perca definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of fishes, such as the fresh-water perch.
    • A genus of acanthopterygian fishes, previously used with wide and long limits to cover numerous heterogeneous forms, variously separated by modern-day ichthyologists; today limited to these types of types once the typical yellow perches of European Countries and United States, as Perca fluviatilis associated with previous and P. americana, lutea, or flavescens of the latter country, making the type of the household Percidæ. See perch.
    • type genus for the Percidae

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