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gup·py

 (gŭp′ē)
n. pl. gup·pies
A small live-bearing freshwater fish (Poecilia reticulata), native to northern South America and adjacent islands of the West Indies, bred in many colorful varieties and popular in home aquariums.

[After R.J. Lechmere Guppy (1836-1916), clergyman of Trinidad who first supplied specimens to the British Museum.]

guppy

(ˈɡʌpɪ)
n, pl -pies
(Animals) a small brightly coloured freshwater viviparous cyprinodont fish, Lebistes reticulatus, of N South America and the Caribbean: a popular aquarium fish
[C20: named after R. J. L. Guppy, 19th-century clergyman of Trinidad who first presented specimens to the British Museum]

gup•py

(ˈgʌp i)

n., pl. -pies.
a small freshwater livebearer, Poecilia reticulata, of the Caribbean region, often kept in aquariums.
[after R.J.Latin. Guppy (1836–1916) of Trinidad, who presented specimens to the British Museum]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guppy - small freshwater fish of South America and the West Indiesguppy - small freshwater fish of South America and the West Indies; often kept in aquariums
cyprinodont - any member of the family Cyprinodontidae
Translations
سَمك ملوَّن يعيش في المربى الزجاجي
paví očko
guppy
guppi
gúbbi
gupis
gupija
pávie očko
akvaryum balığı

guppy

[ˈgʌpɪ] Nguppy m

guppy

[ˈgʌpi] nguppy m

guppy

nGuppy m, → Millionenfisch m

guppy

(ˈgapi) plural ˈguppies noun
a small brightly-coloured fresh-water fish, often kept in aquariums.
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Insemination efficiency of two alternative male mating tactics in the guppy Poecilia reticulata.
Biologists have long known that female Poecilia reticulata guppies store sperm.
Gambusia affinis and Poecilia reticulata (Guppy) and some local fishes in different mosquito breeding habitats has been well-demonstrated (5-8).
Masculinization of Poecilia reticulata by dietary administration of synthetic or natural androgen to gravid females.
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Predator inspection, shoaling and foraging under predation hazard in the Trinidadian guppy, Poecilia reticulata.
Studies carried out by (21) showed that the LC50 of Poecilia reticulata when exposed to copper-cyanide and zinc-cyanide was 0.
Beginning in 1908, another larvivorous fish, Poecilia reticulata, a native of South America, was introduced for malaria control into British India and many other countries (8).
Interface between culturally based preferences and genetic preferences: Female mate choice in Poecilia reticulata.
Marked genetic divergence revealed by allozymes among populations of the guppy Poecilia reticulata (Poeciliidiae).
More recently other species, such as the guppy, Poecilia reticulata, and the neon tetra, Paracheirodon innesi, became domesticated in the aquarium hobby.