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2018. 28cm. Pp.350. 20 colour photo-plates, 240 BW photos & figures. Hardbound.
The first comprehensive book on the biology and ecology of pufferfish.
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, and for their nutritional and culinary value, and their emerging uses in the treatment of pain.
Table of Contents : Introduction. 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.