Perciformes

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Perciformes one of the largest natural groups of fishes of both marine and fresh water: true perches; basses; tuna
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Perciformes (Zoöl) 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • perciformes In Günther's classification, a division of Acanthopterygii, having the body compressed, dorsal fin elongated and with the spinous larger than the soft portion, anal rather short, and ventrals generally with a spine and five rays. It includes the families Percidæ, Squamipinnes, Mullidæ, Sparidæ, Scorpænidæ, and several others.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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