family Poeciliidae


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Noun1.family 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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Viviparous fishes, such as those from the family Poeciliidae, are excellent models for understanding the evolution of life cycles.
In attempting to argue that the lifecycle of the guppy is an apt metaphor for the poetic process--and therefore that a tank full of guppies is the perfect addition to a poet's studio--I discover that the guppy is a member of the family Poeciliidae, is in fact Poecilia reticulata.
Life history of Xenodexia ctenolepis: implications for life history evolution in the family Poeciliidae.