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  Family Poeciliidae  

Family Poeciliidae--Livebearer Family

The livebearers earned this name because they have internal fertilization, and the female gives birth to live young. Males have a special development on their anal fin to help them transfer sperm to the female. General characteristics include an upturned mouth, the top of the head flattened, no lateral line and one dorsal fin.

western mosquitofish--Gambusia affinis

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