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 Dictionary entry overview: What does percoid fish mean? 

  The noun PERCOID FISH has 1 sense:

1. any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes

  Familiarity information: PERCOID FISH used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes

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Nouns denoting animals


percoid; percoid fish; percoidean

Hypernyms ("percoid fish" is a kind of...):

acanthopterygian; spiny-finned fish (a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "percoid fish"):

whiting (a small fish of the genus Sillago; excellent food fish)

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)

stargazer (heavy-bodied marine bottom-lurkers with eyes on flattened top of the head)

jawfish (small large-mouthed tropical marine fishes common along sandy bottoms; males brood egg balls in their mouths; popular aquarium fishes)

threadfin (mullet-like tropical marine fishes having pectoral fins with long threadlike rays)

parrotfish; polly fish; pollyfish (gaudy tropical fishes with parrotlike beaks formed by fusion of teeth)

wrasse (chiefly tropical marine fishes with fleshy lips and powerful teeth; usually brightly colored)

damselfish; demoiselle (small brilliantly colored tropical marine fishes of coral reefs)

butterfly fish (small usually brilliantly colored tropical marine fishes having narrow deep bodies with large broad fins; found worldwide)

angelfish; Chaetodipterus faber; spadefish (deep-bodied disk-shaped food fish of warmer western Atlantic coastal waters)

sea chub (schooling fishes mostly of Indian and western Pacific oceans; two species in western Atlantic)

gray mullet; grey mullet; mullet (freshwater or coastal food fishes a spindle-shaped body; found worldwide)

blennioid; blennioid fish (elongated mostly scaleless marine fishes with large pectoral fins and reduced pelvic fins)

goby; gudgeon (small spiny-finned fish of coastal or brackish waters having a large head and elongated tapering body having the ventral fins modified as a sucker)

sleeper; sleeper goby (tropical fish that resembles a goby and rests quietly on the bottom in shallow water)

mojarra (small silvery schooling fishes with protrusible mouths found in warm coastal waters)

tripletail (large food fish of warm waters worldwide having long anal and dorsal fins that with a caudal fin suggest a three-lobed tail)

clingfish (very small (to 3 inches) flattened marine fish with a sucking disc on the abdomen for clinging to rocks etc.)

butterfish; stromateid; stromateid fish (small marine fish with a short compressed body and feeble spines)

scombroid; scombroid fish (important marine food and game fishes found in all tropical and temperate seas; some are at least partially endothermic and can thrive in colder waters)

cutlassfish; frost fish; hairtail (long-bodied marine fishes having a long whiplike scaleless body and sharp teeth; closely related to snake mackerel)

gempylid (snake mackerels; elongated marine fishes with oily flesh; resembles mackerels; found worldwide)

surgeonfish (brightly colored coral-reef fish with knifelike spines at the tail)

worm fish (poorly known family of small tropical shallow-water fishes related to gobies)

archerfish; Toxotes jaculatrix (any of several small freshwater fishes that catch insects by squirting water at them and knocking them into the water; found in Indonesia and Australia)

flathead (pallid bottom-dwelling flat-headed fish with large eyes and a duck-like snout)

mullet (bottom dwelling marine warm water fishes with two barbels on the chin)

sciaenid; sciaenid fish (widely distributed family of carnivorous percoid fishes having a large air bladder used to produce sound)

bream; sea bream (any of numerous marine percoid fishes especially (but not exclusively) of the family Sparidae)

serranid; serranid fish (marine food sport fishes mainly of warm coastal waters)

bass (nontechnical name for any of numerous edible marine and freshwater spiny-finned fishes)

centrarchid; sunfish (small carnivorous freshwater percoid fishes of North America usually having a laterally compressed body and metallic luster: crappies; black bass; bluegills; pumpkinseed)

pike (any of several elongate long-snouted freshwater game and food fishes widely distributed in cooler parts of the northern hemisphere)

robolo (a kind of percoid fish)

pearl-fish; pearlfish (found living within the alimentary canals of e.g. sea cucumbers or between the shells of pearl oysters in or near shallow seagrass beds)

brotula (deep-sea fishes)

cusk-eel (elongate compressed somewhat eel-shaped fishes)

sandfish (either of two small silvery scaleless fishes of the northern Pacific that burrow into sand)

perch (spiny-finned freshwater food and game fishes)

perch (any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of various families of the order Perciformes)

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)

sparid; sparid fish (spiny-finned food fishes of warm waters having well-developed teeth)

grunt (medium-sized tropical marine food fishes that utter grunting sounds when caught)

snapper (any of several large sharp-toothed marine food and sport fishes of the family Lutjanidae of mainly tropical coastal waters)

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)

blanquillo; tilefish (important marine food fishes)

dolphin; dolphinfish; mahimahi (large slender food and game fish widely distributed in warm seas (especially around Hawaii))

carangid; carangid fish (a percoid fish of the family Carangidae)

cobia; Rachycentron canadum; sergeant fish (large dark-striped tropical food and game fish related to remoras; found worldwide in coastal to open waters)

bluefish; Pomatomus saltatrix (bluish warm-water marine food and game fish that follow schools of small fishes into shallow waters)

Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps; tilefish (yellow-spotted violet food fish of warm deep waters)

cardinalfish (small red fishes of coral reefs and inshore tropical waters)

surf fish; surffish; surfperch (small to medium-sized shallow-water fishes of the Pacific coast of North America)

Holonyms ("percoid fish" is a member of...):

order Perciformes; order Percomorphi; Perciformes; Percomorphi (one of the largest natural groups of fishes of both marine and fresh water: true perches; basses; tuna)

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