Biology And Ecology Of Toxic Pufferfish by Ramasamy SanthanamBiology And Ecology Of Toxic Pufferfish by Ramasamy Santhanam

Biology And Ecology Of Toxic Pufferfish

byRamasamy Santhanam

Hardcover | December 27, 2017

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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
Dr. Ramasamy Santhanam is the former Dean of the Fisheries College and Research Institute at the Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University in Thoothukudi, India. His fields of specialization are marine biology and fisheries environment. Presently he is serving as a resource person for various universities in India. He has al...
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Title:Biology And Ecology Of Toxic PufferfishFormat:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:December 27, 2017Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771884398

ISBN - 13:9781771884396

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Table of Contents

Biology and Ecology of Toxic Pufferfish

Profile of Toxic Pufferfish

Pufferfish Toxins

Pufferfish Poisoning

Pufferfish Aquariums

Diseases and Parasites of Pufferfish and Their Management

Nutritional Values of Pufferfish

Pharmaceutical Values of Pufferfish Toxins