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Family Blochiidae (perch-like fish)

Actinopterygii - Perciformes

Parent taxon: Perciformes according to R. E. Weems 1999

Sister taxa: Abadzekhia, Absalomichthys, Acanthonotus, Acanthopygaeus, Acentrogobius, Acestrus, Alectis, Alepes, Aluvarus, Amphiperca, Amphistichus, Anarhichas, Anarrhichthys, Aphia, Apogonoides, Apolectus, Apsilus, Araeosteus, Aramichthys, Archaephippus, Archaeus, Ardiodus, Argyrosomus, Ariomma, Asima, Avitolabrax, Avitoluvarus, Bairdiella, Bathyclupea, Beaumontoperca, Beerichthys, Bembrops, Bilinia, Blabe, Blennius, Bodianus, Boops, Brachydeuterus, Brama, Branchiostegidae, Branchiostegus, Burtinia, Caesio, Calamus, Callionymus, Callyodon, Calotomus, Carangodes, Caranx, Centracanthus, Centropomus, Cepola, Ceratoichthys, Chaetodon, Chaeturichthys, Chalcidichthys, Chanda, Cheilinus, Chelmon, Chromis, Clinus, Coryphopterus, Cottioidei, Cottopsis, Crenidens, Crenidens, Cristigerina, Ctenodentex, Ctenosciaena, Cubiceps, Cymatogaster, Damalichthys, Dapaloides, Decapterus, Deltentosteus, Diaphyodus, Dipterichthys, Eastmanalepes, Echeneis, Emmelichthys, Eocoelopoma, Eolabroides, Eolates, Eoluvarus, Eoplatax, Eoserranus, Eothynnus, Eothyrsites, Eozanclus, Epigonus, Epinnula, Eriquius, Euthynnus, Exallias, Exellia, Gazza, Gempylus, Genyonemus, Gerres, Gillidia, Glaucosoma, Goniocranion, Grammatorycnus, Gymnosarda, Haliophis, Hemerocoetes, Hemithyrsites, Hypacanthus, Hyperoglyphe, Hyperoplus, Hyperprosopon, Ioscion, Isacia, Isurichthys, Izuus, Kuhlia, Kushlukia, Kyphosus, Labrisomus, Labroidea, Labroidei, Lactarius, Landanichthys, Larimus, Lednevia, Leiognathus, Lepidogobius, Lepidopus, Leptoscopus, Lethops, Libotonius, Lithognathus, Liza, Lompoquia, Lonchistium, Lophar, Luvarus, Lycodopsis, Lyconectes, Maccullochella, Malacopygaeus, Matarchia, Menticirrhus, Mioplosus, Morone, Mugil, Mugiloidei, Mullus, Neanthias, Nebris, Neocybium, Neoscombrops, Notothenioidei, Oblada, Ocystias, Odonteobolca, Oligoplites, Oncolepis, Opisthomyzon, Oplegnathus, Orthopristis, Ostracoberyx, Oxyjulis, Palaeoperca, Palaeothunnus, Palimphyes, Paracalamus, Parapercis, Paraplatax, Parapristipoma, Parapygaeus, Pararhenanoperca, Parasphyraena, Paratrachinotus, Pasaichthys, Pempheris, Pennahia, Pentaceros, Pentanemus, Pentaprion, Percalates, Percoidei, Percophidae, Phanerodon, Phosphichthys, Pimelometopon, Pinichthys, Pirskenius, Plagioholocentrus, Platycephalidae, Platylaemus, Platylates, Plectorhinchus, Plectrites, Polydactylus, Pomadasys, Priacanthopsis, Priacanthus, Proluvarus, Propercarina, Propygidium, Proserranus, Protanthias, Protautoga, Psenes, Psenicubiceps, Psettopsis, Pseudohistiophorus, Pseudoscarus, Pseudoscopelus, Pseudoseriola, Pseudosphaerodon, Pseudoumbrina, Pseudovomer, Rachycentron, Rexea, Rhacochilus, Rhenanoperca, Rhythmias, Roncador, Sargus, Scarus, Sciaena, Scomber, Scomberoides, Scombramphodon, Scombroidei, Scombrops, Scombrosarda, Scombrosphyraena, Scorpaenoidei, Selar, Seriphus, Serranoidei, Siganopygaeus, Sillaginodes, Sillago, Sparisoma, Sparus, Sphenocephalus, Sphyraenops, Spicara, Stromateoidei, Stromateus, Synagrops, Tetragonurus, Tetrapterus, Thalattorhynchus, Thyrsion, Thyrsitocephalus, Thyrsocles, Toxotes, Trachicaranx, Trachinus, Trachurus, Triglidae, Tripterygion, Tungtingichthys, Tunita, Tylerichthys, Umbrina, Uranoscopus, Verilus, Vomeropsis, Wangia, Xenistius, Xiphioidei, Zaphlegulus, Zoarces

Subtaxa: none

Ecology: nektonic carnivore