Adriatic poison fish

Hmura, Dajana (2009) Adriatic poison fish. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

[img] PDF
Restricted to Registered users only
Language: Croatian

Download (652kB) | Request a copy

Abstract

Unlike some other seas in the world, in the Adriatic sea there are no extremely toxic fish. However, there live some species of phanerotoxic and cryptotoxic fish. Phanerotoxic fish like genus Dasyatis, Scorpaena and Trachinus that inject poison in the victim's body with their spikes. In the blood of the cryptotoxic species such as eel, conger and moray eel, ichtyotoxin is found. In the Adriatic sea there is also a species of family Tetraodontidae which contains neurotoxin tetrodotoxin. Those poisons have complex composition, mostly made of protein. They are unstable when changing the temerature or pH. Along the Adriatic coast people are not commonly poisoned by consuming cryptotoxic fish. They are often victims of the stab of the phanerotoxic fish. Beside the physiological disorders caused by fish poison and considerable mechanical damage to tissue of the stabbed, possibility of secondary infection shoud be considered.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Mrakovčić, Milorad
Date: 2009
Number of Pages: 27
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2014 10:42
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2014 10:42
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3533

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Nema podataka za dohvacanje citata