Variation in armour of three-spine stickleback

Master thesis Norwegian OPEN
Wiig, Elisabeth;
  • Subject: bone | plate | evolution | stickleback | morph

The three-spine stickleback is an adaptable fish with variation in morphology and behaviour, inhabiting saltwater, brackish water and fresh water. It is armoured with 30-35 bone plates along its lateral line. In addition, it is equipped with three spines on its back and... View more
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