Taxon profile


Perciformes Bleeker, 1863

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  superorder Teleostei


Acanthurus sohal - Red Sea Clown Surgeon

Acanthurus sohal - Red Sea Clown Surgeon

Author: Zdeněk Sýkora

Toxotes microlepis - Smallscale Archerfish

Toxotes microlepis - Smallscale Archerfish

Author: Alexandr Pospěch

Heros severus - Banded Cichlid

Heros severus - Banded Cichlid

Author: Milan Kořínek

Functions restricted to taxon Perciformes

Important groups

Acanthuridae - surgeonfishes and unicornfishes, Gobiidae - gobies, Ptereleotrinae - dartfishes, Cichlidae - cichlids, Pomacentridae - damselfishes and anemonefishes, Labridae - wrasses, Scaridae - parrotfishes, Centrarchidae - sunfishes and freshwater basses, Percidae - perches and darters, Serranidae - sea basses and groupers, Apogonidae - cardinalfishes, Carangidae - jacks, amberjacks, pompanos, Lutjanidae - Snappers, Sparidae - porgys and seabreams, Chaetodontidae - butterflyfishes, Pomacanthidae - angelfishes

Recently completed profiles

Epinephelus ongus (Bloch, 1790) - Wavy-lined Grouper
Epinephelus octofasciatus Griffin, 1926 - Convict Groper
Hyporthodus niveatus (Valenciennes, 1828)
Hyporthodus niphobles (Gilbert & Starks, 1897)
Hyporthodus nigritus (Holbrook, 1855) - Black Gouper
Hyporthodus mystacinus (Poey, 1852) - Convict Grouper
Epinephelus multinotatus (Peters, 1876) - Rankin's Cod
Epinephelus morrhua (Valenciennes, 1833) - Banded-check Reef-cod
Epinephelus morio (Valenciennes, 1828) - Brown Grouper
Epinephelus miliaris (Valenciennes, 1830) - Netfin Grouper

Included taxa

Number of records: 17

suborder Acanthuroidei
suborder Blennioidei
suborder Callionymoidei
suborder Caproidei
suborder Elassomatoidei
suborder Gobioidei
suborder Icosteoidei
suborder Kurtoidei
suborder Labroidei
suborder Mugiloidei
suborder Notothenioidei
suborder Percoidei
suborder Scombroidei
suborder Stromateoidei
suborder Trachinoidei
suborder Zoarcoidei

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