Definition of Mosquitofish

1. Noun. Silvery topminnow with rows of black spots of tropical North America and West Indies; important in mosquito control.

Exact synonyms: Gambusia Affinis
Generic synonyms: Live-bearer, Poeciliid, Poeciliid Fish, Topminnow
Group relationships: Gambusia, Genus Gambusia



Definition of Mosquitofish

1. Noun. Any of several small fish that feed on mosquitoes, but especially those of the genus ''Gambusia'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mosquitofish

mosquito boat
mosquito clamp
mosquito control
mosquito craft
mosquito fern
mosquito forceps
mosquito hawk
mosquito net
mosquito nets
mosquitocidal
mosquitocide
mosquitocides
mosquitoed
mosquitoes
mosquitoey
mosquitofish (current term)
mosquitofishes
mosquitos
moss
moss-grown
moss-lichen wetland
moss-trooper
moss agate
moss animal
moss campion
moss family
moss frog
moss genus
moss green
moss lawn

Literary usage of Mosquitofish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Biodiversity and the Management of the Madrean Archipelago: The Sky Islands edited by Leonard F. DeBano (1999)
"Largemouth bass were collected at Gate Spring. Western mosquitofish, but no Gila topminnow, were collected in Lampshire Canyon. ..."

2. Warmwater Fisheries: Symposium I (1991) edited by James L. Cooper, R. H. Hamre (1999)
"Two artificial barriers were constructed to protect Bylas Springs from invasion by non-native mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis); both barriers failed and are ..."

3. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"Abnormal expression of secondary sex characters in a population of mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis holbrooki: evidence for environmentally induced ..."

4. Biodiversity and the Management of the Madrean Archipelago: The Sky Islands edited by Leonard F. DeBano (1999)
"Largemouth bass were collected at Gate Spring. Western mosquitofish, but no Gila topminnow, were collected in Lampshire Canyon. ..."

5. Warmwater Fisheries: Symposium I (1991) edited by James L. Cooper, R. H. Hamre (1999)
"Two artificial barriers were constructed to protect Bylas Springs from invasion by non-native mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis); both barriers failed and are ..."

6. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"Abnormal expression of secondary sex characters in a population of mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis holbrooki: evidence for environmentally induced ..."

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