Gobiidae - The gobies form the family Gobiidae, which is one of the largest families of fish, with more than 2,000 species in more than 200 genera.

Pomacentridae - Pomacentridae are a family of perciform fish, comprising the damselfishes and clownfishes.

Tripterygiidae - Threefin or triplefin blennies are blennioids, small perciform marine fish of the family Tripterygiidae.

Percophidae - Duckbills are a family, Percophidae, of perciform fishes.

Centrarchidae - The sunfishes are a family of freshwater ray-finned fish belonging to the order Perciformes.

Chaenopsidae - The blennioid family Chaenopsidae includes the pike-blennies, tube-blennies and flagblennies: all perciform marine fish.

Serranidae - Grammistidae

Cepolidae - Bandfishes are a family, Cepolidae, of perciform fishes.

Plesiopidae - Acanthoclinidae

Scombridae - Scombridae is the family of the mackerels, tunas, and bonitos, and thus includes many of the most important and familiar food fishes.

Bathydraconidae - The Antarctic dragonfishes are a family, Bathydraconidae, of deep-sea perciform fishes.

Labridae - The wrasses are a family, Labridae, of marine fish, many of which are brightly colored.

Stichaeidae - See text.

Sparidae - The Sparidae is a family of fish, included in the order Perciformes.

Acanthuridae - Acanthuridae is the family of surgeonfishes, tang, and unicornfishes.

Cichlidae - Cichlids are fishes from the family Cichlidae in the order Perciformes.

Acropomatidae - Acropomatidae, also known as the lanternbellies or the temperate ocean-basses, is a family of perciform fish consisting of 33 marine species.

Nototheniidae - The cod icefishes or nothothens are the family Nototheniidae of acanthopterygian fishes, containing about 50 species in 13 genera.

Nandidae - Asian leaffishes are small freshwater fishes of the Nandidae family, from Southern Asia.

Zoarcidae - The eelpouts are the ray-finned fish family Zoarcidae.

Blenniidae - Combtooth blennies are blennioids; perciform marine fish of the family Blenniidae.

Ptereleotridae - Dartfishes are a family, Ptereleotridae, of goby-like fishes in the order Perciformes.

Carangidae - Carangidae is a family of fish which includes the jacks, pompanos, jack mackerels, and scads.

Labrisomidae - Labrisomids are small blennioids, perciform marine fish belonging to the family Labrisomidae.

Xenisthmidae - Wrigglers are perciform fishes in the family Xenisthmidae.

Eleotridae - Sleeper gobies are members of the Eleotridae fish family, found predominantly in the tropical Indo-Pacific.


Ambassidae - The Asiatic glassfishes are a family, Ambassidae, of freshwater and marine fishes in the order Perciformes.

Cirrhitidae - Hawkfish are strictly tropical, perciform marine fish of the family Cirrhitidae.

Percidae - The Percidae are a family of perciform fish found in fresh and brackish waters of the Northern Hemisphere.

Ammodytidae - A sand lance or sandlance is a fish belonging to the family Ammodytidae.

Terapontidae - Grunters or tigerperches are fishes in the family Terapontidae .

Chaetodontidae - Chaetodontinae

Embiotocidae - The surfperches are a family, Embiotocidae, of perciform fishes.

Anabantidae - The Anabantidae are a family of perciform fish commonly called the climbing gouramies or climbing perches.

Callionymidae - Dragonets are small perciform marine fish of the diverse family Callionymidae .

Anarhichadidae - The wolffishes are a family, Anarhichadidae, of perciform fishes.

Pseudochromidae - The dottybacks are a family, Pseudochromidae, of fishes in the order Perciformes.

Haemulidae - Pomadasyidae

Caproidae - Boarfishes are a small family, Caproidae, of marine fishes comprising two genera and twelve species.

Trichiuridae - The cutlassfishes are about 40 species of predatory fish in the family Trichiuridae found in seas throughout the world.

Lutjanidae - Snappers are a family of perciform fish, mainly marine but with some members living in estuaries, and entering fresh water to feed.

Aplodactylidae - Marblefishes are a family, Aplodactylidae, of perciform fishes.

Sciaenidae - Sciaenidae is a family of fish commonly called drums, croakers, or hardheads for the repetitive throbbing or drumming sounds they make.

Pholidae - The gunnels are a family, Pholidae, of fishes in the order Perciformes.

Creediidae - Apodocreedia Chalixodytes Creedia Crystallodytes Limnichthys Schizochirus Tewara See text for species.

Apogonidae - Cardinalfishes are a family, Apogonidae, of ray-finned fishes.

Pomacanthidae - Marine angelfish are perciform fish of the family Pomacanthidae.


Trichodontidae - The beaked salmon are a type of long thin gonorynchiform ray-finned fish that live on sandy bottoms near shorelines.

Ariommatidae - Ariommatidae is a family of perciform fishes.

Arripidae - Australian salmon or Australasian salmon, known as kahawai in New Zealand, are medium-sized perciform marine fish of the small family Arripidae .

Uranoscopidae - The stargazers are a family Uranoscopidae of perciform fish that have eyes on top of their heads .

Kyphosidae - See text.



Banjosidae - It is native to coastal waters of the western Pacific Ocean, from Japan to the South China Sea.


Bathyclupeidae - Bathyclupeidae is a small family of perciform fishes, containing seven species in the single genus Bathyclupea.

Bathymasteridae - Ronquils are perciform marine fish of the small family Bathymasteridae.

Osphronemidae - The gourami or gouramis are a family, Osphronemidae, of freshwater perciform fishes.

Clinidae - Clinids are blennioids; perciform marine fish of the family Clinidae.

Scaridae - Parrotfishes are a subgroup from the Labridae family found in relatively shallow tropical and subtropical oceans throughout the world, but with the largest species richness in the Indo-Pacific.

Percichthyidae - The members of Percichthyidae family are known as the temperate perches.

Bovichtidae - Bovichtus Cottoperca Halaphritis See text for species.

Bramidae - Pomfret are perciform fishes belonging to the family Bramidae.

Malacanthidae - Tilefishes, also known as blanquillo, are mostly small perciform marine fish comprising the family Malacanthidae.

Epigonidae - Deepwater cardinalfishes are perciform fishes in the family Epigonidae.

Caesionidae - Caesioninae

Callanthiidae - The splendid perches are a small family, Callanthiidae, of fishes in the order Perciformes.


Caristiidae - See text.

Centracanthidae - Maenidae

Dinopercidae - Dinopercidae, also known as the cavebasses, is a family of marine perciform fish consisting of a single species Dinoperca petersi which is native to the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Angola.

Draconettidae - Draconettidae is a small family of fish in the order Perciformes.

Centrolophidae - Medusafishes are a family, Centrolophidae, of perciform fishes.

Centropomidae - The Centropomidae are a single genus family of freshwater and marine fishes in Order Perciformes, including the common snook or róbalo, Centropomus undecimalis.

Microdesmidae - Wormfishes are a family, Microdesmidae, of goby-like fishes in the order Perciformes.

Channichthyidae - The crocodile icefishes or white-blooded fishes are a family of perciform fish found in the cold waters around Antarctica and southern South America.

Ephippidae - Ephippidae is the fish family containing the spadefishes.

Channidae - Snakeheads are a family of freshwater fish native to Africa and Asia.

Cheilodactylidae - Morwongs are perciform fishes comprising the family Cheilodactylidae.


Cheimarrichthyidae - The torrent fish, Cheimarrichthys fosteri, is the only member of the genus Cheimarrichthys which in turn is the only member of the family Cheimarrichthyidae.

Chiasmodontidae - Chiasmodontidae is a family of deep-sea fishes in the order Perciformes.

Chironemidae - The kelpfishes are a family of perciform fishes, native to coastal Australia and New Zealand.

Priacanthidae - Priacanthidae is a family of fish, common name bigeye, comprising 18 species of marine fishes.

Coryphaenidae - The Coryphaenidae, also called the dolphinfishes, are a family of marine ray-finned fish belonging to the Order Perciformes.

Leptoscopidae - See text.


Nomeidae - Driftfishes are perciform fishes in the family Nomeidae.

Dactyloscopidae - Sand stargazers are blennioids; perciform marine fish of the odd family Dactyloscopidae.

Gerreidae - The mojarras are a family, Gerreidae, of fishes in the order Perciformes.

Moronidae - Moronidae, also known as the "temperate basses", is a family of perciform fish consisting of 6 freshwater and marine species.

Dichistiidae - The galjoen fishes are a small family, Dichistiidae, of perciform fishes.


Dinolestidae - The long-finned pike or yellowfin pike, Dinolestes lewini, is a species of perciform fish, the only species in the genus Dinolestes and family Dinolestidae.

Gempylidae - Gempylidae is a family of perciform fishes, commonly known as snake mackerels or escolars.

Drepaneidae - The sicklefishes are perciform fishes of the genus Drepane, the only genus in the family Drepaneidae.

Echeneidae - Echeneididae

Trachinidae - Weevers are nine species of fish of family Trachinidae, order Perciformes.


Elassomatidae - Elassoma is a genus of freshwater fish, the only member of family Elassomatidae and suborder Elassomatoidei of order Perciformes.

Polynemidae - Threadfins are silvery grey perciform marine fish of the family Polynemidae.

Inermiidae - Emmelichthyops Inermia See text for species.

Emmelichthyidae - Rovers are a family of small to medium sized marine fish.

Enoplosidae - It is native to reefs in the Indian and western Pacific Oceans, and to the coastal waters of Australia.

Leiognathidae - The ponyfishes also known as slipmouths or slimys are a small family, Leiognathidae, of fishes in the order Perciformes.

Pentacerotidae - Histiopteridae

Glaucosomatidae - Glaucosoma is a genus of fish in the Perciformes order, the sole member of the Glaucosomatidae family.

Lethrinidae - The emperor breams or simply emperors also known as pigface breams are a family, Lethrinidae, of fishes in the order Perciformes.


Kraemeriidae - Sand gobies or sandfishes, family Kraemeriidae, are a small family of fishes in the order Perciformes.

Grammatidae - Grammidae

Odacidae - Odacidae is a small family of fishes in the order Perciformes, commonly known as butterfish, cales, and weed-whitings.

Helostomatidae - Typical of gourami, the body is deep and strongly compressed laterally.

Latidae - The Latidae are a family of perch-like fishes found in Africa and the Indian and Pacific Oceans.


Icosteidae - The ragfish body is scaleless and limp, both because of the cartilaginous skeleton, as well as its flabby muscles.

Istiophoridae - Marlin, Istiophoridae, is a "billfish.

Pinguipedidae - The sandperches are a family, Pinguipedidae, of fishes in the order Perciformes.

Kuhliidae - The flagtails or aholeholes are a family of perciform fish of the Indo-Pacific area.


Kurtidae - The nurseryfishes or forehead brooders are a family of fish that are notable for carrying their egg clusters on hooks protruding from the forehead of the males.


Latridae - Trumpeters are a family of perciform fishes, Latridae.


Nemipteridae - The threadfin breams are a family, Nemipteridae, of fishes in the order Perciformes.

Lobotidae - See text.

Opistognathidae - Opistognathidae , commonly referred to as jawfishes, are classified within Order Perciformes, Suborder Percoidei.

Luvaridae - It is a big ellipsoidal fish, growing to two meters in length.

Menidae - Mene is a long-lived genus, with species found in marine sediments throughout the Cenozoic Era.

Odontobutidae - Odontobutidae is a small family of fishes in the order Perciformes.


Polycentridae - Leaffishes are small freshwater fishes of the Polycentridae family, from South America.

Monodactylidae - The Monodactylidae is a family of fish within the Perciformes commonly referred to as monos, moonyfishes or fingerfishes.

Mullidae - Goatfishes are tropical marine perciform fish of the family Mullidae.

Nematistiidae - The roosterfish has an unusual arrangement of its ears: the swim bladder penetrates the brain through the large foramina and makes contact with the inner ear.

Oplegnathidae - See text.


Stromateidae - Pampus Peprilus Stromateus See text for species.

Pempheridae - Sweepers are small, tropical marine perciform fish of the family Pempheridae.


Pholidichthyidae - Pholidichthys leucotaenia is a marine fish from the Western Central Pacific.

Toxotidae - The archerfish are a family of fish known for their habit of preying on land based insects and other small animals by literally shooting them down with water droplets from their specialized mouths.

Polyprionidae - The wreckfishes are a family, Polyprionidae, of perciform fishes.

Pomatomidae - In South Africa, this fish is commonly known as shad on the east coast, and elf on the west coast.


Rhyacichthyidae - Thacker and Hardman's study of the molecular phylogeny of the gobies indicates that the loach goby is the most primitive member of the gobioidei.

Ptilichthyidae - It has been found on the surface at night, attracted by the lights of fishing boats, but little is known about its daytime habits: it is thought that it may burrow in sandy and muddy bottoms during the day, emerging at dusk to feed.

Rachycentridae - Attaining a maximum length of 2 metres and maximum weight of 68 kilograms , cobia have elongate fusiform bodies and broad, flattened heads.

Scatophagidae - The scats are a small family, Scatophagidae, of fishes in the order Perciformes.


Schindleriidae - Schindleria, is a genus of marine fish.

Scombrolabracidae - It is placed in its own family Scombrolabracidae, but the family's placement in the suborders of Perciformes has included Scombroidei, Percoidei, and Trichiuiroidei, while some authors place it in its own suborder Scombrolabracoidei.


Scombropidae - They have two dorsal fins and are notable for scales covering the soft parts of the dorsal and anal fins.


Sillaginidae - See text for species.

Sphyraenidae - The barracuda is a ray-finned fish known for its large size and fearsome appearance.

Tetragonuridae - See text.

Xiphiidae - They are the sole member of their family Xiphiidae.

Zanclidae - It is said the moorish idol got its name from the Moors of Africa, who purportedly believe the fish to be a bringer of happiness.

Zaproridae - Prowfish range from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska west to Kamchatka, Russia; from Navarin Canyon in the Bering Sea south to Hokkaidō, Japan and Monterey, California.

Order : Perciformes