Three-spotted stingray

Latin: Gasterosteus aculeatus
11 cm
Shallow water in sea, brackish and fresh water
Widespread in salt and fresh water. All of Europe and north to the Barents Sea
Small crustaceans, insect larvae, arthropods and fish eggs
Facts about three-spotted stingray

During the spawning season, the males have a beautiful red belly and blue eyes. The male then builds a nest in which one or more females can spawn the eggs. After spawning, the male looks after the eggs and fry for 4-6 days after hatching.

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