Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Gasterosteiformes > Family: Gasterosteidae > Genus: Gasterosteus > Species: Gasterosteus aculeatus aculeatus

Burnstickle - Gasterosteus aculeatus aculeatus Linnaeus, 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Valid parent species Gasterosteus aculeatus

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Threat and conservation status

This species has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List

Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Agathero Greek Fishbase
Agathero Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Bodonja Serbian Fishbase
Burnstickle English Fishbase
Ciernik Polish Fishbase
Cordonnier French Fishbase
Crève-valet French Fishbase
Dikence baligi Turkish Fishbase
Dreistachliger stichling German Fishbase
Driedoornige stekelbaars Dutch Fishbase
Épinart French Fishbase
Épinglet French Fishbase
Épinoche French Fishbase
Épinoche à trois épines French Fishbase
Esgana-gata Portuguese Fishbase
Esganagata Portuguese Fishbase
Espinosillo Spanish Fishbase
Espinoso Spanish Fishbase
Ghidrin Romanian Fishbase
Großer stichling German Fishbase
Hornsíli Icelandic Fishbase
Kedrinka Bulgarian Fishbase
Kolmipiikki Finnish Fishbase
Rotzbarsch German Fishbase
Snathaid mhara Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Spinarello Italian Fishbase
Spinaubé French Fishbase
Stachelfisch German Fishbase
Stekelbaars Dutch Fishbase
Stichling French Fishbase
Stichling German Fishbase
Stickleback English Fishbase
Stikling Norwegian Fishbase
Storspigg Swedish Fishbase
Three-spined stickleback English Fishbase
Tiddler English Fishbase
Trekhiglaja koliushka Russian Fishbase
Trekhiglaya kolyushka Russian Fishbase
Trepigget hundestejle Danish Fishbase
Trepigget stingsild Norwegian Fishbase
Trigolkova koluchka Ukrainian Fishbase
Trouncut French Fishbase
Tükes pikós Hungarian Fishbase
Zet Slovenian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Gasterosteus bispinosus Walbaum, 1792
Gasterosteus teraculeatus Lacepède, 1801
Gasterosteus cataphractus Pallas, 1814
Gasterosteus biaculeatus Mitchill, 1815
Gasterosteus trachurus Cuvier, 1829
Gasterosteus semiarmatus Cuvier, 1829
Gasterosteus semiloricatus Cuvier, 1829
Gasterosteus argyropomus Cuvier, 1829
Gasterosteus brachycentrus Cuvier, 1829
Gasterosteus tetracanthus Cuvier, 1829
Gasterosteus obolarius Cuvier, 1829
Gasterosteus noveboracensis Cuvier, 1829
Gasterosteus niger Cuvier, 1829
Gasterosteus spinulosus Jenyns, 1835
Gasterosteus dimidiatus Rheinhardt, 1837
Gasterosteus neboracensis de Kay, 1842
Gasterosteus quadrispinosa Crespon, 1844
Gasterosteus nemausensis Crespon, 1844
Gasterosteus ponticus Nordmann, 1840
Gasterosteus biarmatus Nordmann, 1840
Gasterosteus algeriensis Sauvage, 1874
Gasterosteus atkinsi Bean, 1879
Gasterosteus atkinsii Bean, 1879
Gasterosteus cuvieri Girard, 1850
Gasterosteus insculptus Richardson, 1855
Gasterosteus leiurus Cuvier, 1829
Gasterosteus microcephalus Girard, 1854
Gasterosteus serratus Ayres, 1855
Gasterosteus neustrianus Blanchard, 1866
Gasterosteus bailloni Blanchard, 1866
Gasterosteus argentatissimus Blanchard, 1866
Gasterosteus elegans Blanchard, 1866
Gastrosteus holopymnus Regan, 1909
Gasterosteus aculeatus algeriensis Sauvage, 1874
Gasterosteus microcephalus (non Girard, 1854)
Gasterosteus aculeatus microcephalus (non Girard, 1854)
Gasterosteus biarmatus Krynicki, 1840
Gasterosteus spinulosus Yarrell, 1835
Gasterosteus hologymnus Regan, 1909
Gasterosteus aculeatus messinicus Stephanidis, 1971

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External data

No external data sets available for this species
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