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Anabantoids - "labyrinth fishes" Innes' Guide

Posted 29 August 2003 - 01:45 PM (#1) User is offline   Innes 

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Anabantoids or "labyrinth fishes" are unusual because they have a special organ in a large extension on the upper part of the gill-chamber inside their head, this labyrinth organ comprises of lamellae which is covered by a layer of skin which is folded in such a way that it resembles a maze or a "labyrinth" the reason for this folding is to maximise the surface area as the fish uses this organ much like we use our lungs, they gulp in some air and it passes through this organ and oxygenates the bloodstream allowing the fish to breath air and even leave the water in search of a better home. young fry do not develop this extra organ for a few weeks and also no fish with this organ can survive without access to the waters surface.

There are a few groups of fish which breath air:
*Anabantidae - This group is made up of three genera; Anabas, Ctenopoma, and Sandelia, and is found in Africa and Southeast Asia. Anabas species are known to be able to cross land, and some are even thought to climb trees, but they donít really climb trees.
This family includes Climbing Perch, Ornate Ctenopoma, Bush Fish

*Belontiidae - This group is from Asia, Southeast Asia, and India. This family includes fish of the genera Betta, Colisa, Macropodus, Sphaerichthys, and Trichogaste r.
This family includes Siamese Fighting Fish, Banded Gourami, Thick-lipped Gourami, Dwarf Gourami, Honey Dwarf Gourami, Paradise Fish, Lace Gourami, Three-spot Gourami

*Osphronemidae - This group consists of the genus Osphronemus and is from Southeast Asia and Australia.
This family includes Giant Gourami

*Helostomatidae - This group consists of the genus Helostoma. The fish of this family originate from parts of Southeast Asia.
This family includes Kissing Gourami

*Luciocephalidae - This group contains the Genera Luciocephalus
This family includes Pikehead

*Badidae - This group contains just one fish Badis badis which comes from slow moving waters in India

*Synbranchiformes - This group contains the Families Synbranchidae (swamp-eels), Chaudhuriidae (chaudhuriids) and Mastacembelidae (spiny eels) they originate from Africa, Asia, Middle and South America.
This family contains Peacock eel, Tyre-track eel, Fire eel, Synbranchus marmoratus,

*Nandidae - This group contains the Genera Afronandus, Badis, Monocirrhus, Nandus, Polycentropsis, Polycentrus and Pristolepis. Nandus are found in South America, Southeast Asia, and Africa.
This family includes South American Leaf Fish, Nandus, Schomburgk's Leaf Fish

*Channiformes - This group Channidae (snakeheads) contains roughly 21 species, this family has an evolved labyrinth organ which enables these fish to cross land in periods or drought, and also to inhibit oxygen deficient waters




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Posted 29 August 2003 - 02:33 PM (#2) User is offline   Lahot 

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very informative once again Innes!

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Posted 29 August 2003 - 03:05 PM (#4) User is offline   Innes 

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ummm if anyone would like to check my info here I would be greatfull as I had to look many things up and some of it was a little more advanced than I would usually have been
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It seem u always have to much time on ur hands Innes but ur cool  :nod:

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Quote> There are a few groups of fish which breath air:


Actually Innes, Many groups other than Anabantoids
Breath Atmospheric air, and some require it for survival,

Short list:

Polypterade, Bichirs and reedfish
Lungfish
Corydoras and related species
Pleco and related species
Gars
Bowfin
Some Osteoglossids, ( Arapaima for example)
Wolffish (Hoplias and related species)
Mudminnows (Umbra sp)
Lots of catfish, (Clarias, synodontis are examples)

Each has a unique way to utilize Atmospheric air, Some have litteral "Lungs"
or special adaptations to the Air bladder,
others have Blood vessels lining the stomach used just for this.

Otherwise your info is excellect for the group mentioned

Posted 31 August 2003 - 10:21 AM (#7) User is offline   Innes 

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polyptrus do you fance helping me correct the mistake?


I also was not sure is all these groups were anabantoids, such as Synbranchiformes
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Posted 31 August 2003 - 10:23 AM (#8) User is offline   Innes 

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ICe EleMenT9, on Aug 30 2003, 11:48 PM, said:

It seem u always have to much time on ur hands Innes but ur cool :down:

lol most of these "Innes' guide" topics have been written for my site, and I have been sharing them with PFury.


my site, although small and new is for my business, and so technically when writing these out I'm working :rockon:
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Synbracnchiformes are really not all that capable of being called a Anabantoid,

I'm going by memory here (I'll back this up later, do not absolutly quote me)

a bit rusty on this group
But I think they are more closly related to
Osteoglossids,

they are quite a "grey area" fish as to cladistic afinity.

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OK I'll give you time to check this for me :thumbup:
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