Gasterosteiformes


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Gasterosteiformes

[‚gas·tə‚rä·stē·ə′fȯr‚mēz]
(vertebrate zoology)
An order of actinopterygian fishes characterized by a ductless swim bladder, a pelvic fin that is abdominal to subthoracic in position, and an elongate snout.
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accepted), and of other fish groups in two forthcoming papers, one treating the Gasterosteiformes and Syngnathiformes and the other, the Pleuronectiformes, in series.
Order Gasterosteiformes Family Gasterosteidae (Sticklebacks) Pungitius sp.
Order Gasterosteiformes Family Gasterosteidae--Sticklebacks 3 species Apeltes quadracus (Mitchill, 1815).