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

Genus: Gasterosteus

(See list of species below)



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6 species (see list below)

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Photo by Lorenzoni, M.

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

Photo by Lorenzoni, M.
 
Gasterosteus aculeatus
[Three-spined stickleback]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Gasterosteus crenobiontus
[]

Photo by Harka, A.

Europe
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Gasterosteus gymnurus Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Harka, A.
 
Gasterosteus gymnurus
[]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Gasterosteus islandicus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Gasterosteus microcephalus
[]

Photo by Eakins, R.

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

Photo by Eakins, R.
 
Gasterosteus wheatlandi
[Blackspotted stickleback]
6 Species of Family Gasterosteidae with Genus Gasterosteus
(Sticklebacks and tubesnouts)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1758 Gasterosteus aculeatus Three-spined stickleback Circumarctic and temperat 11 TL
1956 Gasterosteus crenobiontus Europe 6.5 SL
1829 Gasterosteus gymnurus Europe 10 SL
1874 Gasterosteus islandicus Europe 5.5 SL
1854 Gasterosteus microcephalus Asia 5.5 SL
1867 Gasterosteus wheatlandi Blackspotted stickleback Western Atlantic 7.6 TL



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