(Irregular plural: perches).
1. Any of numerous lean-fleshed fishes of America and Europe.
2. Any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of various families of the order Perciformes.
3. Spiny-finned freshwater food and game fishes.
Any of the largest order of spiny-finned bony fishes, the Perciformes, with some 8,000 species. This order includes the sea basses, cichlids, damselfishes, mullets, barracudas, wrasses, and gobies. Perches of the freshwater genus Perca are found in Europe, Asia, and North America. They have varied shapes and are usually a greenish color. They are very prolific, spawning when about three years old, and have voracious appetites.
The American yellow perch p. flavescens, to 30 cm/12 in, is abundant in lakes and streams, feeding on insects and other fishes.
Any of several pike-like fishes of the perch family; SYN. pike perch.
Any of various freshwater members of the perch family, resembling pikes, especially the walleye Stizostedion vitreum, common in Europe, W Asia, and North America. It reaches over 1 m/3 ft.
ruff / rəf /
Množina reči ruff je ruffs.
A small freshwater European perch (Acerina cernua)
Množina reči sauger je saugers.
A pike perch (Stizostedion canadense) of Canada and the United States similar to the walleye but smaller
stizostedion vitreum / |stizostedion| |vitreum| /
Množina reči stizostedion vitreum je stizostedion vitreums.
Fish, Stizostedion lucioperca, a cross between the pike and the perch. It has a gray-green back, white underside, two dorsal fins and wide mouth with fangs. It is about 60 cm/24 in long and weighs about 7.5 kg. It is a solitary and voracious predator and lays up to 2 million eggs per year on vegetation in slow-flowing or still water.