Top minnow

(Zool.) a small viviparous fresh-water fish (Gambusia patruelis) abundant in the Southern United States. Also applied to other similar species.

See also: Top

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The kataba or tuyong -- top minnow or mosquito fish in English (scientific name: Gambusia affinis) -- is regarded as useless river and pond dweller to most in the Philippines, but there was a time that these fish were used by the government to control mosquito populations.
Mosquito fish (Gambusia affinis), known to compete with top minnows, were also abundant (Meffe et al., 1983).
And the home men paid for that slackness two minutes later when the top minnows stunned everyone with an opener.
Last night, with the cold-eyed detachment of a team of professional killers, England put the mountain top minnows to the sword.