American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several small New World freshwater fishes of the genus Fundulus, related to the killifishes.
- n. Any of various small viviparous New World fishes of the family Poeciliidae, of fresh or brackish waters.
- n. Any of the ray-finned fish in the taxonomic family Fundulidae
- n. freshwater fish of Central America having a long swordlike tail; popular aquarium fish
- n. small usually brightly-colored viviparous surface-feeding fishes of fresh or brackish warm waters; often used in mosquito control
- So called because it swims near the surface of the water. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In a separate concern, the feds are taking a look at the Gulf's now-scarce, saltmarsh topminnow.”
“Jones said one of the advantages to protecting topminnow habitat now is that marsh building offers protection against storms for people living further inland.”
“The Barrens topminnow was first discovered in 1983 in a handful of locations in middle Tennessee.”
“He points to this new work environment for the increase in topminnow births.”
“But instead of federally listing the fish, officials decided to try working with area landowners to protect the habitat and begin an unprecedented restoration pilot project to save the Barrens topminnow.”
“At the time, the Barrens topminnow was surviving in just two locations.”
“Acquisition of this property is critical for the protection of adjacent aquatic and riparian habitat along the upper San Pedro River, and it is a key step towards conserving several endangered and threatened species, including the southwestern willow flycatcher, Chiricahua leopard frogs and Gila topminnow," said Bob Broscheid, assistant director of wildlife management for the”
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