prickleback

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Noun1.prickleback - small elongate fishes of shallow northern seasprickleback - small elongate fishes of shallow northern seas; a long dorsal fin consists entirely of spines
blennioid, blennioid fish - elongated mostly scaleless marine fishes with large pectoral fins and reduced pelvic fins
Lumpenus lumpretaeformis, snakeblenny - found in Arctic and northern Atlantic waters
eelblenny - eellike fishes found in subarctic coastal waters
2.prickleback - small (2-4 inches) pugnacious mostly scaleless spiny-backed fishes of northern fresh and littoral waters having elaborate courtshipprickleback - small (2-4 inches) pugnacious mostly scaleless spiny-backed fishes of northern fresh and littoral waters having elaborate courtship; subjects of much research
Gasterosteus aculeatus, three-spined stickleback - of rivers and coastal regions
acanthopterygian, spiny-finned fish - a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
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prickleback

n (fish) → Stichling m
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* Stichaeid and pholid perciforms (pricklebacks and gunnels) guard their egg masses by curling around them (Qasim, 1957; Hughes, 1986; Coleman, 1992).
Pandalid shrimp, spinyhead sculpin (Dasycottus setiger), pricklebacks (stichaeid), Pacific sandlance (Ammodytes hexapterus), arrowtooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias), and flathead sole (Hippoglossoides elassodon) were minor prey.
gunnellus along with the three species of Myoxocephalus and a stichaeid, Lumpenus lampraetiformis (Townsend, 1984).