killifish

The vernacular term applied to the oviparous members of the order Cyprinodontiformes; i.e., any oviparous cyprinodontiform fish. Historically contained within the single family Cyprinodontidae, but presently construed as comprising a number of families, of which the Cyprinodontidae is only one.

Killifish

A killifish is any of various oviparous (egg-laying) cyprinodontiform fish (including families Aplocheilidae, Cyprinodontidae, Fundulidae, Nothobranchiidae, Profundulidae, Rivulidae and Valenciidae). Altogether, there are some 1270 different species of killifish, the biggest family being Rivulidae, containing more than 320 species. Although killif...
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Killifish

• (n.) Any one of several small American cyprinodont fishes of the genus Fundulus and allied genera. They live equally well in fresh and brackish water, or even in the sea. They are usually striped or barred with black. Called also minnow, and brook fish. See Minnow.
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killifish

noun small mostly marine warm-water carp-like schooling fishes; used as bait or aquarium fishes or in mosquito control
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Killifish

Kil'li·fish` noun (Zoology) Any one of several small American cyprinodont fishes of the genus Fundulus and allied genera. They live equally well in fresh and brackish water, or even in the sea. They are usually striped or barred with black. Called also minnow , and brook fish
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killifish

any of a few hundred species of usually elongated fishes of the family Cyprinodontidae (order Atheriniformes), found worldwide, especially in the ... [2 related articles]
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Killifish

Egg laying toothcarps. (Compare Livebearers). There are two types of Killifish, the Annuals and the non-Annuals. Annual Killifish inhabit temporary bodies of water that completely dry up during part of the year. These fish have a short lifespan and rapid growth rate, reaching maturity within a few months. They lay eggs that remain dormant until the...
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Killifish

Killifish is a common name for any of more than 900 species of fishes constituting the order Cyprinodontiformes. Killifishes inhabit fresh, brackish, and coastal marine waters from south-eastern Canada to South America, and in Africa, southern Europe, and southern Asia. In deserts, they flourish at the highest temperatures and salinities tolerated ...
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killifish

killifish, northern representative, especially the genus Fundulus, of the Cyprinodontidae or toothed minnows, a family that includes also the topminnows and many popular aquarium fishes (e.g., the guppy or rainbow fish, Lebistes reticulatus) among its brightly colored tropical species. Most North Am...
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killifish

[n] - small mostly marine warm-water carp-like schooling fishes
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