Percoidei is one of 3 suborders of bony fishes in the order Perciformes.[1] Many commercially harvested fish species are considered to be contained in this suborder, including the snappers, groupers, basses, goatfishes and perches.

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Girella fimbriata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Percoidei

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Labrax schizurus from the Eocene of Italy


The Percoidei are further divided into three superfamilies which contain over 50 families and hundreds of genera.[1]


  1. ^ a b J. S. Nelson; T. C. Grande; M. V. H. Wilson (2016). Fishes of the World (5th ed.). Wiley. pp. 430–467. ISBN 978-1-118-34233-6.
  2. ^ Labrax at