Three-spined stickleback

Three subspecies are currently recognised by the IUCN:

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Three-spined sticklebacks are small bony fishes (30-100 mm long) that live in a wide variety of aquatic habitats, from small park ponds to large lakes, rivers and even in the sea. More

The three-spined stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus, is a fish native to much of northern Europe, northern Asia and North America. More

The Three-Spined Stickleback or Gasterosteus aculeatus is one of the few fish that were actually honored on a postage stamp. This fish was featured on the 14-franc stamp in Belgium in the year 1990. More

Three sub-species of the Three-spined Stickleback occur in Europe: G. a. leiurus, G. a. semiarmatus and G. a. trachus. These differ in the amount of armouring and spines present, but the most common variety have 3 dorsal spines, 2 pelvic spines and a single anal spine. More

Three-spined stickleback populations are also found in freshwater lakes and streams. These populations were probably formed when anadromous fish started spending their entire life cycle in freshwater, and thus evolved to live there all year round. More

Aspects of the topic three-spined stickleback are discussed in the following places at Britannica. More

Three-Spined Stickleback Please enable JavaScript in your browser! Biology of the Three-Spined Stickleback Editor(s): Sara Ostlund-Nilsson, National Library in Oslo, Norway; Ian Mayer, University of Bergen, Norway; Felicity Anne Huntingford, University of Glasgow, Scotland Series: Marine Biology Click to see all More

of the three-spined stickleback, described by Ryder as less than 1 inch in diameter, conical, with an opening at the top. More

The three-spined stickleback has a very slender caudal peduncle, and squarish tail fin, like its nine-spined relative, but it is a stouter fish, being about one-fourth as deep as long, and it is more flattened sidewise. More

Three-Spined Stickleback: an Emerging Model in Environmental Endocrine Disruption Final The three-spined stickleback, a small teleost species with habitats that range from full marine to fresh water bodies across the whole Northern hemisphere, has a number of advantages for endocrine More

The three-spined sticklebacks are common in Alaska, Japan, and United Kingdom, where they are called "tiddlers". In Ireland these stickbacks are known by the name "pinkeens" because of the reddish color displayed by the male throughout the breeding season. More

The three-spined stickleback has been a thorn in the city More

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three-spined stickleback - of rivers and coastal regionsGasterosteus pungitius, ten-spined stickleback - confined to riversacanthopterygian, spiny-finned fish - a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays Translationsstickleback N → espinoso mstickleback n More

Appearance: The three-spined stickleback has a blue green-brown black colour along its dorsal regions, while the sides and abdomen have a silver lustre. During the spawning season between March and August the males are red underneath. More

The three-spined stickleback is one of the most familiar fish of Britain's freshwater streams and ponds. It may even be found in salty rock pools and sometimes just under the surface of the open sea. More

Female three-spined sticklebacks and groups of floating individuals of Moroco steindachneri (a fish species living sympatrically with the three-spined stickleback) sometimes eat stickleback eggs guarded by male parents. More

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Order : Gasterosteiformes
Family : Gasterosteidae
Genus : Gasterosteus
Species : Gasterosteus aculeatus
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758