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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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Behavioral aspects of population dynamics in unisexual-bisexual Poeciliopsis (Pisces: Poeciliidae).
Ecology and status of the Pecos gambusia, Gambusia nobilis (Poeciliidae), in New Mexico.
Los peces nativos recolectados en el area de la REBIOSH, estan integrados en siete familias (Atherinopsidae, Ictaluridae, Goodeidae, Characidae, Poeciliidae, Cichlidae y Cyprinidae) y siete especies, de las cuales tres son endemicas de la cuenca del Balsas (Atherinella balsana, Ictalurus balsanus e Ilyodon whitei), y cuatro nativas de la misma (Cichlasoma istlanum, Poecilia maylandi, Astyanax aeneus y Notropis moralesi).
This hypothesis is supported by the lack of a statistical difference in preferences between species in this study, evidence of preferences for larger males in other species in the family Poeciliidae (Hughes 1985; Zimmerer and Kallman 1989; Ryan et al.
RESULTS--We collected 3,868 fishes representing five orders (Cypriniformes, Cyprinodontiformes, Characiformes, Perciformes, and Siluriformes), seven families (Cyprinidae, Goodeidae, Poeciliidae, Characidae, Centrarchidae, Cichlid, and Ictaluridae), and 12 species (Table 1).
Currently, 18 species of Urocleidoides Mizelle and Price, 1964 are known infecting the Neotropical freshwater fish such as Curimatidae, Characidae, Ctenoluciidae, Erythrinidae, Hypopomidae, Lebiasinidae, Poeciliidae, Anostomidae and Parodontidae.
zebra', the Aspredinidae Bunocephalus larai; the Trichomycteridae Paravandellia oxyptera, the Callichthyidae of the genus Corydoras, the Heptapteridae species; the Auchenipteridae Tatia neivai; the Pseudopimeiodidae Microglanis garavelloi, the Loricariidae Hisonotus depressicauda, the Poeciliidae species and the Cichlidae Australoheros sp., Regarding the largest sized species registered, some are known to be migratory species, such as the Characidae Salminus hilarir, the Anostomidae Lepormus aff.friderici, L.
Composicion, crecimiento e indice de condicion de una poblacion de Poecilia reticulata (Pisces: Poeciliidae), en un estanque en Heredia, Costa Rica.
Gambusia affinis.--The western mosquitofish is the only member of the family Poeciliidae that is native to the river and was the most abundant species captured.
Several species in the Fundulidae and Poeciliidae serve as marginal hosts for a wide variety of mussel species (reviewed in Haag and Warren, 1997).
Hybridization, unisexuality, and polyploidy in the teleost Poeciliopsis (Poeciliidae) and other vertebrates.
Despite the toxic conditions, the cave harbors a diverse fauna of terrestrial and aquatic organisms (Summers Engel, 2007), including a unique population of cavefish (cave mollies, Poecilia mexicana, Poeciliidae).