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Culaea inconstans (Variable stickleback; Six-spined stickleback; Pinfish; Five-spined stickleback; Common stickleback; Common freshwater stickleback; Brook stickleback)

Synonyms: Eucalia inconstans; Eucalia inconstans pygmaea; Eucalia pygmaea; Gasterosteus gymnetes; Gasterosteus inconstans; Gasterosteus pygmaeus
Language: Danish; Finnish; French; German; Mandarin Chinese; Swedish

Wikipedia Abstract

The Brook stickleback (Culaea inconstans) is a small freshwater fish that is distributed across the US and Canada. It grows to a length of about 2 inches. It occupies the northern part of the eastern United States, as well as the southern half of Canada. Small populations are scattered throughout the Mississippi-Great Lakes basin extending to Colorado, New Mexico, Kentucky, Tennessee, etc. , though some of these areas are not native to the species.
View Wikipedia Record: Culaea inconstans

Attributes

Female Maturity [1]  1 year
Adult Length [1]  3.5 inches (9 cm)
Brood Dispersal [1]  In a nest
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Ariadnophils
Brood Guarder [1]  Yes
Diet [2]  Planktivore, Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Litter Size [1]  250
Maximum Longevity [1]  2 years

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Algonquin Provincial Park IV 1868802 Ontario, Canada
Audubon National Wildlife Refuge IV 14642 North Dakota, United States
Banff National Park II 1690912 Alberta, Canada
Bruce Peninsula National Park II   Ontario, Canada
Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve 9859505 New York, Vermont, United States  
Elk Island National Park II 47171 Alberta, Canada
Fathom Five National Marine Park II   Ontario, Canada
Grasslands National Park II 128635 Saskatchewan, Canada
Greenwater Provincial Park II 11019 Ontario, Canada
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore II 8272 Indiana, United States
Isle Royale Biosphere Reserve Ib 571799 Michigan, United States
Jasper National Park II 2776809 Alberta, Canada
Kouchibouguac National Park II 59161 New Brunswick, Canada
La Mauricie National Park II 131706 Quebec, Canada
Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve 470167 Ontario, Canada  
Oak Ridge National Environmental Research Park 20001 Tennessee, United States
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore II 67888 Michigan, United States
Pipestone National Monument V 326 Minnesota, United States
Prince Albert National Park II 976762 Saskatchewan, Canada
Pukaskwa National Park II 459860 Ontario, Canada
Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve 277252 Saskatchewan, Canada
Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve II 762028 Manitoba, Canada
Saint Croix International Historic Site   Maine, United States
Saint Lawrence Islands National Park II   Ontario, Canada
Southern Appalachian Biosphere Reserve 37548505 North Carolina, Tennessee, United States  
Voyageurs National Park II 177960 Minnesota, United States
Wapusk National Park II 2614324 Manitoba, Canada
Wood Buffalo National Park II 11038545 Alberta, Canada

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Acanthocephalus dirus[3]
Bunodera eucaliae <Unverified Name>[3]
Bunodera inconstans <Unverified Name>[3]
Bunodera luciopercae[3]
Bunodera sacculata[3]
Bunoderina eucaliae[3]
Culaeatrema inconstans <Unverified Name>[3]
Dactylogyrus eucalius <Unverified Name>[3]
Diplostomum baeri[3]
Diplostomum scudderi[3]
Diplostomum spathaceum[3]
Eustrongylides tubifex <Unverified Name>[3]
Gyrodactylus eucaliae <Unverified Name>[3]
Hysterothylacium brachyurum <Unverified Name>[3]
Leptorhynchoides thecatus[3]
Neoechinorhynchus pungitius[3]
Neoechinorhynchus rutili[3]
Posthodiplostomum minimum[3]
Proteocephalus pugetensis <Unverified Name>[3]
Rhabdochona cascadilla[3]
Schistocephalus solidus[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Houston Zoo, Inc.
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens
Minnesota Zoological Garden

Range Map

America, North - Inland waters; Canada; Danube; Europe - Inland waters; Finland; Great Lakes; Mackenzie; Mississippi; Nearctic; Nelson-Saskatchewan; North America: Nova Scotia to Northwest Territories and eastern British Columbia in Canada; Great Lakes-Mississippi River basins south to southern Ohio and Nebraska in USA and west to Montana, USA. Isolated population in Canadian River system in northea; North America: Nova Scotia to Northwest Territories and eastern British Columbia in Canada; Great Lakes-Mississippi River basins south to southern Ohio and Nebraska in USA and west to Montana, USA. Isolated population in Canadian River system in northeastern New Mexico, USA.; North America: Nova Scotia to Northwest Territories and eastern British Columbia in Canada; Great Lakes-Mississippi River basins south to southern Ohio and Nebraska in USA and west to Montana, USA. Isolated population in Canadian River system in northeastern New Mexico, USA. Introduced elsewhere (Ref. 5723). Introduced in upper Inn drainage in Bavaria, Germany and accidentally in the 1960’s with <i>Micropterus</i> to southern Finland where it has established a population in Lake Lohjanjarvi (Ref. 59043).; Palearctic; USA (contiguous states);

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Citations

Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495. 2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Range map provided by NatureServe. 2010. Digital Distribution Maps of the Freshwater Fishes in the Conterminous United States. Version 3.0. Arlington, VA. U.S.A.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011