HyperDic: order_perciformes

English > 1 sense of the expression order Perciformes:
NOUNanimalorder Perciformes, Perciformes, Percomorphi, order Percomorphione of the largest natural groups of fishes of both marine and fresh water
English > order Perciformes: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningOne of the largest natural groups of fishes of both marine and fresh water: true perches / perches / perches; basses / basses / basses; tuna / tuna.
SynonymsPerciformes, Percomorphi, order Percomorphi
Member ofAcanthopterygii, superorder Acanthopterygiiteleost fishes having fins with sharp bony rays
MembersAcanthuridae, family Acanthuridaesurgeonfishes
Ammodytidae, family Ammodytidaesand lances
Anabantidae, family Anabantidaesmall freshwater spiny-finned fishes of Africa and southern Asia
Apogonidae, family Apogonidaebright-colored marine fishes that incubate eggs in the mouth
Blennioidea, suborder Blennioideablennies
Bramidae, family BramidaeDeep-bodied percoid fishes of the open / open seas
Branchiostegidae, family Branchiostegidaesmall family of marine fishes having covered gills
Brotulidae, family Brotulidaechiefly deep-sea fishes related to the Ophidiidae
Callionymidae, family Callionymidaedragonets
Carangidae, family Carangidaelarge family of narrow-bodied marine food fishes with widely forked tails
Carapidae, family Carapidaepearlfishes
Centrarchidae, family Centrarchidaesunfish family
Centropomidae, family CentropomidaeA family of fish or the order Perciformes including robalos
Chaetodontidae, family Chaetodontidaebutterfly fishes
Cichlidae, family Cichlidaecichlids
Coryphaenidae, family Coryphaenidaelarge active pelagic percoid fish
Eleotridae, family Eleotridaesleepers
Embiotocidae, family Embiotocidaeviviparous percoid fishes comprising the surf fishes
Ephippidae, family Ephippidaesmall family comprising the spadefishes
Esocidae, family Esocidaepikes
Gempylidae, family Gempylidaesnake mackerels
Gerreidae, family Gerreidae, Gerridae, family Gerridaemojarras
Gobiesocidae, family Gobiesocidaeclingfishes
Gobiidae, family Gobiidaegobies
Haemulidae, family Haemulidaegrunts
Kyphosidae, family Kyphosidaesea chubs
Labridae, family Labridaewrasses
Lobotidae, family Lobotidaetripletails
Lutjanidae, family Lutjanidaesnappers
Malacanthidae, family Malacanthidaeshort-headed marine fishes
Microdesmidae, family Microdesmidaeworm fish
Mugiloidea, suborder Mugiloideafishes distinguished by abdominal pelvic fins
Mullidae, family Mullidaegoatfishes or red mullets
Ophidiidae, family Ophidiidaeeellike marine fishes
Opisthognathidae, family Opisthognathidaejawfishes
Percidae, family Percidaeactive freshwater fishes
Percoidea, suborder PercoideaIn some classifications nearly or exactly equivalent to the Perciformes which are considered a suborder
Percophidae, family Percophidaepercoid flatheads
Polynemidae, family Polynemidaethreadfins
Pomacentridae, family Pomacentridaedamselfishes
Pomatomidae, family Pomatomidaefood and game fishes related to pompanos
Priacanthidae, family Priacanthidaesmall carnivorous percoid fishes found worldwide / worldwide in tropical seas
Rachycentridae, family Rachycentridaefamily of pelagic fishes containing solely the cobia
Scaridae, family Scaridaeparrotfishes
Sciaenidae, family Sciaenidaewarm-water marine fishes including the drums and grunts and croakers and sea trout
Scombroidea, suborder Scombroideamackerels
Serranidae, family Serranidaemarine fishes
Sparidae, family Sparidaeporgies
Stromateidae, family Stromateidaebutterfishes
Toxotidae, family Toxotidaearcherfishes
Trichiuridae, family Trichiuridaecutlassfishes
Trichodontidae, family TrichodontidaeTwo species of elongate compressed scaleless large-eyed fishes that live in sand or mud
Uranoscopidae, family Uranoscopidaestargazers
freshwater bream, breamAny of various usually edible freshwater percoid fishes having compressed bodies and shiny scales
perchAny of numerous spiny-finned fishes of various families of the order Perciformes
percoid fish, percoid, percoideanAny of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
sea bream, breamAny of numerous marine percoid fishes especially (but not exclusively) of the family Sparidae
Broaderanimal orderThe order of animals
Spanishperciformes
CatalanPerciforme, perciformes, Perciformes

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