The dorsal fin of a weever. These spines contain a venom, and the sting can be very painful.

Photo/illustration: Henning Eskol ©2015

User comments
From: Anonymous  Link
Submitted January 12th 2007

i got stung by a weever at porthtowan beech and it really hurt. i didnt no what to do because there was no lifguards around. i had to go to the public toilets and wash my foot in the sink. my whole foot swelled up but i just left it a few day and i got better.

From: kate  Link
Submitted September 6th 2006

i got stung in newquay by one of them and it hurt so bad but i jus walked it off, my foot swelled up and i could feel it pumping!

From: bob · bobobob·at·bobobobob.bob.co.uk  Link
Submitted August 14th 2006

I was stung at sandbanks and it caned like hell

i had 2 sit on a sink in 43C temp - IT HURT!

From: steph. · stephbray4·at·hotmail.com  Link
Submitted August 1st 2006

I got stung in deep water and it well hurt.
Had to put my foot in boilin hot water and walk around on it to squeeze out the poison, That was the lifeguards advice...and it worked.

From: zak · blackviper_1471·at·hotmail.com  Link
Submitted July 31st 2006

i got stung and it was painfull.

From: ben · benderbyfan·at·aol.com  Link
Submitted July 24th 2006

my dad got stung by one we were fishing for mackeral with feathers and they were all on the bottom all of his hand swelled up

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