mosquitofish


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Related to mosquitofish: mosquito hawk, Gambusia affinis

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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Multiple vitellogenins (Vgs) in mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis): identification and characterization of three functional Vg genes and their circulating and yolk protein products.
Radkhah, Length-weight relationship and condition factor of Mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) in three inland basins of Iran.
Smith GR and Smith LE (2015) Effects of Western Mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) on tadpole production of Gray Treefrogs (Hyla versicolor).
This might also explain why individual exposure of mosquitofish to D.
Five breeds of mosquito-eating fish are bred at Hackettstown for mosquito control; the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas), the freshwater killifish (Fundulus diaphanus), the pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus), the bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus) and the Gambusia affinis, also known as the mosquitofish, for biological control.
Elevation of Glutathione-S-transferase and inhibition of cholinesterase activity as a biomarquers of fungicide toxicity in mosquitofish Gambusia affinis.
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. One researcher also reported that juvenile ladyfish were cannibalistic, preying upon late-metamorphic leptocephali.
Laterality and cooperation: mosquitofish move closer to a predator when the Companioni are on their left side.