Gasterosteidae


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Gasterosteidae

[‚gas·tə·rō′stē·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The sticklebacks, a family of actinopterygian fishes in the order Gasterosteiformes.
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Pelvic loss in sticklebacks (Gasterosteidae) has been attributed to deletion of a cis-acting regulatory region adjacent to the Pituitary homeobox transcription factor 1 gene (Pitx1).
pengoi is important in the diets of herring (Clupeidae), sticklebacks (Gasterosteidae), bleak (Cyprinidae), and smelt (Osmeridae) (Ojaveer and others 1998).
KEYWORDS: Cyprinidae, exotic species, Gasterosteidae, Gobiidae, Moronidae, non-indigenous species.
Interacting evolutionary constraints in pelvic reduction of threespine sticklebacks, Gasterosteus aculeatus (Pisces: Gasterosteidae).
1 <0.01 <0.01 Family Gasterosteidae Culaea inconstans 1 <0.01 <0.01 Pungitius pungitius Family Centrarchidae 1 <0.01 0.1 Ambloplites rupestris Lepomis gibbosus 1 <0.01 0.6 Lepomis macrochirus 17 0.1 2.8 Lepomis sp.
Occurrence Species Common name (n = 78) Clupeidae Sardinops sagax Pacific sardine 4 Engraulidae Engraulis mordax Northern anchovy 52 23 Bathylagidae Blacksmelts 18 Chauliodontidae Chauliodus macouni Pacific viperfish 2 Gadidae Microgadus proximus Pacific tomcod 13 Lampridae Lampris guttatus Opah 1 Gasterosteidae Stickleback 1 Scorpaenidae Sebastes spp.
Within the family Gasterosteidae, researchers working with the three-spined stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus have been documenting interpopulation variability for over 60 y.
Comparison of the pectoral and pelvic skeletons and of some other bones and their phylogenetic implications in the Aulorhynchidae and Gasterosteidae (Pisces).