Definition of livebearer in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈlaɪvbɛːrə/


A small, chiefly freshwater American toothcarp that has internal fertilization and gives birth to live young. Many livebearers, including the guppy, swordtail, mollies, platies, and gambusias, are popular in aquaria.
  • Family Poeciliinae: many genera and species
Example sentences
  • Examples include the oscar, Jack Dempsey, jewelfish, convict cichlid, Midas cichlid, and spotted tilapia; and livebearers, such as swordtails, platies and mollies, and armored catfishes.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.