accessory breathing organ
labyrinth organ (a much folded suprabranchial accessory breathing organ found in Anabantoidei. Formed by vascularized expansion of the epibranchial of the first gill arch. Used for respiration in air)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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