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Biology and Ecology of Toxic Pufferfish - by Ph.D. Ramasamy Santhanam (Hardcover)

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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
Number of Pages: 420
Genre: Health + Wellness, Medical, Science
Series Title: Biology and Ecology of Marine Life
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Ph.D. Ramasamy Santhanam
Language: English
Street Date: December 27, 2017
TCIN: 52486633
UPC: 9781771884396
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-1994
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