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helleri

[hel-uh-rahy, -ree] /ˈhɛl əˌraɪ, -ri/
noun
1.
a brightly colored, playful topminnow that is a hybrid of Xiphophorus helleri and X. maculatus, bred for aquariums.
2.
Origin of helleri
1905-1910
1905-10; < New Latin helleri (of Heller), a specific epithet, after Carl Heller, 20th cent. tropical fish collector
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  • The dark color is as might be expected since helleri inhabits the humid Tropical Zone.

    American Weasels E. Raymond Hall

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