Gasterosteidae


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Noun1.Gasterosteidae - sticklebacks
fish family - any of various families of fish
order Solenichthyes, Solenichthyes - bellows fishes; shrimpfishes; cornetfishes; pipefishes; small order of chiefly tropical marine fishes of varied and bizarre form all having a small mouth at the end of a drawn-out tubular snout
stickleback, prickleback - small (2-4 inches) pugnacious mostly scaleless spiny-backed fishes of northern fresh and littoral waters having elaborate courtship; subjects of much research
Gasterosteus, genus gasterosteus - type genus of the family Gasterosteidae
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Two families, Percidae and Gasterosteidae in the Elkhorn and North Platte basins, respectively, were related to Plains Topminnow population persistence (Table 2).
The scales and their modifications in pleuronectiforms are easily distinguished from comparable ossicles in teleosts we studied earlier (Cottidae, Cyclopteridae, Liparidae, Gasterosteidae, Syngnathidae), though there are interesting comparisons between the spined and lateralline scales as well as tubercles of pleuronectiforms and cottiforms (cf.
Our study identified 34 fish prey to species, one sculpin to genus, Hemilephidotus, and two that could only be identified to family; Gasterosteidae (sticklebacks), and Agonidae (poachers).
9 Gasterosteidae brook stickleback Culaea inconstans 2 5.