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Temporal range: Eocene to present
Yellow perch (Perca flavescens)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Superfamily: Percoidea
Family: Percidae
Rafinesque, 1815[1]

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Percidae is a family of ray-finned fish. They are endemic to freshwater environments around the world. They live in rivers and lakes.

Characteristics[change | change source]

The family is characterized by having the dorsal fin split into two which are normally separated or have a narrow connection, although this is wider in the genus Zingel.

Systematics[change | change source]

Fossil genera[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Richard van der Laan; William N. Eschmeyer & Ronald Fricke (2014). "Family-group names of Recent fishes". Zootaxa. 3882 (2): 001–230. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3882.1.1. PMID 25543675.