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Biology and Ecology of Venomous Marine Scorpionfishes - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128154755, 9780128158340

Biology and Ecology of Venomous Marine Scorpionfishes

1st Edition

Author: Ramasamy Santhanam
Paperback ISBN: 9780128154755
eBook ISBN: 9780128158340
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 25th September 2018
Page Count: 312
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Biology and Ecology of Venomous Marine Scorpionfishes examines the diversity, utilization, and ways to safeguard against the world’s most dangerous fish species. It covers the biological and ecological factors that differentiate each species in the Scorpaeninae (Scorpionfish) family and its Pteroinae (Lionfish) subfamily. This book offers important anatomical and identification information on marine scorpionfishes and delves into the diversity, habits and behaviors of each venomous species. In addition, it discusses the health risks that can plague these fish in and out of the wild, including parasites.

This book is an essential resource to educate marine biology researchers and students on the various species of scorpionfish that also provides sea-goers with a guide that will help protect them against venomous stings from these fish.

Key Features

  • Details the importance of researching and safeguarding against scorpionfishes
  • Covers venomous scorpionfish species within 25 genera, including various lionfish, rockfish and the blackfoot firefish
  • Details the anatomy of scorpionfishes to prevent human contact with their numerous barbs


Researchers and students in marine biology, as well as a variety of other disciplines including zoology, life sciences, and environmental sciences

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    2. Anatomy and Identifying Features of Marine Scorpionfish
    3. Biology and Ecology of Marine Scorpionfish (Scorpaenidae)
    4. Aquarium Keeping of Marine Scorpionfish
    5. Parasites of Marine Scorpionfish
    6. Marine Scorpionfish Envenomation - Symptoms and Treatment


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About the Author

Ramasamy Santhanam

Dr. Ramasamy Santhanam is a professor and department head at the Fisheries College and Research Institute at Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University. His research specialties include marine biology and fisheries ecology. Dr. Santhanam has published more than 20 books and numerous journal articles on the biology and ecology of marine life, fisheries, and aquaculture. He is a member of such organizations as the American Fisheries Society, World Aquaculture Society.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Department Head, Fisheries College and Research Institute, Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Thoothukudi, India

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