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livebearer Line breaks: live|bear¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈlaɪvbɛːrə/

Definition of livebearer in English:


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.
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