Definition of Perciformes

1. Noun. One of the largest natural groups of fishes of both marine and fresh water: true perches; basses; tuna.

Exact synonyms: Order Perciformes, Order Percomorphi, Percomorphi
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Acanthopterygii, Superorder Acanthopterygii
Member holonyms: Percoidea, Suborder Percoidea, Percoid, Percoid Fish, Percoidean, Perch, Anabantidae, Family Anabantidae, Family Percidae, Percidae, Family Trichodontidae, Trichodontidae, Family Ophidiidae, Ophidiidae, Brotulidae, Family Brotulidae, Carapidae, Family Carapidae, Centropomidae, Family Centropomidae, Esocidae, Family Esocidae, Centrarchidae, Family Centrarchidae, Bream, Freshwater Bream, Family Serranidae, Serranidae, Embiotocidae, Family Embiotocidae, Family Priacanthidae, Priacanthidae, Apogonidae, Family Apogonidae, Family Malacanthidae, Malacanthidae, Family Pomatomidae, Pomatomidae, Family Rachycentridae, Rachycentridae, Carangidae, Family Carangidae, Coryphaenidae, Family Coryphaenidae, Bramidae, Family Bramidae, Branchiostegidae, Family Branchiostegidae, Cichlidae, Family Cichlidae, Family Lutjanidae, Lutjanidae, Family Haemulidae, Haemulidae, Family Sparidae, Sparidae, Bream, Sea Bream, Family Sciaenidae, Sciaenidae, Family Mullidae, Mullidae, Mugiloidea, Suborder Mugiloidea, Family Kyphosidae, Kyphosidae, Ephippidae, Family Ephippidae, Chaetodontidae, Family Chaetodontidae, Family Pomacentridae, Pomacentridae, Family Labridae, Labridae, Family Scaridae, Scaridae, Family Polynemidae, Polynemidae, Family Opisthognathidae, Opisthognathidae, Family Uranoscopidae, Uranoscopidae, Blennioidea, Suborder Blennioidea, Ammodytidae, Family Ammodytidae, Callionymidae, Family Callionymidae, Family Gobiidae, Gobiidae, Eleotridae, Family Eleotridae, Family Percophidae, Percophidae, Family Toxotidae, Toxotidae, Family Microdesmidae, Microdesmidae, Acanthuridae, Family Acanthuridae, Family Gempylidae, Gempylidae, Family Trichiuridae, Trichiuridae, Scombroidea, Suborder Scombroidea, Family Stromateidae, Stromateidae, Family Gobiesocidae, Gobiesocidae, Family Lobotidae, Lobotidae, Family Gerreidae, Family Gerridae, Gerreidae, Gerridae



Definition of Perciformes

1. n. pl. An extensive tribe or suborder of fishes, including the true perches (Percidæ); the pondfishes (Centrarchidæ); the sciænoids (Sciænidæ); the sparoids (Sparidæ); the serranoids (Serranidæ), and some other related families.

Medical Definition of Perciformes

1. An extensive tribe or suborder of fishes, including the true perches (Percidae); the pondfishes (Centrarchidae); the sciaenoids (Sciaenidae); the sparoids (Sparidae); the serranoids (Serranidae), and some other related families. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Perciformes

perchlorinated
perchlorinates
perchlorinating
perchlorination
perchlorinations
perchlorobenzene
perchlorobenzoic
perchlorobenzoic acid
perchloroethylene
perchloroethylenes
perchloroheteroaromatic
perchloromethane
perchromic
perchromic acid
perciform
perciformes (current term)
perciforms
percine
percing
percipience
percipiences
percipient
percipiently
percipients
perclose
percoct
percoid
percoid fish
percoidea
percoidean

Literary usage of Perciformes

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1. Water Quality Indicators Guide: Surface Waters by Charles R. Terrell (1993)
"Order perciformes Family Centrarchidae (NC Wildl. Resour. Comm. and NCSM) Order perciformes Family Centrarchidae (NC Wildl. Resour. ..."

2. Guide to the Gallery of Fishes in the Department of Zoology of the British by William George Ridewood (1908)
"perciformes (Perches). The perciformes constitute a large division of the Acantho- ... The various families comprising the division perciformes are ..."

3. British Museum Guides: Vertrbrates by British Museum (Natural History) (1906)
"perciformes (Perches). The perciformes constitute a large division of the Acantho- ... The various families comprising the division perciformes are ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"... perciformes, Beryciformes—and from this point of view gives us a very useful summary of the groups, perhaps the best of its kind. ..."

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