Trachinus draco (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common names: Engl: Greater weever; Bulg: Morski drakon; Russ: Morskoy drakon; Turk: Trakonya.
Order (Scientific): PERCIFORMES.
Family (Scientific): TRACHINIDAE.
Taxonomic descriptions: D V-VII 28-32; A II 27-31; P 14-17; V I 5. Scales in lateral series 77-85; Vertebrae 40-41 Svetovidov, 1964). Body is elongated, laterally compressed. Eyes disposed dorsally, and interorbital distance very small. Size: to 40 cm.
Black Sea Regional level:
Subregion level: CE
Distribution: Mediterranean, Adriatic, Black Sea, eastern Atlantic from Norway to Morocco and Madeira (Tortonese, 1986). In Bulgaria: vary rare along entire Black Sea coast.
Habitats type, Critical habitats, Limiting factors: Littoral and benthic; on sandy, muddy or gravel bottoms; on sandy; breach of the hydro-chemical regime.
Biology: Reproduction: June-September; eggs and larval stages pelagic. Food: small invertebrates and fishes.
Population trends: Declining..
Threats: Breach of the hydro-chemical regime.
Conservation measures taken: None.
Conservation measures proposed: Improving the parity of the water.
Compiled by: K. Prodanov, Y. Sivkov.