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Definition 1: small elongate fishes of shallow northern seas; a long dorsal fin consists entirely of spines - [noun denoting animal]

(prickleback is a kind of ...) elongated mostly scaleless marine fishes with large pectoral fins and reduced pelvic fins

(... is a kind of prickleback ) found in Arctic and northern Atlantic waters

(... is a kind of prickleback ) eellike fishes found in subarctic coastal waters

Definition 2: small (2-4 inches) pugnacious mostly scaleless spiny-backed fishes of northern fresh and littoral waters having elaborate courtship; subjects of much research - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for prickleback in the sense of this definition

(prickleback is a kind of ...) a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays

(... is a kind of prickleback ) of rivers and coastal regions

(... is a kind of prickleback ) confined to rivers

(... is a member of prickleback) sticklebacks

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