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Cyprinodontiformes MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Cyprinodontiformes
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.150.900.493.850.280
Unique ID
D003532
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003532
Annotation
general or unspecified; prefer specifics; do not confuse with CYPRINIDAE or CYPRINIFORMES or CYPRINODON see KILLIFISHES
Scope Note
An order of fish with eight families and numerous species of both egg-laying and livebearing fish. Families include Cyprinodontidae (egg-laying KILLIFISHES;), FUNDULIDAEl; (topminnows), Goodeidae (Mexican livebearers), Jenynsiidae (jenynsiids), Poeciliidae (livebearers), Profundulidae (Middle American killifishes), Aplocheilidae, and Rivulidae (rivulines). In the family Poeciliidae, the guppy and molly belong to the genus POECILIA.
Entry Term(s)
Gambusia
Mosquito Fish
Platyfish
Xiphophorus
Registry Number
txid28738
Related Numbers
txid33527
txid8082
Previous Indexing
Fishes (1966-1986)
Public MeSH Note
1987; for MOSQUITO FISH see FISHES 1975-86
History Note
1987(1975)
Date Established
1987/01/01
Date of Entry
1986/04/15
Revision Date
2020/09/02
Cyprinodontiformes Preferred
Platyfish Narrower
Gambusia Narrower
Mosquito Fish Narrower
Xiphophorus Narrower
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