Some Data on Toxic and Dangerous Fishes (Nekotorye Svedeniya o Yadovitykh i Opasnykh dlya Cheloveka Rybakh),
NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C
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A number of methods are used in the classification of toxic and dangerous fishes. Considering the effect of toxin on humans and animals, the toxic and dangerous fishes can be divided into the following groups Aggressive fishes--They may attack man in the sea less often on surface craft. Aggressive toxic fishes--These fishes have toxic teeth or spines. Their bite or sting brings the toxin into the skin. This group includes fishes which have toxic glands in their skin. Passively toxic fishes--The intestines of these fishes contain toxin. A description of fishes representing these groups is presented.
- Biological Oceanography