Perciformes

Perciformes

Per`ci*for"mes\, n. pl. [NL.] (Zo["o]l.) An extensive tribe or suborder of fishes, including the true perches (Percid[ae]); the pondfishes (Centrarchid[ae]); the sci[ae]noids (Sci[ae]nid[ae]); the sparoids (Sparid[ae]); the serranoids (Serranid[ae]), and some other related families.
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perciformes

noun
one of the largest natural groups of fishes of both marine and fresh water: true perches; basses; tuna 
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