weeverfish


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weeverfish

(wē′vĕr-fĭsh″) [O.Fr. wivre, serpent + ″]
Any of several species of poisonous, bottom-dwelling fish of shallow salt waters, with dorsal and opercular spines that are used to inject a toxin into skin and soft tissue.
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The weeverfish has sharp spines laced with venom along its dorsal fin which stick up out of the sand, where it hides.
CARDIGAN BAY WEEVERFISH with venomous spines on their gills and dorsal fin swim just off this West Wales beach.
Dozens of paddlers and swimmers have needed hospital treatment in the last few days after being stung by weeverfish.