live-bearer


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live-bearer

n
(Zoology) a fish, esp a cyprinodont, that gives birth to living young
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Noun1.live-bearer - small usually brightly-colored viviparous surface-feeding fishes of fresh or brackish warm waterslive-bearer - small usually brightly-colored viviparous surface-feeding fishes of fresh or brackish warm waters; often used in mosquito control
cypriniform fish - a soft-finned fish of the order Cypriniformes
Gambusia affinis, mosquitofish - silvery topminnow with rows of black spots of tropical North America and West Indies; important in mosquito control
platy, Platypoecilus maculatus - small stocky Mexican fish; popular aquarium fish
mollie, molly - popular aquarium fish
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Whenever these seven are given any priority, so too are other groups of animals including the four-footed egglayers, four-footed live-bearers, humans ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]: lit.
It is now well established that certain kinds, those seven identified as greatest kinds in History of Animals I 6 (12) in addition to humans, four-footed live-bearers, four-footed egg-layers and snakes, feature into the organizational structure of History of Animals and Parts of Animals.
Sinervo added: "Live-bearers experience almost twice the risk of egg-layers largely because live-bearers have evolved lower body temperatures that heighten extinction risk.