Amur stickleback

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Amur stickleback
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Amur stickleback (Pungitius sinensis)
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P. sinensis
Binomial name
Pungitius sinensis
(Guichenot, 1869)
Synonyms
  • Gasterosteus bussei (non Warpachowski, 1888)
  • Gasterosteus sinensis Guichenot, 1869
  • Pungitius kaibarae (Tanaka, 1915)
  • Pungitius pungitius sinensis (Guichenot, 1869)
  • Pungitius sinensis kaibarae (Tanaka, 1915)
  • Pungitius sinensis sinensis (Guichenot, 1869)
  • Pygosteus kaibarae Tanaka, 1915
  • Pygosteus pungitius sinensis (Guichenot, 1869)
  • Pygosteus sinensis (Guichenot, 1869)

The Amur stickleback (Pungitius sinensis) is a species of fish in the family Gasterosteidae. This freshwater, brackish water, or marine benthopelagic fish is usually 6.5 cm (up to 9  cm) in length.[1] It is widespread in East Asia: off the Korean peninsula, northeast and north China, Japan, the Kuril Islands, the Kamchatka peninsula, and the basin of the Amur River.

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