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Latest Poeciliidae Stories

2011-12-07 11:21:28

Scientists have observed a strategy for females to avoid unwanted male attention: choosing more attractive friends.

They Call It 'Guppy Love'
2011-11-25 04:34:35

Guppies in the wild have evolved over at least half-a-million years — long enough for the males' coloration to have changed dramatically.

Fish Jump Into Picture Of Evolutionary Land Invasion
2011-10-10 04:26:32

Research sometimes means looking for one thing and finding another. Such was the case when biology professor Alice Gibb witnessed a small amphibious fish, the mangrove rivulus, jump with apparent skill and purpose out of a small net and back into the water.

2010-12-23 17:31:03

When prowling for a hook up, it's not always the good-looker who gets the girl.

2010-10-22 00:43:31

Does the environment encountered early in life have permanent and predictable long-term effects in adulthood?

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2010-07-21 11:31:31

Study on guppies sheds light on long-term costs of early rapid growth and weight gain.

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2010-04-29 12:28:38

Spanish and French researchers have evaluated the spread of the invasive mosquitofish Gambusia holbrooki, which is native to the United States and lives in Mediterranean rivers in Spain and France.

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2010-02-05 08:40:00

While it is clear to ecologists that an ecosystem shapes the evolution of animals living in it, population biology experts such as Joseph Travis of The Florida State University believe the reverse can also be true, making the relationship between evolution and ecology a model of reciprocity.

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2010-02-02 07:12:41

Research findings introduce fundamental shift in how biologists perceive relationship between evolution and ecology.

2009-06-28 07:41:56

How social status is negotiated among fishes.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.