Edited By: Anders Edstrom
210 pages, Col plates, b/w illus
Provides a short review of venoms, with chapters on all venomous groups, from sponges to mammals.
Animal Venoms Have an Important Biological Function; The Study of Animal Venoms (Toxicology) is an Important Science; Experimental Pitfalls; LD50 is a Common Measure of the "Killing Power" of a Venom; Sponges; Corals and Sea Anemones; Hydroids; Polychaetes; Gastropods; Octopods; Echinoderms; Insects; Insect Use of Plant Poisons; Spiders and Scorpions; Fishes; Phanaerotoxic Fishes; Cryptotoxic Fishes; Animals Containing Saxitoxin; Amphibians; Reptiles; Mammals; Our Fear of Venomous Animals.
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