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Ninespine Stickleback

Ninespine Stickleback

artwork by Howard Friedman

Pungitius pungitius

Ninespine Stickleback lives in the ocean, coastal streams and in landlocked populations in a few large inland lakes. In New York, these include Lake Ontario, Canandaigua Lake and Keuka Lake. The most recent of the inland catches was 1971 so they are considered extirpated. There were records from the lower Hudson River in 1954 and Hackensack River before 1900. All the recent records come from streams east of NYC and in the Long Island watershed.

Fish atlas map for ninespine stickleback.