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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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'We started using mosquito fish against dengue in 2015,' he said, referring to their initial release of mosquito fish in Barangay Bonuan Gueset's stagnant waters, resulting in a significant drop on dengue cases.
The BFAR has received more requests for mosquito fish (Gambusia affinis)-locally known as 'tuyong' and 'kataba'-due to heavy flooding in this city and some Pangasinan towns where dengue-carrying mosquitoes (Aegis aegypti) thrive.
In this study, two questions were asked pertaining to mosquito fish, specifically Gambusia holbrooki.
[16] reported that mosquito fish, Gambusia affinis, exposed to DFB at 0.2 ppm were 4 times more active than controls.
Biochemical factors contributing to toxicity differences among chlorpyrifos, parathion and methyl parathion in mosquito fish (Gambusia affinis).
Goodsell and Kats (26) working on breeding association of Gambusia (mosquito fish), Pacific-tree frog tadpoles and mosquito larvae have indicated negative effect on the breeding of tree frog in streams.
"The study is based on a mosquito fish," I replied.
The star of the show was a mosquito fish, which likes a large shoal for safety, and consistently opted to join a group of four rather than one of three.
New research revealed that pollution affects the behavior of many animals, such as egrets, gulls, snails, quail, rats, macaques, minnows, mosquito fish, falcons, and frogs.
And they've got 18,000 new recruits to help them fulfill their vision: thousands of Gambusia holbrooki, or mosquito fish, that were introduced into lakes at Venetian Golf & River Club this summer and are already hard at work eating mosquitoes and midge fly larvae.
According to the book Common-Sense Pest Control, if you have a small body of water with no natural outlet, you should stock it with goldfish; mosquito fish (Gambusia affinis), which often are available from mosquito-control agencies; or native fish, many of which are good mosquito predators, too.