Salmopercae

plural noun
Sal·​mo·​per·​cae | \ ˌsalmōˈpərˌsē, -rˌkē, -rˌkī \

Definition of Salmopercae

: a small order that comprises North American freshwater fishes in some respects intermediate between the Ostariophysi and the Percomorphi and includes the pirate perch and the trout-perches

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History and Etymology for Salmopercae

New Latin, from Latin salmo salmon + percae, plural of perca perch

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“Salmopercae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Salmopercae. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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