Biology and Ecology of Venomous Marine Snails

1st Edition

Ramasamy Santhanam

Apple Academic Press
Published September 26, 2016
Reference - 408 Pages - 310 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781771883306 - CAT# N11613
Series: Biology and Ecology of Marine Life

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The first comprehensive volume exclusively on marine cone snails, this book provides descriptions of over 100 species of hazardous marine snails along with their biological and ecological characteristics; the characteristics of conotoxins; information on cone snail injuries and their treatment along with prevention measures; and the therapeutic and medicinal value of conotoxins, including as a powerful nonaddictive painkiller, an epilepsy drug, and more. Over 275 color illustrations accompany the text for easy identification.

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