Lesser weever

The lesser weever grows up to 18 cm long but generally less than 15 cm) , with an elongated body.

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The Lesser weever lives in the demersal, marine environment.

Use lesser weever in a SentenceSee web results for lesser weeverSee images of lesser weever–noun See under weever (def. 1). More

The greater weever, like the lesser weever, is found on muddy, sandy or gravelly bottoms, from a few m to about 150 m. It usually rests on the bottom, with eyes closed often, and the tip of the first dorsal fin exposed. More

Lesser weever fish, caught whilst beach fishing at Prestatyn, North Wales. Note the highly distinctive venomous dorsal spines (separated by almost-black coloured skin) and dark-tipped tail Weevers (or Weaverfish) are eight species of fish of family Trachinidae, order Perciformes. More

The lesser weever is similar but grows only up to 15 cm (6 in) long. By day weevers bury themselves in the sandy sea bottom with only the first dorsal fin and eyes showing. More

Most human stings are inflicted by the lesser weever which habitually remains buried in sandy areas of shallow water and is thus more likely to come into contact with bathers than other species (such as the greater weever, which prefers deeper water), stings from other species are generally More

steindachner, that parasitises the Lesser Weeverfish in UK waters. This isopod lives in the buccal cavity. One of her papers on this creature was in the JMBA. More

Diet of the lesser weever comprised a large variety of prey (28 species), the most important of which were crustaceans (numerical index, NI = 93.5%; occurrence index, OI = 75.6%), namely Mysidacea (especially Schistomysis sp.), Amphipoda (mainly Gammarus subtypicus) and Isopoda (Idotea spp. More

Introduction: The Lesser Weever(fish) is a species to be avoided due to the poisonous spines in its black dorsal fins. There may also be poison glands associated with spines on the gills covers (with thanks to Thorke Ostergaard). More

The lesser weever, Echiichthys vipera, is a hazardous weever-fish of the family Trachinidae, in the order Perciformes, and the class Actinopterygii. It is generally found on the sandy seabeds of the open sea, near the shore. More

Common names

Aranha-comun in Portuguese (Português)
Aranyó in Catalan (Català)
Colgash in Manx (Ghaelg)
Dourouqneh Saghireh in Arabic (‫العربية)
Goineadóir in Gaelic, Irish
Goineadóir in Irish (Gaeilge)
Hagnelautte de 'nterre in Italian (Italiano)
Kleine pieterman in Dutch (Nederlands)
Kleines Petermännchen in German (Deutsch)
Kleines Vipermännchen in German (Deutsch)
Lesser weever in English
Lesser weever in Ukrainian (українська мова)
Lesser weever fish in English
Lille Fjæsing in Danish (dansk)
Mikrodrakena in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Mikrodrakena in Greek, Modern (1453)
Mindre fjärsing in Swedish (Svenska)
Morzer bihan in Breton (brezhoneg)
Ostrosz wipera in Polish (polski)
Pauk žutac in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Pauk žutac in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Peixe aranha in Portuguese (Português)
Peixe-aranha-comun in Portuguese (Português)
Peixe-aranha-menor in Portuguese (Português)
Pesce ragno in Italian (Italiano)
Pesce ragno di spiaggia in Italian (Italiano)
Petite vive in French (français)
Ragnola in Italian (Italiano)
Ranxh helmues in Albanian (Shqip)
Ranxhe helmuese in Albanian (Shqip)
Salvariego in Spanish (español)
Sawt in Maltese (Malti)
Sawt nanu in Maltese (Malti)
Sting-fish in English
Stracna in Maltese (Malti)
Tarcina i rina in Italian (Italiano)
Tracena nera in Italian (Italiano)
Trachino vipera in Italian (Italiano)
Tracina 'i praja in Italian (Italiano)
Tracina 'i rina in Italian (Italiano)
Tracina risignola in Italian (Italiano)
Tracina vipera in Italian (Italiano)
Tracinella 'arena in Italian (Italiano)
Tracna lixxa in Maltese (Malti)
Traxina in Italian (Italiano)
Varagnola in Italian (Italiano)
Varsam baligi in Turkish (Türkçe)
Varsam balığı in Turkish (Türkçe)
Vipera-de-mare in Rumanian
Viperqueise in German (Deutsch)
Weever in English
Βαρσάμι in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Δράκαινα in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Μικροδράκαινα in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Μικροδράκαινα in Greek, Modern (1453)
毒蛇鰧 in Chinese (中文)
毒蛇鰧 in Mandarin Chinese
蛇龍鰧 in Mandarin Chinese
蛇龙鰧 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Trachinidae
Genus : Echiichthys
Species : Echiichthys vipera
Authority : Cuvier, 1829