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Trachinus araneus Spotted weever


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lexID:
3835 
AphiaID:
127081 
Scientific:
Trachinus araneus 
German:
Spinnen-Petermännchen 
English:
Spotted Weever 
Category:
Weevers 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Trachinidae (Family) > Trachinus (Genus) > araneus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Cuvier, 1829 
Occurrence:
East-Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea 
Size:
11.81" - 17.72" (30cm - 45cm) 
Temperature:
- 73.4 °F (°C - 23°C) 
Food:
Crustaceans, Fish (little fishes) 
Tank:
219.98 gal (~ 1000L) 
Difficulty:
Experts only! Very hard to keep 
Toxicity:
Toxic 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2011-09-08 13:41:34 

Toxicity


Trachinus araneus is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Trachinus araneus, inform yourself about the poison and its effects before buying. Keep a note with the telephone number of the poison emergency call and all necessary information about the animal next to your aquarium so that you can be helped quickly in an emergency.
The telephone numbers of the poison emergency call can be found here:
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Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org

This message appears for poisonous, very poisonous and also animals whose poison can kill you immediately. Every human reacts differently to poisons. Please therefore weigh the risk for yourself AND your environment very carefully, and never act lightly!

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Husbandry

The spotted weever, Trachinus araneus, is a fish of the Trachinidae family, Scorpaeniformes order, and Actinopterygii class.

It is up to 45 cm long, brown and yellow on the head and back, paler below with darker spots along the sides. The shape of its body is long and laterally flattened, the mouth almost is vertical in the head[1]. The front half of the first dorsal fin is black and consists of three spines which are highly poisonous, as are the backward facing spines on the extremities of the gill covers! It inhabitates at shallow waters to about 100m depth near rocks and sea grass nearby, burrowing in the bottom. Just as other weevers, it feeds on small fishes and crustaceans


Spotted weever
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Trachinidae
Genus: Trachinus
Species: T. araneus
Binomial name
Trachinus araneus
Cuvier, 1829

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