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|Noun||1.||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