Definition of pupfish in English:

pupfish

Syllabification: pup·fish
Pronunciation: /ˈpəpˌfiSH
 
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noun (plural same or pupfishes)

  • A small fish found in fresh or brackish water in the deserts of the southwestern US and northern Mexico.
    • Genus Cyprinodon, family Cyprinodontidae: several species, some of which are confined to single pools
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    • Most radically, we have extended protection to every endangered species, even the lowliest and most unprepossessing-the Furbish lousewort, the snail darter, the desert pupfish, the spotted owl.
    • The small springs that harbor small populations of native pupfishes and other small fishes.
    • In southern Arizona, an endangered fish, the Quitobaquito pupfish (Cyprinodon macularius eremus), inhabits the springs, stream, and pond at Quitobaquito on Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

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