Cichlid Room Companion

TERM: Description of glossary term.


Context: Ichthyology

Percomorpha

Used here almost interchangeably with Perciformes, but it is one level higher in the classification of fishes. The Perciformes are one of several orders within this division

Reference

Barlow, George W.. 2002. "The Cichlid Fishes (Nature's Grand Experiment in Evolution)". Perseus Publishing. pp. 352 pp. (crc03927) (abstract)