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Greater weever

Order Perciformes
Family Trachinidae

Marine fish with regurlarly ossified. Elongated and somewhat compressed body. Big head with a very short face. Very oblique and inclined upeards mouth. The back is yellowish brown; silver gray flanks. Numerous dark spots on the head and back. It can measure up to 15 cm.

FAO code
Trachinus draco
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Fishing seasons
feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Grosses Petermännchen
France Grande vive
Italy Tracina drago
Portugal Peixe aranha maior
United Kingdom Greater weever
Japan Toragisu
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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