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An order of fish with eight families and numerous species of both egg-laying and livebearing fish. Families include Cyprinodontidae (egg-laying KILLIFISHES;), FUNDULIDAEl; (topminnows), Goodeidae (Mexican livebearers), Jenynsiidae (jenynsiids), Poeciliidae (livebearers), Profundulidae (Middle American killifishes), Aplocheilidae, and Rivulidae (rivulines). In the family Poeciliidae, the guppy and molly belong to the genus POECILIA.

Year introduced: 1987(1975)

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Tree Number(s): B01.050.150.900.493.850.280

MeSH Unique ID: D003532

Registry Number: txid28738

Entry Terms:

  • Gambusia
  • Gambusias
  • Mosquito Fish
  • Fish, Mosquito
  • Platyfish
  • Xiphophorus

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