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mosquitofish

[muh-skee-toh-fish] /məˈski toʊˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) mosquitofish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) mosquitofishes.
1.
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.
Also, mosquito fish.
Origin of mosquitofish
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30; mosquito + fish
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