Against Malaria, Dengue, Andhra Pradesh released 10 million Gambusia Fish

Andhra Pradesh Recently Andhra Pradesh released millions of Gambusia fish in water bodies to control malaria, dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases.

Andhra Pradesh released 10 million fish in the sea

As a prevention against increasing dengue and malaria (In the last 6 months, Andhra Pradesh witnessed 2,339 cases of dengue and 1,630 cases of malaria), they had released about 10 million Gambusia Fish in water bodies in the state. Gambusia is one of the 100 worst invasive alien species in the world according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Gambusia Fish video

Who had released Gambusia Fish in water bodies?

The Andhra Pradesh government has released approximately 10 million Gambusia fish into the state’s water bodies

To which family, do Gambusia fish belong?

Gambusia fish belongs to the family Poeciliidae and genus Gambusia,  also known as mosquito fish, is widely used as a biological agent for controlling mosquito larvae.