- a thorough tribe or suborder of fishes, like the true perches (Percidæ); the pondfishes (Centrarchidæ); the sciænoids (Sciænidæ); the sparoids (Sparidæ); the serranoids (Serranidæ), many other relevant families.
- In Günther's classification, a division of Acanthopterygii, getting the body compressed, dorsal fin elongated along with the spinous larger than the soft section, rectal rather brief, and ventrals generally with a spine and five rays.
- one of several largest all-natural categories of fishes of both marine and fresh water: real perches; basses; tuna
Hypernym for "perciformes"
- animal order
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