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.

International Designations

Germany: 
Gefleckte Petermännchen
France: 
Vive araignée
Italy: 
Tracina ragno
Portugal: 
Peixe-aranha
UK: 
Spotted weever
Fishing gears: 
Trawls
FAO code: 
TZA
Scientific name: 
Trachinus araneus
Type: 
White fish
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