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Family: Gasterosteidae Sticklebacks and tubesnouts



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18 species (see list below)

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Photo by Eakins, R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 6.4 cm TL
Apeltes quadracus (Mitchill, 1815)

Photo by Eakins, R.
 
Apeltes quadracus
[Fourspine stickleback]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 8.7 cm TL
Culaea inconstans (Kirtland, 1840)

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Culaea inconstans
[Brook stickleback]

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]
No picture found
Asia

 
Pungitius bussei
[]

Photo by Keivany, Y.

Europe
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Pungitius hellenicus Stephanidis, 1971

Photo by Keivany, Y.
 
Pungitius hellenicus
[]

Photo by Keivany, Y.

Euorope
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Pungitius laevis (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Keivany, Y.
 
Pungitius laevis
[Smoothtail ninespine stickleback]

Photo by Artaev, O.

Europe and Asia
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Pungitius platygaster (Kessler, 1859)

Photo by Artaev, O.
 
Pungitius platygaster
[Southern ninespine stickleback]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL

 
Pungitius polyakovi
[]

Photo by Hartl, A.

Circumarctic
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Pungitius pungitius (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Hartl, A.
 
Pungitius pungitius
[Ninespine stickleback]

Photo by Kim, I.-S.

Asia
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Pungitius sinensis (Guichenot, 1869)

Photo by Kim, I.-S.
 
Pungitius sinensis
[Amur stickleback]
No picture found
Asia

 
Pungitius stenurus
[]

Photo by Keivany, Y.

Asia
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Pungitius tymensis (Nikolskii, 1889)

Photo by Keivany, Y.
 
Pungitius tymensis
[Sakhalin stickleback]

Photo by Svensen, E.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Spinachia spinachia (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Svensen, E.
 
Spinachia spinachia
[Sea stickleback]
18 Species of Family Gasterosteidae
(Sticklebacks and tubesnouts)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1815 Apeltes quadracus Fourspine stickleback Western Atlantic 6.4 TL
1840 Culaea inconstans Brook stickleback North America 8.7 TL
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
1888 Pungitius bussei Asia
1971 Pungitius hellenicus Europe 4.5 SL
1829 Pungitius laevis Smoothtail ninespine stickleback Euorope 8 SL
1859 Pungitius platygaster Southern ninespine stickleback Europe and Asia 6 SL
2005 Pungitius polyakovi Northwest Pacific 5.1 SL
1758 Pungitius pungitius Ninespine stickleback Circumarctic 9 TL
1869 Pungitius sinensis Amur stickleback Asia 9 SL
1876 Pungitius stenurus Asia
1889 Pungitius tymensis Sakhalin stickleback Asia 7 TL
1758 Spinachia spinachia Sea stickleback Northeast Atlantic 22 SL



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