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Facts for Prelims (FFP)


Source: DTE


Context: The Andhra Pradesh government released around 10 million Gambusia fish, also known as mosquitofish, into the state’s water bodies to combat mosquito-borne diseases like malaria and dengue.

  • The fish is used as a biological agent to control mosquito larvae and has been part of mosquito-control strategies in India since 1928.
  • Gambusia fish are known for their high breeding capacity and adaptability, allowing them to survive in diverse environments.