USGS - science for a changing world

Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

  Home About NPWRC Our Science Staff Employment Contacts Common Questions About the Site

Fishes of North Dakota

Stickleback Family


Stickleback Family

Sticklebacks are hardy little fish with very noticeable spines on the dorsal area of the back.


Brook Stickleback

Rarely exceeding three inches in length, it survives in shallow streams where few fishes can live. The five prominent spines protruding from its back make it easy to recognize. They may be mixed in with bait minnows so you may first become acquainted with the stickleback in your minnow bucket.
JPG -- Picture of a Brook Stickleback.


Previous Section -- Minnow Family
Return to Contents
Next Section -- Smelt Family

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo USA.gov logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/fish/ndfishes/stickle.htm
Page Contact Information: Webmaster
Page Last Modified: Saturday, 02-Feb-2013 04:35:39 EST
Sioux Falls, SD [sdww54]