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molly

or

mollie,

New World fish of the genus Poecilia, which includes the guppy or rainbow fish, Poecilia reticulata. Mollies, which are related to the killifisheskillifish,
any of more than a thousand species of small fish of the several families of the order Cyprinodontiformes (toothed minnows or toothed carps), a group that includes also the topminnows and many popular aquarium fishes (e.g.
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, are found from the E and central United States to Argentina. Top-living fish, they are found in fresh or brackish water, where they feed on algae. Fertilizing internally and giving birth to live young, mollies are of great interest to geneticists because of the reproductive peculiarities of one species, the Amazon molly (P. formosa). This species, which ranges as far N as Texas, consists only of females, which copulate with males of other molly species; the male does not contribute to the heredity of the all-female offspring. The sailfin molly, or sailfin (M. latipinna), is found in fresh- and saltwater from South Carolina to Mexico. Sailfins are olive-green with black markings and brightly colored fins. The saillike dorsal fins of the male make it an especially popular aquarium fish. Solid black mollies are artificially bred from any of several molly species, although mottled black sailfin mollies sometimes occur in nature. Mollies are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Actinopterygii, order Cyprinodontiformes, family Poeciliidae.
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"While girls like Anna did reserve their PDAs for the camera, Amber paired off with Molly for their poses and it does look like Amber instigated the affectionate-looking cheek kiss that she planted while Molly was pouting for the camera.
Speaking about Molly and Joshua's relationship for Channel 5's Stalked: Murder in Slow Motion, Amy said: "They realised they had what seemed to be quite a lot in common in the sense of the anxiety and struggles they had been through.
He's taken it in good spirits to be fair to him!" "Molly's buzzing, she's over the moon," Stevie added.
The post said: "It is with great sadness we announce the passing of retired PD Molly aged 14yrs.
Solihull Coroner's Court heard Molly had been referred to a mental health team for help with a mild form of an anxiety disorder and was later given the 'all-clear.' .' But she had been upset over a party and had broken up with her boyfriend the day before her death.
Molly had the treat of seeing her famous dad perform live at the Rolling Stones gig at the London Stadium on Tuesday.
"I appreciate the positivity sent my way, but Molly's been getting a bit beat up.
Molly had visits from family and friends on the Saturday, and went to Linthorpe Tea Rooms on the Sunday.
In those first 10 minutes, we see the rise and fall of Molly's freestyle skiing career, before she had the underground poker world wrapped around her little finger in Las Vegas and New York.