three-spined stickleback

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Noun1.three-spined stickleback - of rivers and coastal regionsthree-spined stickleback - of rivers and coastal regions  
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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Rapid ecological speciadon in three-spined stickleback from Middleton Island, Alaska: The roles of selection and geographic isolation.
3% of the unique proteins of fugu, zebrafish, three-spined stickleback, medaka.
A three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) adult male, just beginning to develop breeding colouration >with faint flush of pink under chin at Wat Tyler Country Park in Essex FLPA/REX
The fish community of the river was dominated numerically by three-spined stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus (on average 45% in the seasonal catches), followed by gudgeon (25%).
He claims his three-spined stickleback is the biggest tiddler ever caught in Britain.
Niko Tinbergen's accidental discovery of the fixed action pattern of the three-spined stickleback fish is a classic example of how keeping captive organisms can lead to scientific discoveries as well as inquiries.
Most important, from the point of view of Schluter and other evolutionary biologists, was the appearance of a silver fish, usually no longer than a credit card, called the three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus).
Studies on the toxicity of cadmium to the three-spined stickleback, Gasterostens aculeatus L.
The computer-controlled replica fish is a plaster cast model of a three-spined stickleback with an acetate fin, painted to mimic the coloration and markings of a real fish.
Some of the nests shown are for hummingbirds, sea turtles, Caribbean flamingos, a harvest mouse, a Baltimore oriole, a three-spined stickleback (fish), a paper wasp and an elf owl.
A new study on three-spined stickleback fish has found that females do not always trust males who emit strong sexual signals.