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Author: Linnaeus, 1758

Trachinus draco Linnaeus, 1758

Diagnosis: Dl V-VII; D2 29-32; A II + 28-34; caudal fin slightly concave; about 80 scales on the lateral line. Colour: upper parts greenish- brown with darker points on the head; sides yellowish-white crossed b oblique lines, blue and yellow alternating, often interrupted. Size: to 4 cm SL, usually 25-30.

Habitat, etc.: see family.

Distribution: Mediterranean (very common), Adriatic, Black Sea, eas ern Atlantic from Norway to Morocco and Madeira.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Padoa, 1956: 692, pl. XLII (fig. 1-2 & 585-590) | Varagnolo, 1964: 262, pl. 2 (fig. 10) | Banarescu, 1964: 767.
Otoliths (sagitta). Frost, 1928: 454, pl. XVII (fig. 13) | Chaine, 1957: 475, pl. II.

Greater weever (Trachinus draco)