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Definition of the noun percoidean

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noun - plural: -

  1. any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonyms of percoidean: percoid / percoid fish
    • more generic terms: acanthopterygian / spiny-finned fish = a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
    • more specific terms:
      • perch = any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of various families of the order Perciformes
      • perch = spiny-finned freshwater food and game fishes
      • sandfish = either of two small silvery scaleless fishes of the northern Pacific that burrow into sand
      • cusk-eel = elongate compressed somewhat eel-shaped fishes
      • brotula = deep-sea fishes
      • pearl-fish / pearlfish = found living within the alimentary canals of e.g. sea cucumbers or between the shells of pearl oysters in or near shallow seagrass beds
      • robalo = a kind of percoid fish
      • pike = any of several elongate long-snouted freshwater game and food fishes widely distributed in cooler parts of the northern hemisphere
      • centrarchid / sunfish = small carnivorous freshwater percoid fishes of North America usually having a laterally compressed body and metallic luster: crappies; black bass; bluegills
      • bass = nontechnical name for any of numerous edible marine and freshwater spiny-finned fishes
      • serranid fish / serranid = marine food sport fishes mainly of warm coastal waters
      • surf fish / surfperch / surffish = small to medium-sized shallow-water fishes of the Pacific coast of North America
      • bigeye = red fishes of American coastal tropical waters having very large eyes and rough scales
      • Priacanthus arenatus / catalufa = brightly colored carnivorous fish of western Atlantic and West Indies waters
      • cardinalfish = small red fishes of coral reefs and inshore tropical waters
      • Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps / tilefish = yellow-spotted violet food fish of warm deep waters
      • Pomatomus saltatrix / bluefish = bluish warm-water marine food and game fish that follow schools of small fishes into shallow waters
      • Rachycentron canadum / sergeant fish / cobia = large dark-striped tropical food and game fish related to remoras
      • carangid fish / carangid = a percoid fish of the family Carangidae
      • dolphinfish / mahimahi / dolphin = large slender food and game fish widely distributed in warm seas
      • blanquillo / tilefish = important marine food fishes
      • cichlid fish / cichlid = freshwater fishes of tropical America and Africa and Asia similar to American sunfishes; some are food fishes
      • snapper = any of several large sharp-toothed marine food and sport fishes of the family Lutjanidae of mainly tropical coastal waters
      • grunt = medium-sized tropical marine food fishes that utter grunting sounds when caught
      • sparid fish / sparid = spiny-finned food fishes of warm waters having well-developed teeth
      • sea bream / bream = any of numerous marine percoid fishes especially (but not exclusively) of the family Sparidae
      • sciaenid fish / sciaenid = widely distributed family of carnivorous percoid fishes having a large air bladder used to produce sound
      • mullet = bottom dwelling marine warm water fishes with two barbels on the chin
      • gray mullet / grey mullet / mullet = freshwater or coastal food fishes a spindle-shaped body
      • sea chub = schooling fishes mostly of Indian and western Pacific oceans
      • Chaetodipterus faber / angelfish / spadefish = deep-bodied disk-shaped food fish of warmer western Atlantic coastal waters
      • butterfly fish = small usually brilliantly colored tropical marine fishes having narrow deep bodies with large broad fins
      • damselfish / demoiselle = small brilliantly colored tropical marine fishes of coral reefs
      • wrasse = chiefly tropical marine fishes with fleshy lips and powerful teeth
      • parrotfish / polly fish / pollyfish = gaudy tropical fishes with parrotlike beaks formed by fusion of teeth
      • threadfin = mullet-like tropical marine fishes having pectoral fins with long threadlike rays
      • jawfish = small large-mouthed tropical marine fishes common along sandy bottoms; males brood egg balls in their mouths
      • stargazer = heavy-bodied marine bottom-lurkers with eyes on flattened top of the head
      • sand stargazer = small pallid fishes of shoal tropical waters of North America and South America having eyes on stalks atop head
      • blennioid fish / blennioid = elongated mostly scaleless marine fishes with large pectoral fins and reduced pelvic fins
      • gudgeon / goby = small spiny-finned fish of coastal or brackish waters having a large head and elongated tapering body having the ventral fins modified as a sucker
      • sleeper goby / sleeper = tropical fish that resembles a goby and rests quietly on the bottom in shallow water
      • flathead = pallid bottom-dwelling flat-headed fish with large eyes and a duck-like snout
      • Toxotes jaculatrix / archerfish = any of several small freshwater fishes that catch insects by squirting water at them and knocking them into the water
      • worm fish = poorly known family of small tropical shallow-water fishes related to gobies
      • surgeonfish = brightly colored coral-reef fish with knifelike spines at the tail
      • gempylid = snake mackerels; elongated marine fishes with oily flesh; resembles mackerels
      • cutlassfish / frost fish / hairtail = long-bodied marine fishes having a long whiplike scaleless body and sharp teeth
      • scombroid fish / scombroid = important marine food and game fishes found in all tropical and temperate seas
      • stromateid fish / butterfish / stromateid = small marine fish with a short compressed body and feeble spines
      • clingfish = very small (to 3 inches) flattened marine fish with a sucking disc on the abdomen for clinging to rocks etc.
      • tripletail = large food fish of warm waters worldwide having long anal and dorsal fins that with a caudal fin suggest a three-lobed tail
      • mojarra = small silvery schooling fishes with protrusible mouths found in warm coastal waters
      • whiting = a small fish of the genus Sillago
    • member of: order Perciformes / order Percomorphi / Perciformes / Percomorphi = one of the largest natural groups of fishes of both marine and fresh water: true perches; basses

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