What is a mosquitofish?
A freshwater animal that preys upon mosquito larvae is what a mosquitofish is. The fish in question (Gambusia spp) will be found natively in the United States of America (and also Mexico in terms of the western species).
C. A. Busack has written: 'Growth and reproduction of the mosquitofish' -- subject(s): Western mosquitofish
Guppies, mosquitofish, sharks, mollies, and platies.
The mosquito fish is native to southern and eastern portions of the United States.
For the mosquitoes, put some mosquitofish into the pond. They will eat the mosquito larvae. To kill the tadpoles, you will need some larger fish such as bass, but then, the bass would eat the mosquitofish also. A film of vegetable oil should stop their snorkel breaking through the surface and they will be unable to breathe
beachsalmon, bristlemouth, cardinalfish, footballfish, mosquitofish, mouthbrooder, pineconefish, scorpionfish, squirrelfish, tubeshoulder
Mosquitofish (one word) is a nickname giving to a species of fish (Gambusia) that feed on mosquito larvae and pupae.
Yes The name "mosquitofish" was given because the diet of this fish predominantly consists of large amounts of mosquito larvae, relative to body size
Mosquitofish are a species of fresh water fish that are normally known by a simple generic name, "Gambusia" and in Hong Kong they are also known as live-bearing tooth-carp. Mosquitofish are native to the watershed of the Gulf of Mexico, where they readily feed on the aquatic larval and pupal stages of the mosquito, hence the name. They are very hardy fish that can survive in water with very low oxygen content and even live… Read More
Royal spoonbills hunt for food in shallow, freshwater and saltwater habitats in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands. They prefer prey such as the yabby (a type of crustacean), shrimp, insects, mosquitofish, goldfish, and freshwater snails. They catch prey with their strange, broad bill.
Growling grass frogs are endangered for many things. First of all, human activity. We have been ruining their habitat forcing them to adapt and to keep on moving and to add on to that, our pollution. Second disease. There was a disease introduced with a creature name Gambusia (mosquitofish). This creature preyed on the Growling Grass Frogs eggs and eventually killed them all.
A number of fish are also known to consume mosquito larvae, including http://www.answers.com/topic/bass, http://www.answers.com/topic/bluegill, http://www.answers.com/topic/catfish, http://www.answers.com/topic/fathead-minnow-1, the http://www.answers.com/topic/mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis), http://www.answers.com/topic/goldfish, http://www.answers.com/topic/guppy, and http://www.answers.com/topic/killifish. http://www.answers.com/topic/mosquito
This depends on where you are, as fish species that are native to one area may be banned in another. Generally the species that are banned are those deemed to pose a serious environmental risk if irresponsible hobbyists release them. A list can usually be found on the website of the department of your state government that is responsible for primary production. Species that are commonly banned include mosquitofish (genus Gambusia), snakeheads (genus Channa), predatory… Read More
There are many methods to control mosquito population. One of the most common methods is source reduction - reducing the number of places mosquitoes can lay their eggs. Since mosquitoes need standing water in order to breed, source reduction can be as simple as pouring out water from containers around your home. Another method is biocontrol, where natural enemies is introduced into the habitats of mosquitoes so as to control mosquito population. They can be… Read More
The guppy is named after the Rev. J.L. Guppy of Trinidad, an early collector of the species from the late 1800's. Guppies (Poecilia reticulata) are placed in the family as mollies and mosquitofish. The wild, original guppy is native to Central America, as well as Trinidad and northern South America. Today, many guppies are found in Asia, especially Singapore, where many fancy strains are bred in large fish farms, and shipped to pet stores all… Read More
California: We've destroyed all native aquatic ecosystems )and yes, I DO mean all) by doing one or more of the following: a) damming of rivers b) pumping away of water c) contaminating the water with mining tailing runoff d) contaminating the water with agricultural runoff e) dropping pesticide "bait" into the water f) poisoning the water with rotenone g) fishing h) deliberate introduction of non-native predatory species, such as "stocked" trout, northern pike, Louisiana crawdads… Read More
these are all in Washington. these are the ones i know, there's pro bally much more. i did a project on this and would have died to have all this down. instead i spent a day on Bing. here ya go! mammals: Masked shrew Vagrant shrew Pacific water shrew shrew-mole California Myotis Townsend's chipmunk Western gray squirrel Red Squirrel Forest Deer mouse Townsend's vole North American Porcupine coyote racoon long tailed weasel striped skunk white… Read More
Yes Euprymna scolopes, commonly known as the Hawaiian Bobtail Squid, is a very small cephalopod about 33 millimeters long. It is endemic to the waters surrounding the Hawaiian islands and lives in a shallow water (2-4 cm deep) habitat. It is a largely nocturnal animal that buries itself in the sand during the daytime. This hiding behavior is very effective. The squid will nestle itself down into the substrate and use its tentacle arms to… Read More
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African glass catfish African lungfish Aholehole Airbreathing catfish Airsac catfish Alaska blackfish Albacore Alewife Alfonsino Algae eater Alligatorfish Amago American sole Amur pike Anchovy Anemonefish Angelfish Angler Angler catfish Anglerfish Antarctic cod Antarctic icefish Antenna codlet Arapaima Archerfish Arctic char Armored gurnard Armored searobin Armorhead Armorhead catfish Armoured catfish Arowana Arrowtooth eel Aruana Asian carps Asiatic glassfish Atka mackerel Atlantic cod Atlantic eel Atlantic herring Atlantic salmon Atlantic saury Atlantic silverside Atlantic trout Australasian salmon… Read More
Mosquito and mosquita (from the http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Spanish_language meaning http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Diminutive http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Flyhttp://wiki.answers.com/#cite_note-1) is a common http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Insect in the http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Family_(biology) Culicidae (from the http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Latin culex meaning midge or gnathttp://wiki.answers.com/#cite_note-2). Mosquitoes resemble http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Crane_fly (family Tipulidae) and http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Chironomidae (family Chironomidae), with which they are sometimes confused by the casual observer. Mosquitoes go through four stages in their life cycle: http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Egg_(biology), http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Larva, http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Pupa, and adult or http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Imago. Adult females lay their eggs in water, which can be a salt-marsh, a lake, a… Read More