Pisces Guide to Venomous and Toxic Marine Life of the World
by: Patricia Cunningham, Ph.D. and Paul Goetz


Table of Contents
Preface
How To Use This Guide
The Nature of Marine Envenomations
Prevention
viii
Porifera (Sponges) 9
Cnidaria
Anthozoa-Corals and Sea Anemones
Hydrozoa-Hydroids, Fire Corals, and Man-of-War
Scyphozoa-True Jellyfish
Cubozoa-Box Jellyfish
15
Annelida (Segmented Worms) 60
Mollusca
Mollusca
Snails, Octopus, and Squids
Gastropoda-Snails
Cephalopoda-Octopus and Squids
63
Echinodermata
Sea Stars, Sea Urchins, Sea Cucumbers
Asteroidea-Sea Stars
Echinoidea-Sea Urchins
Holothuroidea-Sea Cucumbers
77
Chordata
Sharks, Stingrays, Bony Fishes, Sea Snakes
Chondrichthyes-Sharks and Stingrays
Osteichthyes-Bony Fishes
Reptilia-Sea Snakes and Sea Kraits
92
First Aid for Marine Envenomations
Basic First Aid Kit
Emergency Telephone Numbers
Pressure/Immobilization Technique
126
Glossary 142
Bibliography 145
Index 148

160 pages, 80 color photographs and 17 illustrations.
Includes Bibliography and Index

ISBN 1-55992-088-2

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