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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gasterosteiformes
Family: Gasterosteidae Sticklebacks and tubesnouts

Genus: Gasterosteus

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Circumarctic and temperat
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Gasterosteus aculeatus Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by Busse, K.
 
Gasterosteus aculeatus
[Three-spined stickleback]
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Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Gasterosteus crenobiontus
[Techirghiol stickleback]
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Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Gasterosteus islandicus
[]
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Asia
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Gasterosteus microcephalus
[]
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Max. Length 7.9 cm SL

 
Gasterosteus nipponicus
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 7.6 cm TL
Gasterosteus wheatlandi Putnam, 1867

Photo by Photo by Eakins, R.
 
Gasterosteus wheatlandi
[Blackspotted stickleback]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Gasterosteus aculeatus Three-spined stickleback Circumarctic and temperat 11 TL 1758
Gasterosteus crenobiontus Techirghiol stickleback Europe 6.5 SL 1956
Gasterosteus islandicus Europe 5.5 SL 1874
Gasterosteus microcephalus Asia 5.5 SL 1854
Gasterosteus nipponicus North Pacific 7.9 SL 2014
Gasterosteus wheatlandi Blackspotted stickleback Western Atlantic 7.6 TL 1867



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