Wednesday, 6 October 2010

MRCP revision battle 25.7: The weeverfish

Just very briefly...

The weeverfish (AKA trachinus vipera) is found in shallow waters around the coast of the UK.

It is small and sandy-coloured, with sharp dorsal spines.

If you are unfortunate enough to stand on it you will get intense pain.

Happily the toxin produced by the weeverfish is denatured above 40C - so dunk the foot in hot water and the pain should stop.

On that most random of MRCP revision notes, lets end for the day!