Apple Academic Press
434 pages | 22 Color Illus. | 235 B/W Illus.
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 Toxic Pufferfish
Profile of Toxic Pufferfish
Diseases and Parasites of Pufferfish and Their Management
Nutritional Values of Pufferfish
Pharmaceutical Values of Pufferfish Toxins