Turtle poisoning

Silas, E G and Fernando, A Bastian (1984) Turtle poisoning. CMFRI Bulletin, 35 . pp. 62-75.

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Turtle poisoning or chelonitoxication have been reported from the tropical and subtropical Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans and the species of turtles responsible for the same are also known. While the clinical characteristics of the disease have been reported from time to time, nothing much is known about the pharmacology or chemistry of the toxins. Todate there are no known antidotes to combat chelonitoxin. By far the largest numberofinstance of turtle poisoning are from the Indian Ocean and Western Pacific. Some observations on instances of turtle poisoning in lndia involving fatalities is reported here with a brief review

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Turtle; poisoning
Subjects:Marine turtle
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:1075
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