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.
VENOMOUS Left, a weeverfish. Right, Angela Nicholls with dog Sooty LOOK OUT Ruth Hawkins on Low Hauxley beach, Northumberland, where her friend Angela Nicholls was stung by a toxic weeverfish
The average American has never met a bearded newt nor the average Briton a weeverfish but any meeting could leave painful memories.
Dozens of paddlers and swimmers have needed hospital treatment in the last few days after being stung by weeverfish.