Perciformes

plural noun
Per·​ci·​for·​mes

Definition of Perciformes

in some classifications
: a group of fishes nearly or exactly equivalent to Percoidea

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History and Etymology for Perciformes

New Latin, from Latin perca perch + New Latin -iformes

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“Perciformes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Perciformes. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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