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platyfishes

aquarium fish—Platypoecilus maculatus—one of those that gives birth to live young. Called also Xiphophorus spp. Malignant melanomas are inherited in these and hybrids with swordtails.
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Critical thermal maxima and minima of the platyfish Xiphophorus maculatus Gunther (Poecillidae, Cyprinodontiformes)--a tropical species of ornamental freshwater fish.
Molecular cloning and characterization of Dmrt genes from the medaka Oryzias latipes and the platyfish Xiphophorus maculatus.
Characterization of multiple members of the HSP70 family in platyfish culture cells: molecular evolution of stress protein HSP70 in vertebrates.
The fish are a cross between a swordtail and a hybrid of a swordtail and the platyfish, two popular tropical aquarium pets.