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Fourspine Stickleback

Fourspine Stickleback

Apeltes quadracus

Fourspine Stickleback lives in the ocean and coastal streams like the Hudson River. It also lives in freshwater streams separate from the Hudson River as far north as the City of Hudson. Favored habitats include dense vegetation and cool water.

Fish atlas map for Fourspine stickleback.