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mum·mi·chog

 (mŭm′ĭ-chŏg′)
n.
A stout-bodied killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus) of coastal Atlantic waters from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Florida, valued especially as bait.

[Narragansett moamitteaūg.]
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mummichog

(ˈmʌmɪˌtʃɒɡ)
n
(Zoology) a small marine killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus, with silver and black vertical bars on its body, found in estuaries and other sheltered parts of the Atlantic coastline of North America
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Noun1.mummichog - silver-and-black killifish of saltwater marshes along the Atlantic coast of the United Statesmummichog - silver-and-black killifish of saltwater marshes along the Atlantic coast of the United States
killifish - small mostly marine warm-water carp-like schooling fishes; used as bait or aquarium fishes or in mosquito control
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Introgression between the two subspecies is known (April and Turgeon, 2006), as well as hybridization with other species, such as die Mummichog Fundulus heteroclitus (Weed, 1921; Hubbs et al., 1943; Griffith, 1968, 1972; Fritz and Garside, 1974; Dawley, 1992; Dawley et at, 1999, 2000; Hernandez Chavez and Turgeon, 2007; Merette et al, 2009).
There are previous reports about multiplicity of Vtgs in at least 17 teleost fish species, among these are: mummichog (La Fleur et al., 1995), barfin flounder (Matsubara et al., 1999), haddock (Reith et al., 2001), tilapia (Takemura & Kim, 2001), white perch (Hiramatsu et al., 2002), medaka (Shimizu et al., 2002), mosquitofish (Sawaguchi et al., 2003, 2005) and red seabrem (Sawaguchi et al., 2006); moreover, it is now accepted that these forms are likely to have different functions during oocyte development (Hiramatsu et al., 2006).
Weis, "Bioaccumulation of heavy metals in two populations of mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus)," Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, vol.
How could I get up close and see the beauty--the diverse range of colours of the grasses, open my ears to the scratch of fiddler crabs, the sloosh of mummichog, small killifish, in tidal pools?
Effects of diazinon on Mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus) larvae produced from eggs differentially treated with PCB126.
Khan, "Effects of mercury on the feeding behavior of the mummichog, Fundulus heteroclitus from a polluted habitat," Marine Environmental Research, vol.
Top presentations include 1/4- to 3/8-ounce Kastmasters, Swedish Pimples, Reef Runner Cicadas, and bucktail jigs, tipped with a 2-inch mummichog or "bull" minnow, impaled through the nose or skull.
Mancera & McCormick (1998) found that both GH and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) injections increased salinity tolerance in the intertidal mummichog, Fundulus heteroclitus (Family Cyprinodontidae).
(darters) 0.10 0.11 0.04 Fundulus heteroclitus (mummichog) 0.07 0.08 0.04 Fundulus majalis (striped killifish) 0.01 0.01 0.01 Erimyzon spp.
Effect of photoperiod and temperature on gonadal activity and plasma steroid levels in a reared strain of the mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus) during different phases of its annual reproductive cycle.