a. like a perch (fish).

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  • Perciform — Per ci*form, a. [NL., & L. perca a perch + form.] (Zo[ o]l.) Pertaining to the Perciformes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perciform — ▪ fish order Introduction       any member of the order Perciformes, a group of bony fishes with more than 6,000 species placed in about 150 families. The order is the largest group of fishes in the world today. Perciform fishes occur in… …   Universalium

  • perciform — [ pə:sɪfɔ:m] adjective Zoology relating to or denoting fish of a very large order (Perciformes) comprising the perches and their relatives. noun a perciform fish. Origin C19: from mod. L. Perciformes, from L. perca perch + forma shape …   English new terms dictionary

  • perciform — I. səˌfȯrm adjective Etymology: New Latin Perciformes 1. : resembling a perch 2. : of or relating to the Perciformes of Percoidea II. noun ( s) …   Useful english dictionary

  • perciform — 1. adjective Of or pertaining to any of very many fish, of the order Perciformes, that have fin spines, a swim bladder without a duct, usually ctenoid scales, and 17 or fewer caudal fin rays. 2. noun Such a fish …   Wiktionary

  • perciform — per·ci·form …   English syllables

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  • Perch — Taxobox name = Perch image width = 250px image caption = Yellow perch (Perca flavescens) regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes familia = Percidae type = Bony Fish genus = Perca genus authority = Linnaeus …   Wikipedia

  • Ragfish — Taxobox name = Ragfish image width = 200px image caption = Juvenile (top) and adult regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes familia = Icosteidae genus = Icosteus species = I. aenigmaticus binomial =… …   Wikipedia

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