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Gambusia affinis


Mosquitofish are small in comparison to other fish, with females reaching an overall length of 7 centimeters (2.8 in) and males at a length of 4 centimeters (1.6 in). Females can be distinguished from males by their size and a gravid spot at the posterior of their abdomen. The name "mosquitofish" was given because the diet of this fish predominantly consists of large amounts of mosquito larvae, relative to body size.


Heritage Elementary School Outdoor Learning Area pond.

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Denton, Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 18, 2013
Submitted on Apr 18, 2013

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