Trachinus radiatus Cuvier, 1829
Starry weever
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Trachinidae (Weeverfishes)
Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 1 - 150 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Gibraltar to the Gulf of Guinea; probably further south. Known from the Mediterranean (Ref. 231).
Biology:  Found on sand and mud bottoms on the continental shelf from shoreline to a depth of about 150 m (Ref. 6790). Oviparous (Ref. 4675). Eggs and larvae are pelagic (Ref. 4675).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 14 July 2014 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  venomous
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 12.02.92
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 28.08.20
Checked by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 23.08.94

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