Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Gasterosteiformes > Family: Gasterosteidae > Genus: Spinachia > Species: Spinachia spinachia

Fifteen-spine stickleback - Spinachia spinachia (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area (Helsinki Convention)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Eagana-gata-marinha Portuguese Fishbase
Épinoche de mer French Fishbase
Fifteen-spine stickleback English Fishbase
Fifteen-spined stickleback English Fishbase
Garmachán farraige Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
jurasstagars Latvian Latvian NRC
Pocierniec Polish Fishbase
Sea stickleback English Fishbase
Seestichling German Fishbase
Tangsnarre Danish Fishbase
Tångspigg Swedish Fishbase
Tangstikling Norwegian Fishbase
Vaskikala Finnish Fishbase
Zeestekelbaars Dutch Fishbase
Synonym Author
Gasterosteus spinachia Linnaeus, 1758

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PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

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European Environment Agency (EEA)
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