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Any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes.  Synonyms: percoid fish, percoidean.

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... straightened out by something heavy, which he pulled in, hand over hand, and lifted on board a handsome fish, near two feet long, with darkly mottled sides and shaped like a cod-fish. "That's a nice grouper," said he—"ten pound, I think." This is a percoid, Serranus nigritus of Holbrook, and one of the very best table-fishes ...
— Lippincott's Magazine. Vol. XII, No. 33. December, 1873. • Various

Words linked to "Percoid" :   hairtail, grey mullet, grunt, mahimahi, perch, sergeant fish, carangid, stromateid, goby, bream, cichlid fish, robalo, archerfish, damselfish, surfperch, clingfish, cobia, mojarra, serranid fish, bigeye, Toxotes jaculatrix, percoidean, blennioid fish, tripletail, Rachycentron canadum, dolphinfish, sleeper goby, spiny-finned fish, stargazer, sciaenid, polly fish, threadfin, frost fish, carangid fish, surf fish, Chaetodipterus faber, angelfish, blanquillo, Percomorphi, sea bream, surgeonfish, dolphin, serranid, flathead, parrotfish, pearlfish, sparid, pollyfish, brotula, demoiselle, percoid fish, scombroid fish, mullet, gempylid, sparid fish, order Percomorphi, cusk-eel, bass, surffish, whiting, butterfly fish, sea chub, snapper, sleeper, order Perciformes, blennioid, catalufa, acanthopterygian, pike, gray mullet, sciaenid fish, Pomatomus saltatrix, sandfish, gudgeon, pearl-fish, spadefish, sand stargazer, butterfish, Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps, Perciformes, worm fish, wrasse, bluefish, cutlassfish, jawfish, scombroid, stromateid fish, cichlid, Priacanthus arenatus, centrarchid, sunfish, tilefish, cardinalfish

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