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Scientific Name Gasterosteus aculeatus  Linnaeus, 1758
Common Names Three-spine Stickleback
Dreistachliger, Gro├čer Stichling (Germany), Storspigg (Sweden)
Type Locality Europe.
Etymology Gasterosteus: Greek, gaster = stomach + Greek, osteon = bone. aculeatus meaning spined.
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Size 110mm or 4.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Circumarctic and temperate regions: Extending south to the Black Sea, southern Italy, Iberian Peninsula, North Africa; in Eastern Asia north of Japan (35°N), in North America north of 30-32°N; Greenland.
IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2016.
Other Parameters Brackish.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1, pp 295.
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Last Update 2015 Jun 04 15:37 (species record created: 2013 Sep 06 22:53)