Biology and Ecology of Toxic Pufferfish

Ramasamy Santhanam

December 27, 2017 by Apple Academic Press
Reference - 434 Pages - 22 Color & 235 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781771884396 - CAT# N11737
Series: Biology and Ecology of Marine Life

USD$159.95

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Features

  • provides first-hand information on the diversity, biology, and ecology of toxic pufferfish
  • discusses the toxins and associated poisonings of pufferfish
  • explores the many uses of pufferfish, such as in aquariums, for their nutritional and culinary value, and for their emerging uses in the treatment of pain
  • illustrates the characteristics of pufferfish, with 20 color and 240 b/w illustrations

Summary

This is the first comprehensive book on the biology and ecology of pufferfish, also known as blowfish, swellfish, and globefish. Covering 197 species of pufferfish recorded so far from the marine, brackish, and freshwater ecosystems of the world, this important volume expounds on the toxins and associated poisonings of pufferfish. Importantly, the volume also explores the many uses of pufferfish, such as in aquariums, for their nutritional and culinary value, and for their emerging uses in the treatment of pain.

Topics covered include:

  • biology and ecology of pufferfish
  • profiles of the world’s marine, brackish, and freshwater pufferfish species
  • characteristics of TTX (tetrodotoxin) and STX (saxitoxin) of pufferfish
  • pufferfish poisoning and symptoms: treatment and management
  • aquarium uses of pufferfish
  • nutritional and pharmaceutical values of pufferfish
  • diseases and parasites of pufferfish and their management

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