Dictionary > Perch

Perch

perch
(Science: zoology)
1. Any fresh water fish of the genus perca and of several other allied genera of the family Percidae, as the common American or yellow perch (Perca flavescens, or Americana), and the European perch (P. Fluviatilis).
2. Any one of numerous species of spiny-finned fishes belonging to the Percidae, Serranidae, and related families, and resembling, more or less, the true perches. Black perch. The black bass. The flasher. The sea bass. Blue perch, the cunner. Gray perch, the fresh water drum. Red perch, the rosefish. Red-bellied perch, the long-eared pondfish. Perch pest, a small crustacean, parasitic in the mouth of the perch. Silver perch, the yellowtail. Stone, or striped, perch, the pope. White perch, the Roccus, or Morone, Americanus, a small silvery serranoid market fish of the atlantic coast.
Origin: OE. Perche, F. Perche, L. Perca, fr. Gr.; cf. Dark-coloured, Skr. Pni spotted, speckled, and E. Freckle.
To come to rest, settle; Misfortune lighted upon him.


You will also like...

Flowers and tiny fruits of the pomegranate plant
Fruits, Flowers, and Seeds

This tutorial deals with the structure and function of flowers, fruits, and seeds. Also included here are the types of f..

An artistic depiction of Dunkleosteus fish
Fish

The sea was teeming with life. Eventually, through reproduction and continued variation, fish came about. There are over..

Buttress roots
Roots

This study guide tackles plant roots in greater detail. It delves into the development of plant roots, the root structur..

New Zealand Flora & Fauna
Ecology & Biodiversity: New Zealand Flora & Fauna

New Zealand is known for its unique biodiversity, caused by its remarkable geography and geologic history. Breaking away..

Population Growth and Survivorship
Population Growth and Survivorship

This lesson looks at population attributes, regulation, and growth. It also covers population genetics, particularly gen..

"Cronopio dentiacutus", a prehistoric mammal (an illustration)
Mammalian Ancestors

Mammals are a diverse group of organisms, where most of them develop their offspring within the uterus of the mother. Ov..

Related Articles...

No related articles found

See all Related Topics