HyperDic: percoid_fish

English > 1 sense of the expression percoid fish:
NOUNanimalpercoid fish, percoid, percoideanany of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
English > percoid fish: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningAny of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes.
Synonymspercoid, percoidean
Member ofPerciformes, order Perciformes, Percomorphi, order PercomorphiOne of the largest natural groups of fishes of both marine and fresh water
Narrowerarcherfish, Toxotes jaculatrixAny of several small freshwater fishes that catch insects by squirting water at them and knocking them into the water
bassnontechnical name for any of numerous edible marine and freshwater spiny-finned fishes
bigeyeRed fishes of American coastal tropical waters having very large eyes and rough scales
blanquillo, tilefishImportant marine food fishes
blennioid fish, blennioidelongated mostly scaleless marine fishes with large pectoral fins and reduced pelvic fins
bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrixbluish warm-water marine food and game fish that follow schools of small fishes into shallow waters
brotulaDeep-sea fishes
butterfish, stromateid fish, stromateidsmall marine fish with a short compressed body and feeble spines
butterfly fishsmall usually brilliantly colored tropical marine fishes having narrow deep bodies with large broad fins
carangid fish, carangidA percoid fish of the family Carangidae
cardinalfishsmall red fishes of coral reefs and inshore tropical waters
catalufa, Priacanthus arenatusbrightly colored carnivorous fish of western Atlantic and West Indies waters
cichlid, cichlid fishfreshwater fishes of tropical America and Africa and Asia similar to American sunfishes
clingfishVery small (to 3 inches) flattened marine fish with a sucking disc on the abdomen for clinging to rocks etc.
cobia, Rachycentron canadum, sergeant fishlarge dark-striped tropical food and game fish related to remoras
cusk-eelelongate compressed somewhat eel-shaped fishes
cutlassfish, frost fish, hairtaillong-bodied marine fishes having a long whiplike scaleless body and sharp teeth
damselfish, demoisellesmall brilliantly colored tropical marine fishes of coral reefs
dolphinfish, dolphin, mahimahilarge slender food and game fish widely distributed in warm seas (especially around Hawaii)
flatheadpallid bottom-dwelling flat-headed fish with large eyes and a duck-like snout
gempylidsnake mackerels
goby, gudgeonsmall spiny-finned fish of coastal or brackish waters having a large head and elongated tapering body having the ventral fins modified as a sucker
gruntmedium-sized tropical marine food fishes that utter grunting sounds when caught
jawfishsmall large-mouthed tropical marine fishes common along sandy bottoms
mojarrasmall silvery schooling fishes with protrusible mouths found in warm coastal waters
mulletbottom dwelling marine warm water fishes with two barbels on the chin
mullet, grey mullet, gray mulletFreshwater or coastal food fishes a spindle-shaped body
parrotfish, polly fish, pollyfishgaudy tropical fishes with parrotlike beaks formed by fusion of teeth
pearlfish, pearl-fishFound living within the alimentary canals of e.g. sea cucumbers or between the shells of pearl oysters in or near shallow seagrass beds
perchspiny-finned freshwater food and game fishes
perchAny of numerous spiny-finned fishes of various families of the order Perciformes
pikeAny of several elongate long-snouted freshwater game and food fishes widely distributed in cooler parts of the northern hemisphere
robaloA kind of percoid fish
sand stargazersmall pallid fishes of shoal tropical waters of North America and South America having eyes on stalks atop head
sandfishEither of two small silvery scaleless fishes of the northern Pacific that burrow into sand
sciaenid fish, sciaenidwidely distributed family of carnivorous percoid fishes having a large air bladder used to produce sound
scombroid, scombroid fishImportant marine food and game fishes found in all tropical and temperate seas
sea bream, breamAny of numerous marine percoid fishes especially (but not exclusively) of the family Sparidae
sea chubschooling fishes mostly of Indian and western Pacific oceans
serranid fish, serranidmarine food sport fishes mainly of warm coastal waters
sleeper, sleeper gobyTropical fish that resembles a goby and rests / rests quietly on the bottom in shallow water
snapperAny of several large sharp-toothed marine food and sport fishes of the family Lutjanidae of mainly tropical coastal waters
spadefish, angelfish, Chaetodipterus faberDeep-bodied disk-shaped food fish of warmer western Atlantic coastal waters
sparid, sparid fishspiny-finned food fishes of warm waters having well-developed teeth
stargazerHeavy-bodied marine bottom-lurkers with eyes on flattened top of the head
sunfish, centrarchidsmall carnivorous freshwater percoid fishes of North America usually having a laterally compressed body and metallic luster
surfperch, surffish, surf fishsmall to medium-sized shallow-water fishes of the Pacific coast of North America
surgeonfishbrightly colored coral-reef fish with knifelike spines at the tail
threadfinMullet-like tropical marine fishes having pectoral fins with long threadlike rays
tilefish, Lopholatilus chamaeleonticepsyellow-spotted violet food fish of warm deep waters
tripletaillarge food fish of warm waters worldwide / worldwide having long anal and dorsal fins that with a caudal fin suggest a three-lobed tail
whitingA small fish of the genus Sillago
worm fishpoorly known family of small tropical shallow-water fishes related to gobies
wrassechiefly tropical marine fishes with fleshy lips and powerful teeth
Broaderspiny-finned fish, acanthopterygianA teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
Spanishperciforme, percóideo, pez percóideo

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