swordtail

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swordtail

an aquarium fish, Xiphophorus spp., a member of the suborder Cyprinodontei.
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We considered 21 ecological variables (biotic and abiotic) for each site: species richness of fish, abundance and biomass of Baja California killifish, biomass-abundance ratio of killifish, abundance and biomass of exotic species of fish, biomass-abundance ratio of exotic species of fish, abundance and biomass of redbelly talapia, abundance and biomass of common carp, abundance and biomass of guppy, abundance and biomass of green swordtail, temperature (degrees Centigrade), salinity (percent), conductivity (microseconds per centimeter), pH, dissolved oxygen (milligrams per liter) and total dissolved solids (grams per liter).
Female preference for male sword length in the green swordtail, Xiphophorus helleri (Pisces: Poeciliidae).
The green swordtail, Xiphophorus helleri, and the guppy, Poecilia reticulata, also are reported as hosts for Anodonta oregonensis and Lasmigona compressa, respectively (Chamberlain and Jones, 1929; Tompa, 1979).