Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Trachinidae > Genus: Trachinus > Species: Trachinus draco

Greater weever - Trachinus draco Linnaeus, 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Natura 2000 species code 5888


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area (Helsinki Convention)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Araña Spanish Fishbase
Drac-de-mare Romanian Fishbase
Dragon Romanian Fishbase
Drákena Greek Fishbase
Dreq deti Albanian Fishbase
Escorpión Spanish Fishbase
Faneca brava Spanish Fishbase
Fjärsing Swedish Fishbase
Fjesing Norwegian Fishbase
Fjörsungur Icelandic Fishbase
Fjæsing Danish Fishbase
Grande vive French Fishbase
Greater weever English Fishbase
Greater weever fish English Fishbase
Grote pieterman Dutch Fishbase
Louhikala Finnish Fishbase
Morskaya korova Ukrainian Fishbase
Morski pajek Slovenian Fishbase
Morskoi drakon Russian Fishbase
Ostrosz drakon Polish Fishbase
Pauk bijeli Serbian Fishbase
Peixe-aranha Portuguese Fishbase
Peixe-aranha-maior Portuguese Fishbase
Petermännchen German Fishbase
Sawt Maltese Fishbase
Sawt kabbari Maltese Fishbase
Sawt kbir Maltese Fishbase
Tracina drago Italian Fishbase
Tracna Maltese Fishbase
Trakonya Turkish Fishbase
Zvezdochet Russian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Trachinus lineatus Bloch & Schenider, 1801

Other resources

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Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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