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n. pl. platyfish or plat·y·fish·es
See platy2.


(ˈplæt iˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any of several small, yellow-gray freshwater fishes of the genus Xiphophorus, esp. the Mexican X. variatus of which home aquarium varieties occur in a range of colors.
[see platy2, fish]
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The variable platyfish (Xiphophorus variatus) is endemic to the Gulf of Mexico drainages of southern Tamaulipas to northern Veracruz, Mexico (Miller et al.
Other close relatives, swordtails and platyfish of the genus Xiphophorus, however, are known to be mostly omnivorous with an emphasis on herbivory (e.
2007) showed that Dmrt2 has a wide expression profile, including both testes and ovaries in platyfish (Platypoecilus maculatus).
Effects of nonylphenol and 17b-estradiol on vitellogenin synthesis and testis morphology in male platyfish Xiphophorus macualatus.
Koi, goldfish, guppy, sailfin molly, green swordtail, southern platyfish, variable platyfish, is undemanding.