the poison in clupeotoxic fishes. It is a neurotoxin, palytoxin, found in marine algae and presumably ingested by the fish

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Representative animals poisonous when eaten — ▪ Table Representative animals poisonous when eaten name and distribution toxic principle toxic effects and comments Protozoans one celled animals dinoflagellate (Gymnodinium breve); Gulf of Mexico, Florida unknown irritation of mucous membranes… …   Universalium

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