three-spined stickleback
noun Date: 1769 a stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) chiefly of fresh and brackish waters that typically has three dorsal spines — called also three-spine stickleback

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  • Three-spined stickleback — Taxobox name = Three spined stickleback status = LR/lc | status system = IUCN2.3 image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Gasterosteiformes familia = Gasterosteidae genus = Gasterosteus species = G.… …   Wikipedia

  • three-spined stickleback — trispyglė dyglė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Gasterosteus aculeatus angl. three spined stickleback; tidder rus. обыкновенная трёхиглая колюшка ryšiai: platesnis terminas – trispyglės dyglės …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • three-spined stickleback — noun of rivers and coastal regions • Syn: ↑Gasterosteus aculeatus • Hypernyms: ↑stickleback, ↑prickleback • Member Holonyms: ↑Gasterosteus, ↑genus gasterosteus * * * ˈ ̷  …   Useful english dictionary

  • three-spine stickleback — noun see three spined stickleback …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • two-spined stickleback — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun : a stickleback that is a variety of the three spined stickleback and is distinguished from the typical form by the presence of two rather than three dorsal spines …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nine-spined stickleback — Taxobox name = Nine spined stickleback status = LR/lc | status system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Gasterosteiformes familia = Gasterosteidae genus = Pungitius species = P. pungitius binomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • Stickleback — Taxobox name = Sticklebacks image width = 250px image caption = Three spined stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Gasterosteiformes familia = Gasterosteidae subdivision ranks =… …   Wikipedia

  • stickleback — /stik euhl bak /, n. any of the small, pugnacious, spiny backed fishes of the family Gasterosteidae, inhabiting northern fresh waters and sea inlets, the male of which builds and guards the nest. Also called prickleback. [1400 50; late ME… …   Universalium

  • stickleback — /ˈstɪkəlbæk / (say stikuhlbak) noun (plural stickleback or sticklebacks) any of the small, pugnacious, spiny backed fishes of the family Gasterosteidae, of fresh waters and sea inlets, especially Gasterosteus aculeatus, the three spined… …   Australian English dictionary

  • stickleback — noun a small freshwater or coastal fish with sharp spines along its back. [Gasterosteus aculeatus (three spined stickleback) and other species.] Origin ME: from OE sticel thorn, sting + bæc back …   English new terms dictionary

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