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Gasterosteus microcephalus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gasterosteiformes
Family: Gasterosteidae
Genus: Gasterosteus
Linnaeus, 1758
Type species
Gasterosteus aculeatus
Linnaeus, 1758

Obolarius Tilesius, 1811
Gasteracanthus Pallas, 1814
Leiurus Swainson, 1839
Gladiunculus Jordan & Evermann, 1927

Gasterosteus is a genus of sticklebacks.


There are currently 6 recognized species in this genus:

Additionally there are a number of fossil species including:


  1. ^ Higuchi, M., Sakai, H. & Goto, A. (2014): A new threespine stickleback, Gasterosteus nipponicus sp. nov. (Teleostei: Gasterosteidae), from the Japan Sea region. Ichthyological Research, (61) 4: 341-351.