family Gasterosteidae


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Noun1.family 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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1 <0.01 <0.01 Family Gasterosteidae Culaea inconstans 1 <0.01 <0.01 Pungitius pungitius Family Centrarchidae 1 <0.01 0.1 Ambloplites rupestris Lepomis gibbosus 1 <0.01 0.6 Lepomis macrochirus 17 0.1 2.8 Lepomis sp.
Order Gasterosteiformes Family Gasterosteidae (Sticklebacks) Pungitius sp.
olivaceus (Storer), blackspotted topminnow W, NE Family Poeciliidae (live-bearing fishes) Gambusia affinis (Baird & Girard), mosquitofish W Order Atheriniformes Family Atherinidae (silversides) Labidesthes sicculus (Cope), I brook silverside Menida beryllina (Cope), inland S silverside Order Mugiliformes Family Mugilidae Mugil cephalus Linnaeus, striped S mullet Order Gasterosteiformers S (sticklebacks) Family Gasterosteidae (sticklebacks) Culaea inconstans (Kirtland), N, SE brook stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus, NW Linnaeus, threespine stickleback Pungitius pungitius (Linnaeus), NW ninespine stickleback Order Scorpaeniformes Family Cottidae (sculpins) Cottus bairdi (Girard, mottled I sculpin C.