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(ˈpɜːkɔɪd) or


1. (Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Percoidea, a suborder of spiny-finned teleost fishes including the perches, sea bass, red mullet, cichlids, etc
2. (Animals) of, relating to, or resembling a perch
(Animals) any fish belonging to the suborder Percoidea
[C19: from Latin perca perch2 + -oid]
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(ˈpɜr kɔɪd)

also per•coi•de•an

(pərˈkɔɪ di ən)

belonging to the Percoidei, a suborder of spiny-finned fishes comprising the true perches and many related families.
[1830–40; < French Percoïdes (pl.) (Cuvier)]
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Noun1.percoid - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformespercoid - 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
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They describe characteristics that distinguish callanthiids from other percoids, that distinguish Callanathias from Grammatonotus, and that distinguish the seven species of Callanathias from each other.
Clupeiforms showed distinct temporal, diel and tidal patterns, which is consistent with Modde & Ross (1981) results showing that clupeoids vary more than percoids within 24 h period.
Larval fishes as a whole are selective feeders; Corycaeus is selected by larval percoids in the Gulf of Mexico (Govoni et al., 1986b).