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Family: Stichaeidae Pricklebacks
Subfamily: Stichaeinae


(See list of species below)



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15 species (see list below)

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Photo by Markevich, A.I.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Ernogrammus hexagrammus (Schlegel, 1845)

Photo by Markevich, A.I.
 
Ernogrammus hexagrammus
[Six-lined prickleback]

Photo by Bauder, C.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 28.8 cm SL
Ernogrammus walkeri Follett & Powell, 1988

Photo by Bauder, C.
 
Ernogrammus walkeri
[Masked prickleback]

Photo by Markevich, A.I.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Ernogrammus zhirmunskii Markevich & Kharin, 2011

Photo by Markevich, A.I.
 
Ernogrammus zhirmunskii
[Seven-lined prickleback]

Photo by Román Marcote, E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Eumesogrammus praecisus (Krøyer, 1836)

Photo by Román Marcote, E.
 
Eumesogrammus praecisus
[Fourline snakeblenny]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL

 
Plagiogrammus hopkinsii
[Crisscross prickleback]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL

 
Stichaeopsis epallax
[]

Photo by Miyahara, H.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Stichaeopsis nana Kner, 1870

Photo by Miyahara, H.
 
Stichaeopsis nana
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Stichaeopsis nevelskoi
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL

 
Stichaeus fuscus
[]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Stichaeus grigorjewi Herzenstein, 1890

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Stichaeus grigorjewi
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL

 
Stichaeus nozawae
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Stichaeus ochriamkini
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Stichaeus punctatus pulcherrimus
[]

Photo by Lavan, J.

North Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Stichaeus punctatus punctatus (Fabricius, 1780)

Photo by Lavan, J.
 
Stichaeus punctatus punctatus
[Arctic shanny]
No picture found
Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm TL

 
Ulvaria subbifurcata
[Radiated shanny]
15 Species of Family Stichaeidae
(Pricklebacks)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1845 Ernogrammus hexagrammus Six-lined prickleback Northwest Pacific 15 SL
1988 Ernogrammus walkeri Masked prickleback Eastern Central Pacific 28.8 SL
2011 Ernogrammus zhirmunskii Seven-lined prickleback Northwest Pacific 7.5 SL
1836 Eumesogrammus praecisus Fourline snakeblenny Western Atlantic 22 TL
1894 Plagiogrammus hopkinsii Crisscross prickleback Eastern Pacific 20 TL
1902 Stichaeopsis epallax Northwest Pacific 30 SL
1870 Stichaeopsis nana Northwest Pacific 25 SL
1904 Stichaeopsis nevelskoi Northwest Pacific
1986 Stichaeus fuscus Northwest Pacific 7.9 SL
1890 Stichaeus grigorjewi Northwest Pacific 60 TL
1902 Stichaeus nozawae Northwest Pacific 60 TL
1935 Stichaeus ochriamkini Northwest Pacific 40 TL
1935 Stichaeus punctatus pulcherrimus Northwest Pacific
1780 Stichaeus punctatus punctatus Arctic shanny North Pacific 22 TL
1839 Ulvaria subbifurcata Radiated shanny Northwest Atlantic 18 TL



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