Anabas testudineus, Climbing perch : fisheries, aquaculture, aquarium

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Anabas testudineus (Bloch, 1792)

Climbing perch
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> Anabantiformes (Gouramies, snakeheads) > Anabantidae (Climbing gouramies)
Etymology: Anabas: Greek, anabasis = climbing up (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Bloch.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecologia

; acqua dolce; salmastro demersale; potamodromo (Ref. 51243); distribuzione batimetrica 0 - ? m (Ref. 4833).   Tropical; 22°C - 30°C (Ref. 1672); 28°N - 10°S

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Asia: India to Wallace line including China. May have been distributed in more areas than were commonly reported.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 4833); common length : 12.5 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 2686)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 16 - 20; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 7-10; Spine anali 9-11; Raggi anali molli: 8 - 11. Color in life dark to pale greenish, very pale below, back dusky to olive; head with longitudinal stripes ventrally; posterior margin of opercle with a dark spot; iris golden reddish. Body form variable, affected by age and amount of food consumed. Scaled head with 4-5 rows between eye and rear margin of preoperculum. Scales large and regularly arranged, ciliate.

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Found mostly in canals, lakes, ponds, swamps and estuaries (Ref. 41236, 57235). Adults occur in medium to large rivers, brooks, flooded fields and stagnant water bodies including sluggish flowing canals (Ref. 12975). Often found in areas with dense vegetation (Ref. 12693). Can tolerate extremely unfavorable water conditions and is associated mainly with turbid, stagnant waters (Ref. 6028). They remain buried under the mud during dry season (Ref. 1479). Feed on macrophytic vegetation, shrimps and fish fry (Ref. 6028). Reported to undertake lateral migration from the Mekong mainstream, or other permanent water bodies, to flooded areas during the flood season and return to the permanent water bodies at the onset of the dry season (Ref. 37770). During the dry season, they stay in pools associated with submerged woods and shrubs (Ref. 37770). Posses an accessory air-breathing organ (Ref. 2847). Able to survive for several days or weeks out of water if the air breathing organs can be kept moist (Ref. 1479). Quite famous for its ability to walk; important food fish in SE Asia, considered as a tasty food fish (Ref. 6565) but not of the finest quality since it is bony (Ref. 2686). Usually sold live in markets where it is kept alive for several days by keeping it moist (Ref. 12693). Economic foodfish in the Southeast Asia (Ref. 57235).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Guards eggs at the surface of hypoxic waters (Ref. 7471).

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Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991. Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. Volume 2. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. (Ref. 4833)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 10 August 2019

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Pesca: commerciale; Acquacoltura: commerciale; Acquario: Commerciale
FAO - Acquacoltura: production; pesca: landings; Publication: search | FishSource |

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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02399 (0.01731 - 0.03324), b=2.94 (2.85 - 3.03), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.4 se; based on diet studies.
Generation time: 0.8 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resilienza (Ref. 120179):  Alto, tempo minimo di raddoppiamento della popolazione meno di 15 mesi (Assuming tm=1; K=1.4; Fec=40,000-80,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.
Nutrients (Ref. 124155):  Calcium = 116 [51, 243] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.41 [0.86, 2.37] mg/100g ; Protein = 17.7 [16.7, 18.7] % ; Omega3 = 0.388 [0.159, 0.927] g/100g ; Selenium = 123 [60, 234] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 55.4 [28.0, 113.2] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.979 [0.708, 1.385] mg/100g (wet weight); based on nutrient studies.