Occurrence of starry blowfish, Arothron stellatus from Kasimedu Fish Landing Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Sethi, S N and Rajapackiam, S and Rudramurthy, N (2011) Occurrence of starry blowfish, Arothron stellatus from Kasimedu Fish Landing Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Marine Fisheries Information Service (208). pp. 24-25.

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The blowfish, locally called as “Pethai” are generally believed to be poisonous. Certain internal organs and sometimes their skin are highly toxic to most animals when eaten, nevertheless the meat of some species is considered a delicacy in Japan (as fugu) and Korea (as bok), when prepared by chefs who know what is safe to eat and in what quantity. Puffer fish is eaten safely worldwide simply by killing and gutting the fish while it is fresh

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:starry blowfish; Arothron stellatus; Kasimedu Fish Landing Centre; Chennai; Tamil Nadu
Subjects:Demersal Fishes
Divisions:CMFRI-Madras (Chennai)
ID Code:8895
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:17 Mar 2012 16:19
Last Modified:17 Mar 2012 16:19

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