mosquitofish


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mosquitofish

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mosquito fish

(mə-skē′tō-fĭsh′)
n. pl. mosquitofish or mosquito·fishes
Any of various fishes that feed on the larvae of mosquitoes, especially a small gambusia (Gambusia affinis) native to Mexico and the eastern United States but widely introduced elsewhere for use in controlling mosquitoes.
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Abundances of eastern mosquitofish, topminnows, Everglades crayfish, and giant diving beetles were positively correlated with exotic fish abundance (Table 3).
For example, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) currently does not allow the stocking of mosquitofish within state public waters.
Male sexual harassment and female school behavior in the eastern mosquitofish.
Of particular value is the strong evidence for potential negative interactions involving Western Mosquitofish at each model resolution evaluated (i.
Elevation of Glutathione-S-Transferase-and Inhibition of Cholinesterase Activity Asbiomarkers of Fungicide Toxicity in Mosquitofish Gambusia affinis.
In September 2007 and May 2014, the Asian fish tapeworm, Bothriocephalus acheilognathi Yamaguti,1934 (Cestoda: Bothriocephalidea), was found in populations of the non-native convict cichlid (Archocentrus nigrofasciatus) and mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) collected from the discharge channel of a water treatment plant in Los Angeles County.
Bortone, Abnormal expression of secondary sex characters in a population of mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis holbrooki: evidence for environmentally- induced masculinization",Copeia,4, 676e681.
And the introduction of predators such as the mosquitofish to waterways has dented numbers further.
Mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) Native to the southeast United States, Mosquito fish are small, freshwater fish whose diets consist of large amounts of mosquito larvae.
In general, researchers found that early-metamorphic larvae ate brine shrimp, while late-metamorphic larvae ate shrimp, killifish, and mosquitofish.
Laterality and cooperation: mosquitofish move closer to a predator when the Companioni are on their left side.