The members of Percichthyidae family are known as the temperate perches. They belong to the Order Perciformes or perch-like fishes.
The name Percichthyidae derives from the Ancient Greek words Perca for 'perch' and ichthyos for 'fish' and translated basically means perch-like fishes.
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