Definition of toothcarp in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtuːθkɑːp/

noun (plural same)

A small fish that resembles the carp but possesses small teeth, occurring mainly in fresh water in America. Many toothcarp are popular in aquaria.
  • Order Cyprinodontiformes: several families, in particular Cyprinodontidae (or Fundulidae) (the egg-laying killifishes and topminnows), and Poeciliidae (the livebearers).
Example sentences
  • In the water is one of the few populations in Andalucia of the endangered Iberian toothcarp, which is native to the Iberian Peninsula.
  • Fundulus cingulatus is an egg-laying toothcarp of the family Cyprinodontidae.
  • The main tasks carried out in the Pletera were to improve the conservation state of vegetal sand dune and marshlands communities and to ensure the conservation of the Spanish toothcarp, a fish in danger of extinction and only found in the Iberian peninsula.

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