perciformes definition

  • noun-plural:
    • 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.
  • others:
    • 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.
  • noun:
    • one of several largest all-natural categories of fishes of both marine and fresh water: real perches; basses; tuna

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