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Order Perciformes Bleeker 1859 (perch-like fish)

Osteichthyes - Acanthomorphata

PaleoDB taxon number: 35920

Alternative spelling: Perchiformes

Parent taxon: Percomorpharia according to R. Betancur-R et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Acanthuriformes, Acropomatidae, Caesionidae, Caproidae, Centrarchiformes, Centrogenyidae, Chaetodontidae, Cirrhitiformes, Emmelichthyidae, Enoplosidae, Ephippiformes, Epigonidae, Gerreidae, Haemulidae, Howellidae, Kuhliidae, Kyphosidae, Labriformes, Lateolabracidae, Leiognathidae, Lobotidae, Lophiiformes, Lutjanidae, Malacanthidae, Monodactylidae, Moronidae, Oplegnathidae, Pempheriformes, Percichthyidae, Polyprionidae, Pomacanthidae, Priacanthidae, Scatophagidae, Sciaenidae, Siganidae, Sillaginidae, Sinipercidae, Spariformes, Terapontidae, Tetraodontiformes, Uranoscopiformes

Subtaxa: Acanthonotus, Acanthuroidei, Acentrogobius, Alectis, Alepes, Aluvarus, Amphiperca, Amphistichus, Anarhichas, Anarrhichthys, Aphia, Apogonoides, Apolectus, Apsilus, Aramichthys, Archaeus, Argyrosomus, Ariomma, Asima, Avitolabrax, Avitoluvarus, Bairdiella, Beaumontoperca, Bembrops, Bilinia, Blabe, Blennius, Bodianus, Boops, Brachydeuterus, Brama, Branchiostegidae, Branchiostegus, Burtinia, Calamus, Callionymus, Callyodon, Calotomus, Caranx, Chaetodon, Chaeturichthys, Chanda, Cheilinus, Chelmon, Chromis, Clinus, Coryphopterus, Cottioidei, Cottopsis, Crenidens, Crenidens, Cristigerina, Ctenodentex, Ctenosciaena, Cubiceps, Cymatogaster, Damalichthys, Dapaloides, Deltentosteus, Diaphyodus, Dipterichthys, Echeneis, Emmelichthys, Eolabroides, Eoluvarus, Eoserranus, Eothyrsites, Epigonus, Epinnula, Exallias, Gazza, Gempylus, Gerres, Glaucosoma, Haliophis, Hemerocoetes, Hypacanthus, Hyperoglyphe, Hyperoplus, Hyperprosopon, Ioscion, Isacia, Isurichthys, Izuus, Kuhlia, Kushlukia, Kyphosus, Labrisomus, Labroidea, Labroidei, Lactarius, Landanichthys, Larimus, Lednevia, Leiognathus, Lepidogobius, Leptoscopus, Lethops, Libotonius, Lithognathus, Liza, Lonchistium, Lophar, Luvarus, Lycodopsis, Lyconectes, Maccullochella, Matarchia, Menticirrhus, Mioplosus, Morone, Mugil, Mugiloidei, Mullus, Neanthias, Nebris, Neoscombrops, Notothenioidei, Oblada, Odonteobolca, Oligoplites, Opisthomyzon, Oplegnathus, Orthopristis, Ostracoberyx, Oxyjulis, Palaeoperca, Paracalamus, Parapercis, Paraplatax, Parapristipoma, Parapygaeus, Pararhenanoperca, Parasphyraena, Pasaichthys, Pempheris, Pennahia, Pentaceros, Pentanemus, Pentaprion, Percalates, Percoidei, Percophidae, Phanerodon, Phosphichthys, Pimelometopon, Pinichthys, Pirskenius, Plagioholocentrus, Platycephalidae, Platylaemus, Platylates, Plectorhinchus, Polydactylus, Priacanthopsis, Proluvarus, Propercarina, Propygidium, Proserranus, Protautoga, Psenes, Psenicubiceps, Pseudohistiophorus, Pseudoscarus, Pseudoscopelus, Pseudoumbrina, Pseudovomer, Quasicichla, Rachycentron, Rexea, Rhacochilus, Rhenanoperca, Roncador, Sargus, Scarus, Sciaena, Scomberoides, Scombroidei, Scombrops, Scombrosphyraena, Scorpaenoidei, Selar, Seriphus, Serranoidei, Siganopygaeus, Sillaginodes, Sillago, Sparisoma, Sparus, Sphenocephalus, Sphyraenoidei, Sphyraenops, Stromateoidei, Stromateus, Synagrops, Tetragonurus, Tetrapterus, Thalattorhynchus, Thyrsion, Thyrsitocephalus, Trachinoidei, Trachinus, Triglidae, Tripterygion, Tungtingichthys, Tunita, Umbrina, Verilus, Wangia, Xiphioidei, Zoarces

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore