topminnow
noun Date: 1884 any of several live-bearers (family Poeciliidae) or killifish (family Cyprinodontidae)

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  • topminnow — /top min oh/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) topminnow, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) topminnows. any of several small, surface swimming fishes of the egg laying family Cyprinodontidae and the live bearing family Poeciliidae, some …   Universalium

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  • topminnow — top•min•now [[t]ˈtɒpˌmɪn oʊ[/t]] n. pl. (esp. collectively) now, (esp. for kinds or species) nows. ich any of various small carplike fishes that swim near the surface of fresh or brackish waters in warm climates, as certain killifishes and… …   From formal English to slang

  • topminnow — noun 1. freshwater fish of Central America having a long swordlike tail; popular aquarium fish • Syn: ↑swordtail, ↑helleri, ↑Xyphophorus helleri • Hypernyms: ↑cyprinodont • Member Holonyms: ↑Xyphophorus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blackstripe topminnow — Taxobox name = Blackstripe topminnow status = status system = status text = regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Cyprinodontiformes familia = Fundulidae genus = Fundulus species = F. notatus binomial = Fundulus… …   Wikipedia

  • Saltmarsh topminnow — Taxobox name = Saltmarsh topminnow status = regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Cyprinodontiformes familia = Fundulidae genus = Fundulus species = F. jenkinsi binomial = Fundulus jenkinsi binomial authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • Whiteline topminnow — Taxobox name = Whiteline topminnow status = EX | status system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Cyprinodontiformes familia = Fundulidae genus = Fundulus species = F. albolineatus binomial = Fundulus… …   Wikipedia

  • Meshscaled topminnow — Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification K …   Wikipedia

  • Barrens topminnow — Taxobox name = Barrens topminnow status = VU | status system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Cyprinodontiformes familia = Cyprinodontidae genus = Fundulus species = F. julisia binomial = Fundulus… …   Wikipedia

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