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Author: Cuvier, 1829

Trachinus araneus Cuvier, 1829

Diagnosis: Dl VII; D2 26-29; A II + 29-31; caudal fin slightly concave or straight. 75-80 scales on the lateral line. Colour: yellowish- brown with many black blotches along the sides. Caudal fin with some spots on the basal half and dark edge. Size: to 40 cm SL, usually 25-30.

Habitat, etc.: see family.

Distribution: Mediterranean, Adriatic, eastern Atlantic from Portugal to Angola.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Padoa, 1956: 696, pl. XLII (fig. 3).
Otoliths (sagitta). Bauzá-Rullán, 1962: 12, pl. lV (fig. 28-40).

Spotted weever (Trachinus araneus)