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Noun1.percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformespercoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
acanthopterygian, spiny-finned fish - a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
order Perciformes, order Percomorphi, Perciformes, Percomorphi - one of the largest natural groups of fishes of both marine and fresh water: true perches; basses; tuna
perch - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of various families of the order Perciformes
perch - spiny-finned freshwater food and game fishes
sandfish - either of two small silvery scaleless fishes of the northern Pacific that burrow into sand
cusk-eel - elongate compressed somewhat eel-shaped fishes
brotula - deep-sea fishes
pearlfish, pearl-fish - found living within the alimentary canals of e.g. sea cucumbers or between the shells of pearl oysters in or near shallow seagrass beds
robalo - a kind of percoid fish
pike - any of several elongate long-snouted freshwater game and food fishes widely distributed in cooler parts of the northern hemisphere
centrarchid, sunfish - small carnivorous freshwater percoid fishes of North America usually having a laterally compressed body and metallic luster: crappies; black bass; bluegills; pumpkinseed
bass - nontechnical name for any of numerous edible marine and freshwater spiny-finned fishes
serranid, serranid fish - marine food sport fishes mainly of warm coastal waters
surfperch, surf fish, surffish - small to medium-sized shallow-water fishes of the Pacific coast of North America
bigeye - red fishes of American coastal tropical waters having very large eyes and rough scales
catalufa, Priacanthus arenatus - brightly colored carnivorous fish of western Atlantic and West Indies waters
cardinalfish - small red fishes of coral reefs and inshore tropical waters
Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps, tilefish - yellow-spotted violet food fish of warm deep waters
bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix - bluish warm-water marine food and game fish that follow schools of small fishes into shallow waters
cobia, Rachycentron canadum, sergeant fish - large dark-striped tropical food and game fish related to remoras; found worldwide in coastal to open waters
carangid, carangid fish - a percoid fish of the family Carangidae
dolphin, dolphinfish, mahimahi - large slender food and game fish widely distributed in warm seas (especially around Hawaii)
blanquillo, tilefish - important marine food fishes
cichlid, cichlid fish - freshwater fishes of tropical America and Africa and Asia similar to American sunfishes; some are food fishes; many small ones are popular in aquariums
snapper - any of several large sharp-toothed marine food and sport fishes of the family Lutjanidae of mainly tropical coastal waters
grunt - medium-sized tropical marine food fishes that utter grunting sounds when caught
sparid, sparid fish - spiny-finned food fishes of warm waters having well-developed teeth
sea bream, bream - any of numerous marine percoid fishes especially (but not exclusively) of the family Sparidae
sciaenid, sciaenid fish - widely distributed family of carnivorous percoid fishes having a large air bladder used to produce sound
mullet - bottom dwelling marine warm water fishes with two barbels on the chin
gray mullet, grey mullet, mullet - freshwater or coastal food fishes a spindle-shaped body; found worldwide
sea chub - schooling fishes mostly of Indian and western Pacific oceans; two species in western Atlantic
Chaetodipterus faber, spadefish, angelfish - deep-bodied disk-shaped food fish of warmer western Atlantic coastal waters
butterfly fish - small usually brilliantly colored tropical marine fishes having narrow deep bodies with large broad fins; found worldwide
damselfish, demoiselle - small brilliantly colored tropical marine fishes of coral reefs
wrasse - chiefly tropical marine fishes with fleshy lips and powerful teeth; usually brightly colored
parrotfish, polly fish, pollyfish - gaudy tropical fishes with parrotlike beaks formed by fusion of teeth
threadfin - mullet-like tropical marine fishes having pectoral fins with long threadlike rays
jawfish - small large-mouthed tropical marine fishes common along sandy bottoms; males brood egg balls in their mouths; popular aquarium fishes
stargazer - heavy-bodied marine bottom-lurkers with eyes on flattened top of the head
sand stargazer - small pallid fishes of shoal tropical waters of North America and South America having eyes on stalks atop head; they burrow in sand to await prey
blennioid, blennioid fish - elongated mostly scaleless marine fishes with large pectoral fins and reduced pelvic fins