Significance to humans

A number of species are important in commercial, recreational, and subsistence fisheries, while others may be taken incidentally as aquarium fishes. Some species of grunters, temperate basses, and snooks and giant perches are also cultured for food or for release as game fishes. Certain grunters and percichthyids are also utilized in Chinese medicine.

1. Mountain perch (Macquaria australasica); 2. Target perch (Terapon jarbua); 3. Sooty grunter (Hephaestus fuliginosus); 4. Murray cod (Mac-cullochella peelii); 5. Golden perch (Macquaria ambigua); 6. Japanese perch (Lateolabrax japonicus); 7. River blackfish (Gadopsis marmoratus). (Illustration by Marguette Dongvillo)

1. Nile perch (Lates niloticus); 2. Barramundi (Lates calcarifei); 3. Western pygmy perch (Edelia vittata); 4. Southern pygmy perch (Nannoperca australis); 5. Flagtail kuhlia (Kuhlia mugil); 6. Jungle perch (Kuhlia rupestris); 7. Common snook (Centropomus undecimalis). (Illustration by Mar-guette Dongvillo)

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