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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.]

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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Adult blue claw crabs that live in the Hackensack become so lethargic they can't capture mobile prey, like juvenile crabs and mummichogs, a type of tiny fish.
An adaptable small species called mummichogs (above) were the first fish in space in 1973.
For example, differences in the diet composition of mummichogs (Fundulus heteroclitus) reflected prey availability, regardless of habitat type occupied by this species (James-Pirri et al.
The wet jeans and muddy faces couldn't hide the big smiles on the girls' faces, and the nets and traps yielded a school of mummichogs, small killifish whose name means "goes in crowds.
His efforts to suppress his scruples are only too human as are the petty retributions he inflicts on his sister who continually feeds his mummichogs inappropriate food
Endocrine disruption: thyroid dysfunction in mummichogs (Fundulus heteroclitus) from a polluted habitat.
For example, with respect to dredging, there is a statement that dredging is one of the most common human influences on estuaries, a statement that relatively little is known of effects of dredging, and a statement summarizing Able's work on effects of dredging of a boat basin on mummichogs.
Mummichogs (Fundulus heteroclitus) were placed inside the mesocosm to help control mosquito larvae populations and other insects but were removed before each testing to limit nonsubstantial variables.
There was no effect resulting from substrate or cleaning frequency on the abundance of mummichogs (Fundulus heteroclitus) in any month (MM, P> 0.
Mummichogs are small generalist predators that typically feed on insect larvae, small crustaceans, and molluscs, and live in intertidal waterways or salt marshes throughout the Atlantic coastal areas (Bigelow and Schroeder, 1953).
2000; Lu and Ramos 1998; Stribinskis and Ramos 2006) and in the livers of male mummichogs (fish) exposed to pyrene, a common PAH found ubiquitously in the environment and at several estuarine Superfund sites in the United States (Roling et al.