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Trachinus armatus  Bleeker, 1861

Guinean weever
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Trachinidae (Weeverfishes)
Etymology: Trachinus: Greek, trachys, -eia, -ys = rough (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Bleeker.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 15 - 150 m (Ref. 2683).   Tropical

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Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania (Ref. 5377) to Angola.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6790); common length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6790)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in shallow waters over sandy bottoms, often in less than 50 m deep (Ref. 6790). Lies hidden in the sediment while waiting for its prey. Feeds on fish, crustaceans and annelids. Its venom is not deadly but can cause painful wounds (Ref. 5377).

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Roux, C., 1990. Trachinidae. p. 893-895. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 6790)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 26999)




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 16.2 - 25.8, mean 19.7 (based on 50 cells; Ref. 115970).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5059   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00490 (0.00196 - 0.01224), b=3.11 (2.89 - 3.33), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.54 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Low.