Percopsiformes


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Percopsiformes

[pər‚käp·sə′fȯr‚mēz]
(vertebrate zoology)
A small order of actinopterygian fishes characterized by single, ray-supported dorsal and anal fins and a subabdominal pelvic fin with three to eight soft rays.
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Order Percopsiformes Family Aphredoderidae--Pirate Perches 1 species Aphredoderus sayanus (Gilliams, 1824).
Ishawytscha (Walbaum), chinook salmon NW Salmo salar Linnaeus, Atlantic salmon NW trout (pirate perch) Aphredoderus sayanus (Gilliams), pirate perch N, SW Family Amblyopsidae (cavefish) Amblyopsis spelaea (DeKay), northern cavefish S Typhilchthys subterraneus Girard, southern cavefish S Order Percopsiformes Family Percopsidae (trout-perch) Percopsis omiscomaycus (Walbaum), trout-perch NW, S Order Gadiformes (cod) Family Lotidae (freshwater cod) Lota lota (Linnaeus), burbot NW, WE Order Cyprinodonitiformes (topminnows, silversides) Family Fundulidae (topminnows) Fundulus catenatus (Storer), northern studfish C F.