ichthyotoxin

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ichthyo- +‎ toxin

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ichthyotoxin (plural ichthyotoxins)

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  1. Any chemical compound that is toxic to fish.
    • 2009, Craig S. Tucker & John A. Hargreaves, Environmental Best Management Practices for Aquaculture, →ISBN, page 277:
      This dinoflagellate, apparently widely distributed in temperate coastal waters, produces ichthyotoxins that have killed net-pen farmed salmonids in Norway, Scotland, and Ireland (Smayda 2006).
    • 2012, Dean Martin, Marine Pharmacognosy: Action of Marine Biotoxins at the cellular level, →ISBN:
      While such a pretreatment increased the sensitivity ten to forty times, the damage to the gills induced by brief exposure to ichthyotoxin was reversible.
    • 2013, Solomon Kadis, Alex Ciegler, & Samuel J. Ajl, Algal and Fungal Toxins: A Comprehensive Treatise, →ISBN, page 83:
      The rate of the ichthyotoxic effect on immersed minnows within the temperature range of 10–30°C increases directly with the temperature (from 3 hours to 30 minutes), but the final titer of the ichthyotoxin is identical at both high and low temperatures.
  2. Any toxin produced by fish.
    • 1981, Raymond Ferrando, Traditional and Non-traditional Foods, →ISBN, page 7:
      More recently, Ehrhardt (1971) drew attention to ichthyotoxins as a whole. Among fish alone there are more than 500 species that are dangerous to man.
    • 2012, Gerard Meurant, Ecology of Tropical Oceans, →ISBN, page 250:
      Ichthyotoxins are sufficiently widely present in the reef fish of tropical oceans, and with a sufficiently unpredictable occurrence, as to render the large-scale commercialization of snappers, groupers, jack, and other large, marketable fish a chancy business; in some iland groups, such as (it is claimed) Johnston and Phenix, very high percentages of species are toxic.
    • 2013, P. Michael Conn, Neurotoxins, →ISBN, page 149:
      Ciguatoxin (CTX) is the principal ichthyotoxin involved in a complex human food poisoning known as ciguatera, characterized mainly by neurological, gastrointestinal, and, in the most severe cases, cardiovascular disorders (6—10).

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