Greater Weever (Trachinus draco)

Also known as Common Weever, Greater Weeverfish

Description

Also known as Common Weever, Greater Weeverfish.

Found resting or buried with their eyes and Dorsal Fin exposed on gravel, mud and sandy bottoms of coastal shores.
They feed nocturnally on fish and small invertebrates.
Length - 50cm
Depth - 1-150m
Widespread Eastern Atlantic, Mediterranean

Venomous spines can cause serious injury and death!

Weevers have no swim bladders so sink as soon as they stop actively swimming.
Weeverfish are an ingredient for Bouillabaisse. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/1363

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