Gasterosteiformes (Stickleback and relatives)

Gasterosteiformes is an order of fishes that includes the sticklebacks and relatives. Instead of scales the body is covered with dermal plates. There are some confusion to the actual taxonomy related to this order. There are about 59 species belonging to this group.

Species list:

gasterosteus aculeatusGasterosteus aculeatus aculeatus
(Three-spined stickleback)

Scientific name: Gasterosteus aculeatus aculeatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Popular names: Three-spined stickleback, Burnstickle, Common stickleback, European stickleback
Danish name: Tre-pigget hundestejle

Family: Gasterosteidae (Sticklebacks and tubesnouts)

Distribution: Circumpolar in Arctic and temperate regions
Capture site: Lakes in Greenland

Depth: 0 - 100 meter
Max. size: 11 cm



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