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Poeciliidae

[‚pē·sə′lī·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A family of fishes in the order Atheriniformes including the live-bearers, such as guppies, swordtails, and mollies.
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Life-history patterns of Cuban poeciliid fishes (Teleostei: Cyprinodontiformes).
terrabensis, a pattern consistent with previous work with these species (Ingley et al., 2014a) and other poeciliid fishes (Archard & Braithwaite, 2011a).
Relationships, monophyly and three new species of the neotropical miniature poeciliid genus Fluviphylax (Cyprinodontiformes: Cyprinodontoidei).
Mosquitofish and other poeciliid fishes have a much shorter generation time, and they are easily kept and handled in the laboratory.
The Poeciliid fish used in the present study were Gambusia holbrooki, or eastern mosquitofish.
The least killifish, Heterandria formosa, is a small, live-bearing topminnow in the Poeciliid family.
Researchers have examined only a few species of poeciliid fishes in terms of spatial and temporal variation in their life histories (Johnson and Bagley, 2011).
The best-known example is a little viviparous poeciliid named guppy, Poecilia reticulata Peters, 1859.
Variation in offspring sizes of poeciliid fish Heterandria formosa in relation to fitness.
Effects of predation pressure on the cognitive ability of the poeciliid Brachyraphis episcopi.