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Spotted weever

Order Perciformes
Family Trachinidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Body elongated and compressed from the sides. Large, broad head, with mouth tilted up. Two poisonous spines at the anterior end of the superciliary arch. The color of the dorsum is yellowish brown, and the ventral face lighter. Flanks with dark strips. It measures up to 40 cm.

FAO code
Trachinus araneus
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
  • Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
International denominations
Germany Gefleckte Petermännchen
France Vive araignée
Italy Tracina ragno
Portugal Peixe-aranha
United Kingdom Spotted weever
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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