ichthyohemotoxic fishes


ichthyohemotoxic fishes
those fishes having poisonous blood, members of the anguilliform families Anguillidae, Congridae, Muraenidae, and Ophichthidae. Most of these are edible fishes, only the absorption or ingestion of fresh blood being harmful

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • ichthyohemotoxism — poisoning from absorption, injection or ingestion of fresh blood of ichthyohemotoxic fishes. Symptoms following ingestion include diarrhoea, bloody stools, vomiting, frothing at the mouth, skin eruptions, cyanosis, apathy, irregular pulse,… …   Dictionary of ichthyology


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