mosquitofish
mosquitofish mosquitofish n. A silvery topminnow ({Gambusia affinis}) with rows of black spots of tropical North America and West Indies; important in mosquito control.

Syn: {Gambusia affinis}. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • Mosquitofish — are two closely related species: Gambusia affinis, western mosquitofish Gambusia holbrooki, eastern mosquitofish See also Mosquitofish in Australia This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • mosquitofish — ☆ mosquitofish [mə skēt′ōfish΄ ] n. pl. mosquitofish a small gambusia fish (Gambusia affinis) sometimes introduced into a body of water to control mosquito larvae …   English World dictionary

  • mosquitofish — /meuh skee toh fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) mosquitofish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) mosquitofishes. any of several fishes that feed on mosquito larvae, as Gambusia affinis, found in the southeastern U.S., now… …   Universalium

  • mosquitofish — Gambusia spp. (Poeciliidae) used as a malaria control agent and widely introduced across the world. These fishes eat the aquatic larvae and pupae of malarial mosquitos …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • mosquitofish — noun Any of several small fish that feed on mosquitoes, but especially those of the genus Gambusia …   Wiktionary

  • mosquitofish — mos•qui•to•fish [[t]məˈski toʊˌfɪʃ[/t]] n. pl. (esp. collectively) fish, (esp. for kinds or species) fish•es. ich any of several fishes used for mosquito control, esp. Gambusia affinis, native to the southeast U.S • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • mosquitofish — /məsˈkitoʊfɪʃ/ (say muhs keetohfish) noun → gambusia. Also, mosquito fish …   Australian English dictionary

  • mosquitofish — noun silvery topminnow with rows of black spots of tropical North America and West Indies; important in mosquito control • Syn: ↑Gambusia affinis • Hypernyms: ↑topminnow, ↑poeciliid fish, ↑poeciliid, ↑live bearer • Member Holonyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mosquitofish in Australia — Mosquitofish Mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) were introduced to Australia in 1925, spreading from the northeast coasts south to New South Wales, Southern Australia, and parts of Western Australia by 1934.[1] Currently, known populations of wild… …   Wikipedia

  • Eastern mosquitofish — Taxobox name = Eastern mosquitofish regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Cyprinodontiformes familia = Poeciliidae genus = Gambusia species = G. holbrooki binomial = Gambusia holbrooki binomial authority = Girard,… …   Wikipedia

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