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aused a later reproduction and embryonic development than seen in mosquitofish from freshwater or brackish water salinities, where G.Holbrooki typically reside . (Nordlie & Mirandi, 1996). Despite, these environmental exceptions G.Holbrooki are usually invasive and prefer still, shallow, as well as warmer waters. (Murphy, C. A., et al., 2015). The goal of this study was to explore the question “Does temperature affect the life history of Eastern Mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) in FIU’s Hennington Pond? In order to determine this we evaluated the population structure of G. Holbrooki by taking the data of 150 individuals and performing a vertical life table which included the survival rate, fecundity, and age distribution. As well as the, aforementioned intrinsic growth rate, net reproductive rate, and mean generation time. The vertical life table conducted by our research group was compared to winter season data using statistical tests with respect to R0, r and G. The null hypothesis was rejected in each test, concluding that there was a significant difference in net reproductive rate (R0), intrinsic growth rate (r), and Mean generation time (G), between both temperatures. Methods Field Sampling The G.Holbrooki population was sampled at the Florida International University, Hennington Pond in Miami, Florida. The pond was shallow with still water and a moderate amount of vegetation. Only female G.Holbrooki were sampled and were required to be at least 9 mm in length. The fish were acquired using long nets, measured on flat surfaces, such as a clipboard then placed in a bucket, which would be later used to transfer the mosquitofish back to the water. The fish were distinguished as male or female depending on the presence of a gonopodium, which indicated a male. If the fish were found to be male, they were immediately returned to the pond. Standard lengths were measured from the beginning of the snout to the body, excluding the tail. Mosquitofish smaller than 9 millimeters were also to be returned. Mosquitofish larger than 9 millimeters were recorded. A total number of 150 Mosquitofish were collected for the data. Calculations After collecting the length data from all 150 female G. Holbrooki, A vertical life table was then built, since this data was collected from the population in one short-term occurrence. The age of the Mosquitofish was calculated using the following formula: age= 8*(standard length) -68, standard length being measured from snout to end of body, excluding tail. The mosquitofish were then categorized in age groups depending on their computed ages. It was necessary to calculate the number of individuals within each age class, which was computed using (s(x)). To compute the number of living individuals with each age class n(x)) was computed. The number of living individuals within the first age class was calculated using N0 = ∑nx. Every other age group was computed using Nx = (Nx-1) – (nx-1), which is essentially, the number of individuals in a previous age group subtracted from the number of individuals sampled in the age group. Survival rate was represented as (l(x)) and was computed as the number of individuals in an age group divided by the number of individuals alive in the first age class, which is represented by n(0). The formula used to compute fecundity is as follows (l(x)*b(x)) and it represents the amount of offspring produced by each particular age group. Highest age weighted fecundit>GET ANSWER