Gasterosteus wheatlandi Putnam, 1867
Blackspotted stickleback
photo by Eakins, R.

 Family:  Gasterosteidae (Sticklebacks and tubesnouts)
 Max. size:  7.6 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 1 years
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Newfoundland, Canada to Massachusetts, USA.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Adults occur near shore in beds of vegetation, often around floating vegetation a short distance from shore. Rarely enter fresh water (Ref. 7251). Males build, guard and aerate the nest where the eggs are deposited (Ref. 205).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
 Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 08.07.11
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 10.08.94

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