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Taxon: Order Perciformes Rafinesque, 1810 (fish)
Classification by:

Phylum Chordata Bateson, 1885 - chordates
   Subphylum Vertebrata Cuvier, 1812 - vertebrates
     Pisces
       Class Actinopterygii Woodward, 1891 - ray-finned fishes
         Order Perciformes Rafinesque, 1810 - perches
           Family Acanthoclinidae see Subfamily Acanthoclininae
           Family Acanthuridae - surgeonfishes and unicornfishes
           Family Acropomatidae - lanternbellies
           Family Amarsipidae R.L. Haedrich, 1969 - amarsipids
           Family Ambassidae
           Family Ammodytidae Boulenger, 1910 - sand lances
           Family †Amphistiidae
           Family Anabantidae - climbing gouramies
           Family Anarhichadidae - wolffishes
           Family Aplodactylidae
           Family Apogonidae - cardinalfishes
           Family †Arambourgellidae
           Family Ariommatidae - ariommatids
           Family Arripidae - Australian salmons
           Family Banjosidae
           Family Bathyclupeidae - bathyclupeids
           Family Bathydraconidae - Antarctic dragonfishes
           Family Bathymasteridae - ronquils
           Family Belontiidae - gouramies and allies
           Family Blenniidae Rafinesque, 1815 - blennies
           Family Bovichtidae - bovichtids see Family Bovichthyidae
           Family Bramidae - pomfrets
           Family Caesionidae - fusiliers
           Family Callanthiidae - splendid perches
           Family Callionymidae Regan, 1913 - dragonets
           Family Carangidae Rafinesque, 1815 - jacks
           Family Caristiidae - veilfins
           Family Centracanthidae Fowler, 1925 (1829)
           Family Centrarchidae Regan, 1913 - sunfishes and freshwater basses
           Family Centrogeniidae nom. imperf. see Family Centrogenyidae
           Family Centrolophidae - medusafishes
           Family Centropomidae
           Family Cepolidae Rafinesque, 1815 - bandfishes
           Family Chaenopsidae - pikeblennies
           Family Chaetodontidae Rafinesque, 1815 - butterflyfishes
           Family Champsodontidae - gapers
           Family Channichthyidae - crocodile icefishes
           Family Channidae - snakeheads
           Family Cheilodactylidae - fingerfins
           Family Chiasmodontidae - swallowers
           Family Chironemidae - kelpfishes
           Family Cichlidae - cichlids
           Family Cirrhitidae - hawkfishes
           Family Clinidae Regan, 1912 - clinids and klipfishes
           Family Coracinidae see Family Dichistiidae
           Family Coryphaenidae Rafinesque, 1815 - dolphins
           Family Creediidae - sand burrowers
           Family Cryptacanthodidae - wrymouths
           Family Dactyloscopidae - sand stargazers
           Family Dinolestidae
           Family Dinopercidae - cavebasses
           Family Draconettidae - draconettids
           Family Drepaneidae Gill, 1872
           Family Echeneidae Rafinesque, 1815 - remoras and sharksuckers see Family Echeneididae Rafinesque, 1815
           Family Elassomatidae - pygmy sunfishes
           Family Eleotridae - sleepers see Family Eleotrididae
           Family Embiotocidae - surfperches
           Family Emmelichthyidae - rovers
           Family Enoplosidae - oldwives
           Family Ephippidae - spadefishes, batfishes and scats
           Family Epigonidae - deepwater cardinalfishes
           Family Gempylidae - snake mackerels
           Family Gerreidae Bleeker, 1859 - mojarras
           Family Glaucosomatidae
           Family Gobiidae Regan, 1911 - gobies
           Family Grammatidae - basslets
           Family Haemulidae - grunts
           Family Harpagiferidae - plunderfishes
           Family Helostomatidae - kissing gouramies
           Family Icosteidae - ragfishes
           Family Inermiidae - bonnetmouths
           Family Istiophoridae Rafinesque, 1815 - billfishes and marlins
           Family Kraemeriidae - sand darts
           Family Kuhliidae - flagtails
           Family Kurtidae - nurseryfishes
           Family †Kushlukiidae
           Family Kyphosidae - sea chubs
           Family Labridae Jordan & Evermann, 1898 - wrasses
           Family Labrisomidae - labrisomids
           Family Lactariidae - false trevallies
           Family Latridae - trumpeters
           Family Leiognathidae - ponyfishes
           Family Leptobramidae - beachsalmon
           Family Leptoscopidae
           Family Lethrinidae - emperors
           Family Lobotidae - tripletails
           Family Luciocephalidae Bleeker, 1852 - pikeheads
           Family Lutjanidae - snappers
           Family Luvaridae - luvars
           Family Malacanthidae
           Family Menidae - moonfishes
           Family Microdesmidae
           Family Monodactylidae - moonies
           Family Moronidae
           Family Mugilidae - mullets
           Family Mullidae Rafinesque, 1815 - goatfishes
           Family Nandidae - leaffishes
           Family †Nardoichthyidae
           Family Nematistiidae - roosterfishes
           Family Nemipteridae - threadfin breams and spinycheeks
           Family Nomeidae - flotsamfishes
           Family Notograptidae
           Family Nototheniidae - notothens
           Family Odacidae
           Family Opistognathidae - jawfishes
           Family Oplegnathidae - knifejaws
           Family Osphronemidae - giant gouramies
           Family †Palaeorhynchidae
           Family Parascorpididae - jutjaws
           Family Pempheridae - sweepers
           Family Pentacerotidae - armorheads
           Family Percichthyidae - temperate basses
           Family Percidae Rafinesque, 1815 - perches and darters
           Family Percophidae - duckbills see Family Percophididae
           Family Pholidae - gunnels see Family Pholididae
           Family Pholidichthyidae - convict-blennies
           Family Pinguipedidae - sandperches
           Family Plesiopidae
           Family Polynemidae - threadfins
           Family Polyprionidae - wreckfishes
           Family Pomacanthidae - angelfishes
           Family Pomacentridae Günther, 1862 - damselfishes and anemonefishes
           Family Pomatomidae Jordan & Evermann, 1896 - bluefishes
           Family Priacanthidae - bigeyes
           Family Pseudochromidae - dottybacks
           Family Ptilichthyidae - quillfishes
           Family Rachycentridae - cobias
           Family †Repropcidae
           Family Rhyacichthyidae - loach gobies
           Family Scaridae - parrotfishes
           Family Scatophagidae - scats
           Family Schindleriidae Giltay, 1934 - Schindler's fishes
           Family Sciaenidae Günther, 1860 - croakers and drums
           Family Scombridae Rafinesque, 1815 - mackerels, tunas and bonitos
           Family Scombrolabracidae - black mackerels
           Family Scombropidae - gnomefishes
           Family Scytalinidae - graveldivers
           Family Serranidae Regan, 1913 - sea basses and groupers
           Family Siganidae - rabbitfishes
           Family Sillaginidae - sillagos
           Family Sparidae Jordan & Evermann, 1898 - porgys and seabreams
           Family Sphyraenidae - barracudas
           Family Stichaeidae - pricklebacks
           Family Stromateidae Rafinesque, 1815 - butterfishes
           Family Symphysanodontidae
           Family Terapontidae - grunters
           Family Tetragonuridae - squaretails
           Family Toxotidae - archerfishes
           Family Trachinidae Rafinesque, 1815 - weeverfishes
           Family Trichiuridae Rafinesque, 1815 - cutlassfishes and scabbardfishes
           Family Trichodontidae - sandfishes
           Family Trichonotidae - sand divers
           Family Tripterygiidae - threefin blennies
           Family Uranoscopidae Jordan & Evermann, 1898 - stargazers
           Family Xenisthmidae
           Family Xenocephalidae see Family Uranoscopidae Jordan & Evermann, 1898
           Family Xiphiidae Rafinesque, 1815 - swordfishes
           Family Zanclidae - moorish idols
           Family Zaproridae - prowfishes
           Family Zoarcidae - eelpouts

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