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[muh-skee-toh-fish] /məˈski toʊˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) mosquitofish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) mosquitofishes.
any of several fishes that feed on mosquito larvae, as Gambusia affinis, found in the southeastern U.S., now introduced into other parts of the world for mosquito control.
Origin of mosquitofish
1925-30; mosquito + fish Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • mosquitofish can be used in permanent water sources such as ponds, fountains, bird baths and ditches to control mosquito breeding.
  • mosquitofish may be stocked by technicians without special permits.
  • Today, these have been largely replaced by introduced species such as the common carp, yellow bullhead and mosquitofish.

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