family Poeciliidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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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francisci (Lutken, 1874) 1 44.5 <0.01 Hypostomus francisci (Lutken, 1874) 2 19.3 <0.01 Hypostomus lima (Lutken, 1874)* -- -- -- Hypostomus macrops (Eigenmann & Eigenmann, -- -- -- 1888)* Order Gymnotiformes Family Sternopygidae Eigenmannia microstoma (Reinhardt, 1852)* (DD) 8 5.3 0.08 Sternopygus macrurus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) 1 0.3 <0.01 Order Cyprinodontiformes Family Poeciliidae Subfamily Poeciliinae Pamphorichthys hollandi (Henn, 1916) -- -- -- Order Synbranchiformes Family Synbranchidae Synbranchus cf.
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 anapt metaphor for the poetic process--and therefore that a tank full ofguppies is the perfect addition to a poet's studio--I discoverthat the guppy is a member of the family Poeciliidae, is in factPoecilia reticulata.
Family Poeciliidae. In: Checklist of the Fresh Water Fishes of South and Central America (Eds.
Fishes in the family Poeciliidae are livebearers and occupy a variety of tropical and temperate habitats.
Dietary composition of Gambusia affinis (Family Poeciliidae) populations in the northern Waikato region of New Zealand.