plural noun

: a suborder of Percomorphi of uncertain limits that includes Percidae, Centrarchidae, Serranidae, Sparidae, and numerous other families and constitutes even in its least extensive application one of the largest natural groups of fishes

Word History


New Latin, from Perca + -oidea

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“Percoidea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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