reef fish, the ocean is actually home to more than a few creatures that would do you harm—and in many cases, that harm comes in the form of a nasty sting. The creatures hide in the sand for … Discussion in 'All about the fish' started by {name}, Aug 20, 2013. LIFEGUARDS in Dover have issued a warning after a spate of stings were reported from the venomous weever fish. Weever fish instead, are a lot harder to spot and inject their venom in a much different way. A weeverfish (mud-dwelling 4-21-inch-long fish with venom containing 4-8 sharp spines on its back) sting occurs from direct skin contact (puncture) with extendable venom containing spines. I've known kids shrug them off and grown adults weep! While man o' war stings can cause extreme pain, they are rarely deadly. I think weever fish stings can vary a lot depending on the angle they're stepped on etc. What are weevers and what do they look like? A far cry from the land of singing crustaceans and forgetful (yet totally good-natured!) Some stings, like those from a man o' war, can be especially severe. Any chance of posting a photo of your hand? Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Sandeel. However the shape of that does look more like a tentacle or something has wrapped around her foot a bit. Weaver Fish: A bit about weaver fish. Parasites/Commensals: Weever Fish caught with Sand-eels at Hayle, Cornwall (June 2003) If it is the Lesser Weever, Echiichthys vipera, you are talking about, the lice may be the oral parasite Ceratothoa steindachneri (an isopod). Guido Rappé on the Cornish Mailing List. Far more serious is the box jellyfish of Australia which has caused eight deaths since 2000 (two in 2016 alone). Jellyfish sting symptoms, especially from more dangerous species, can escalate quickly. It has venomous spines along its dorsal fin which stick up some times this is the only part showing as they bury themselves in the sand. Life under the sea is enormously different than what feel-good movies like The Little Mermaid and Finding Nemo make it out to be. Meet Weever fish. The spines can penetrate through a leather boot. Aug 20, 2013. If someone tells you about a fish that can sting then your first impression might be to think of the likes of a jellyfish or a stingray that enjoy shallow waters. This is a small fish about 5 -15 cm long. Weevers or Weever fish are small fish (less than 20cm long) brown/sand coloured, with a grumpy looking upturned mouth, and eyes on the top of their head. Weever fish stings are one of those infamous scare stories that can make even the nicest day at the beach a nightmare. Bill Fagg, Aug 20, 2013 #8. ... That really does look painful :- 98 50 18 ... i am quite interested to see what a weaver fish sting looks like. They have poisonous spines containing a venom on their first dorsal fin and gills, used for protection against predators. 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