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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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Pseudoxiphophorus jonesii (a) Abundant riparian Xiphophorus hirchmanni (a) vegetation and water Xiphophorus nezahualcoyotl (a) hyacinth (Eichhornia Xiphophorus variatus (a) crassipes).
It co-exists with Alburnus mossulensis, Capoeta damascina, Garra rufa, Gambusia holbrooki and Xiphophorus hellerii.
Sperm cryopreservation of a live-bearing fish Xiphophorus couchianus: male-to-male variation in post-thaw motility and production of FI hybrid offspring.
Effects of nonylphenol and 17b-estradiol on vitellogenin synthesis and testis morphology in male platyfish Xiphophorus macualatus.
Koi, Carassius auratus, Misgurnus anguillicaudatus, Poecilia reticulata, Poecilia latipinna, Xiphophorus hellerii, Xiphophorus maculatus, Xiphophorus variatus, Cichla ocellaris, and Trichogaster pectoralis) are introduced in Minas Gerais State and, with the exception of T.
Effect of meal frequency on growth and reproduction in the ornamental red swordtail, Xiphophorus helleri.
Evaluating Androgenic Steroids using Xiphophorus helleri.
Chemical Traits Female preferences for the scent of well-fed males in the swordtail fish, Xiphophorus birchmanni.
An in silico mining for simple sequence repeats from expressed sequence tags of zebrafish, medaka, Fundulus, and Xiphophorus.
Most of the morphs in aquaria have resulted from hybridization and the artificial selection of three species: Xiphophorus helleri Heckel, 1848, Xiphophorus maculatus (Gunther, 1866), and Xiphophorus variatus (Meek, 1904).
MAL said the new title is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on research using zebrafish and other aquarium species, including medaka, fugu and xiphophorus, as models for studies of vertebrate development, toxicology and human disease.
Cummings and her colleagues discovered that male Xiphophorus nigrensis swordtails sport sexy, UV-reflecting stripes.