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Weever fish have venomous spines, from which the sting can be very painful. Rapid immersion in very hot water usually provides good pain relief.
Stings from the spines of venomous fish can occur while fishing, bathing or handling. Gutting of fish can also cause symptoms as the toxin has an effect after the fish has died.
Weever fish (Trachinus draco) can be found from the Swedish coast up to Trondheim Fjord. Other fish with venomous spines such as rabbit fish (Chimaera monstrosa), spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) and brown bullhead (Ameiurus nebulosus) are also found in coastal areas. Poisoning with golden redfish (Sebastes norvegicus) is uncertain, but experience shows that it causes similar symptoms to other venomous fish.