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Anabantoidei

(Suborder)

Overview

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A Suborder in the Kingdom Animalia.

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Taxonomy

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The Suborder Anabantoidei is a member of the Series Percomorpha. Here is the complete "parentage" of Anabantoidei:

The Suborder Anabantoidei is further organized into finer groupings including:

Families

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Anabantidae

The Anabantidae are a family of perciform fish commonly called the climbing gouramies or climbing perches. As labyrinth fishes, they possess a labyrinth organ, a structure in the fish's head which allows them to breathe atmospheric oxygen. Fish of this family are commonly seen gulping at air at the surface of the water; which then passes out of their gills or mouth when they dive beneath the surface. [more]

Helostomatidae

Kissing gouramis, also known as kissing fish or kissers (Helostoma temminckii), are large tropical freshwater fish comprising the monotypic labyrinth fish family Helostomatidae (from the Greek elos [stud, nail], stoma [mouth]). These fish originate from Thailand to Indonesia. They can be food fish which are farmed in their native Southeast Asia. They are used fresh for steaming, baking, broiling, and pan frying. The kissing gourami is a popular aquarium fish. [more]

Osphronemidae

Gouramis are a family, Osphronemidae, of freshwater perciform fishes. The fish are native to Asia, from Pakistan and India to the Malay Archipelago and north-easterly towards Korea. The name "gourami" is also used for fish of the families Helostomatidae and Anabantidae. "Gouramis" is an example of a redundant plural. Gourami is already plural, in its original language. [more]

At least 184 species and subspecies belong to the Family Osphronemidae.

More info about the Family Osphronemidae may be found here.

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Last Revised: August 25, 2014
2014/08/25 16:00:55