Stickleback Fish Research Paper

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The three spined stickleback fish has many unique traits. some of the most notable structural adaptive traits of this specie are the three spines and body armor. The three spines are sharp and located on the back forward of the dorsal fin. The lateral bony plates are located on each side of the body. These structural armors projecting from the back and pelvis can simultaneously flare out when the fish feels threatened as a defense against predatory vertebrates making it difficult for predators to swallow them. With the back spines pointing directly upward and the pelvic spine pointing out at a perpendicular angle make it difficult for a predatory fish that catches a stickleback to swallow the stickleback. This added benefit allows the fish

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