The North American mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis
: A unique case in sex chromosome evolution.
Trade-off between steady and unsteady swimming underlies predator-driven divergence in Gambusia affinis
. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22:1057-1075.
Lim wrote Perez after the National Integrated Fisheries Technology Development Center (NIFTDC), a research arm of BFAR here, started stocking canals and waterways in different villages in Dagupan with thousands of mosquito fish (Gambusia affinis
) to help check the spread of dengue fever cases in this city.
The guppy Poecilia reticulata Peters and mosquito fish Gambusia affinis
(Baird and Girard) have long been promoted for biological control of mosquitoes and their success has been documented on many instances (1-4).
Topminnows Fundulus notatus, 1 (3-1976) Blackstripe topminnow Poeciliidae, livebearers Gambusia affinis
, 1 (3-1976) Eastern mosquitofish Centrarchidae, sunfish & black bass Lepomis cyanellus, 28 (1-1976); 9 (3-1976); Green sunfish 10 (5-1976) L.
In fact, offspring size at birth in Grijalva gambusia is comparable to some populations of the closely related Gambusia affinis
Baird & Girard (e.g., Reznick & Miles 1989; Marsh-Matthews et al.
Recognizing the high larvivorous potential of Gambusia affinis
, this fish species was purposely introduced from its native Texas (Southern USA) to the Hawaiin Islands in 1905.
Species collected in highest numbers included Dorosoma petenense, Astyanax mexicanus, Cyprinella lutrensis, Notropis braytoni, Pimephales vigilax, Menidia beryllina and Gambusia affinis
. All but one of the species (N.
Fish species associates include: creek chub, Semotilus atromaculatus; largescale stoneroller, Campostoma oligolepis; and mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis
Abnormal expression of secondary sex characters in a population of mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis
holbrooki: evidence for environmentally induced masculinization.
predacious mosquitoes) that eat larvae and pupae; however, the most commonly used biological control adjuncts are mosquito fish, Gambusia affinis
9:00 STUDY OF METABOLIC RATES OF GUPPY (POECILIA RETICULATA) AND MOSQUITO-FISH (GAMBUSIA AFFINIS
) AT DIFFERENT TEMPERATURES