helleri

noun
hel·​leri | \ ˈheləˌrī, -ˌrē \
plural -es

Definition of helleri

1 : swordtail
2 : any of numerous brightly colored topminnows developed in the aquarium by hybridization between two tropical American fishes (Xiphophorus helleri and Platypoecilus maculatus)

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History and Etymology for helleri

New Latin (specific epithet of Xiphophorus helleri), after C. Heller, 20th century tropical fish collector

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“Helleri.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/helleri. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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