Lesser weever (Echiichthys vipera)

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Lesser weever

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  • The lesser weever lives buried in sand, with only its head and back visible.
  • Lesser weevers have spines on their dorsal fins and gills which release a poison.
  • The lesser weever can grow up to 14 centimetres long.
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Lesser weever fact file

Lesser weever description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderPerciformes
FamilyTrachinidae
GenusEchiichthys (1)

Information on the lesser weever is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

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Lesser weever status

The lesser weever has not yet been assessed by the IUCN.

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This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. If you are able to help please contact:
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References

  1. ITIS (December, 2012)
    http://www.itis.gov/index.html
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Lesser weever

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