Poeciliidae


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Related to Poeciliidae: Cyprinodontidae
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Noun1.Poeciliidae - topminnows
fish family - any of various families of fish
Cypriniformes, order Cypriniformes - an order of animals including almost entirely freshwater fishes: characins; loaches; carp; suckers; sometimes classified as a suborder of Ostariophysi
live-bearer, poeciliid, poeciliid fish, topminnow - small usually brightly-colored viviparous surface-feeding fishes of fresh or brackish warm waters; often used in mosquito control
Gambusia, genus Gambusia - mosquitofish
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Viviparous fishes, such as those from the family Poeciliidae, are excellent models for understanding the evolution of life cycles.
In attempting to argue that the lifecycle of the guppy is an apt metaphor for the poetic process--and therefore that a tank full of guppies is the perfect addition to a poet's studio--I discover that the guppy is a member of the family Poeciliidae, is in fact Poecilia reticulata.
Family Common name/Species/Origin Cyprinidae common carp (Koi variety) Cyprinus carpio (native range: Russia, China, India) goldfish Carassius auratus (native range: central Asia, China, Japan) Cobitidae oriental weatherfish Misgurnus anguillicaudatus (native range: Northeastern Asia, Myanmar, China) Poeciliidae guppy Poecilia reticulata (native range: Venezuela, Barbados, Trinidad, northern Brazil, Guyanas) sailfin molly Poecilia latipinna (native range: U.
Most abundant families were Cyprinidae (78%), Centrarchidae (10%), and Poeciliidae (8%).
0 0 0 Ariidae Arius felis 0 0 0 Esocidae Esox niger 0 0 0 Synodontidae Synodus foetens 0 0 0 Belonidae Strongylura marina 0 0 0 Strongy1ura notata 2 0 0 Strongylura timucu 0 0 0 Cyprinodontidae Adinia xenica 7 7 0 Cyprinodon variegatus 4 0 0 Lucania goodei 0 0 11 Lucania parva 0 2 2 Fundulidae Fundulus confluentus 2 0 0 Fundulus grandis 33 39 6 Fundulus majalis 29 12 24 Fundulus seminolis 7 2 0 Poeciliidae Gambusia holbrooki 6 0 59 Heterandria formosa 0 1 0 Poecilia latipinna 1 0 0 Atherinidae Membras martinica 0 0 4 Menidia spp.
However, numerous species of Poeciliidae remain poorly studied, thus limiting our understanding of the predictability of adaptation to divergent selection regimes.