Synonyms for prickleback
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- 1. prickleback, blennioid fish, blennioid
- usage: small elongate fishes of shallow northern seas; a long dorsal fin consists entirely of spines
- 2. stickleback, prickleback, spiny-finned fish, acanthopterygian
- usage: small (2-4 inches) pugnacious mostly scaleless spiny-backed fishes of northern fresh and littoral waters having elaborate courtship; subjects of much research