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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maximus, redfish Sebastes mentella, and four species of prickleback fishes (Munilla-Moran & Sorbido-Rey, 1996a; Kim et al., 2014), is genetically programmed in the first days before hatching to use the glycogen in the yolk-sac, showing high activity and expression.
Horn, "Gut length and mass in herbivorous and carnivorous prickleback fishes (Teleostei: Stichaeidae): Ontogenetic, dietary, and phylogenetic effects," Marine Biology, vol.
In West Coast Wild, these letters reveal both old and new beach treasures: xiphister is a prickleback fish that breathes air, yellow is "the color of the sun" and 'z' is for "zone, the intertidal zone, where land and sea meet." In two-tothree sentences per letter, Hodge poetically describes creatures such as the velella velella: "like little blue sailboats, they float on the water and catch the wind with their sails." The back of the book contains an explanatory note and ideas for further research, but it might have been nice to also have a map to situate the area.
(2015), snake prickleback, Lumpenus sagitta, (found in the Cook Inlet beluga diet), northern rock sole, Lepidopsetta polyxystra, (found in the eastern Bering Sea and Bristol Bay beluga diets), and shrimp (pink shrimp, Pandalus eous, and crangon shrimp, Crangon spp., found in all beluga stock diets), were very abundant and ubiquitous in the Esker Creek area and thus potentially eaten by beluga.
Protein and nitrogen assimilation as a factor in predicting the seasonal macroalgal diet of the monkeyface prickleback. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 113:388-396.
The monkeyface prickleback (sometimes called an eel) is the most common catch of fishermen using the unusual angling technique known as poke-poling.
All Agonidae, poachers All Liparidae Variegated snailfish, Liparis gibbus All Zoarcidae Canadian eelpout, Lycodes polaris All Stichaeidae Stout eelblenny, Anisarchus medius Slender eelblenny, Lumpenus fabricii Slender eelblenny or snake prickleback, Lumpenus spp.
Reproductive biology and female parental care in the cockscomb prickleback, Anoplarchus purprescens (Pisces: Stichaeidae).
Another example from Tuktoyaktuk Harbour involved subsistence capture of two rare species, the nine-spine prickleback (Pungitius laevis) and the wolf fish (Hoplias malabaricus), during regular subsistence fishing (Harwood et al., 2008).
Similarly, age estimates of a central California herbivorous fish, monkeyface prickleback (Cebidichthys violaceus), are much higher than opaleye and halfmoon with a maximum age of 18 years (Marshall and Echeverria 1991).
The three groups were starved for one week and then exposed for the first time to live juvenile specimens (1.7-3.8 cm length) of the monkey-face prickleback (Cebidichthys violaceus), black prickleback (Xiphister atropurpureus) or rock prickleback (Xiphister mucosus), which were collected from the rocky intertidal at Hopkins Marine Station.