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

Word History


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 23 Apr. 2024.

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