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A fish of a large group that includes the perches, basses, jacks, snappers, grunts, sea breams, and drums.
Relating to or denoting the percoids.
- ‘These and other phylogenetic hypotheses will be tested in future studies with an expanded coverage of percoid families.’
- ‘White perch (Morone americana Gmelin) is a percoid fish found in many estuarine and freshwater systems along the east coast of North America, from the state of South Carolina to the Canadian province of New Brunswick.’
Mid 19th century: from modern Latin Percoïdes (plural), from Latin perca ‘perch’.
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