Percoidea

plural noun
Per·​coi·​dea | \ (ˌ)pərˈkȯidēə \

Definition of Percoidea

: 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

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History and Etymology for Percoidea

New Latin, from Perca + -oidea

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“Percoidea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Percoidea. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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