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Order Perciformes Stirton 1953 (perch-like fish)

Osteichthyes - Acanthomorphata

PaleoDB taxon number: 35920

Alternative spelling: Perchiformes

Full reference: R. A. Stirton. 1953. Vertebrate paleontology and continental stratigraphy in Colombia. Geological Society of America Bulletin 64:603-622

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, Ammodytoidei, Amphiperca, Amphistichus, Anarhichas, Anarrhichthys, Aphia, Apogonoides, Apolectus, Apsilus, Aramichthys, Argyrosomus, Ariomma, Avitolabrax, Avitoluvarus, Bairdiella, Beaumontoperca, Bembrops, Bilinia, Blabe, Blennius, Bodianus, Boops, Brachydeuterus, Brama, Branchiostegidae, Branchiostegus, Brotulidae, Burtinia, Calamus, Callionymus, Callyodon, Carangodidae, Chaeturichthys, Chanda, Cheilinus, Clinus, Cockerellites, Coryphopterus, Cottioidei, Cottopsis, Crenidens, Crenidens, Cristigerina, Ctenodentex, Ctenosciaena, Cubiceps, Cymatogaster, Damalichthys, Dapaloides, Deltentosteus, Diaphyodus, Dipterichthys, Ductoridae, Emmelichthys, Eocottidae, Eoluvarus, Eoserranus, Eothyrsites, Epigonus, Epinnula, Exallias, Exelliidae, Gazza, Gempylus, Gerres, Glaucosoma, Haliophis, Hemerocoetes, Hypacanthus, Hyperoglyphe, Hyperoplus, Hyperprosopon, Ioscion, Isacia, Isurichthys, Kuhlia, Kushlukiidae, Kyphosus, Labrisomus, Labroidea, Labroidei, Lactarius, Landanichthys, Latidae, Lepidogobius, Leptoscopus, Lethops, Libotonius, Lithognathus, Liza, Lonchistium, Luvarus, Lycodopsis, Lyconectes, Maccullochella, Matarchia, Menticirrhus, Mioplosus, Mugiloidei, Neanthias, Nebris, Neoscombrops, Notothenioidei, Oblada, Odonteobolca, Opisthomyzon, Oplegnathus, Orthopristis, Ostracoberyx, Oxyjulis, Palaeoperca, Paracalamus, Parapercis, Paraplatax, Parapristipoma, Parapygaeus, Pararhenanoperca, Parasphyraena, Pasaichthys, Pempheris, Pennahia, Pentacerotidae, Pentanemus, Pentaprion, Percalates, Percoidei, Percophidae, Phanerodon, Phosphichthys, Pimelometopon, Pinichthys, Pirskenius, Plagioholocentrus, Platycephalidae, Platylates, Plectorhinchus, Polydactylus, Priacanthopsis, Propercarinidae, Propygidium, Proserranus, Psenes, Pseudoscarus, Pseudoscopelus, Quasicichla, Quasimullidae, Rachycentron, Repropcidae, Rexea, Rhacochilus, Rhenanoperca, Robertanniidae, Roncador, Sargus, Scarus, Scomberoides, Scombroidei, Scombrops, Scombrosphyraena, Scorpaenoidei, Selar, Seriphus, Serranoidei, Sillaginodes, Sillago, Sparisoma, Sphenocephalus, Sphyraenoidei, Sphyraenops, Stromateoidei, Stromateus, Synagrops, Tetragonurus, Tetrapterus, Thyrsitocephalus, Trachinidae, Trachinoidei, Trichiuroidei, Triglidae, Tripterygion, Tungtingichthys, Verilus, Wangia, Xiphioidei, Zoarces

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore