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Science. 1964 Oct 9;146(3641):244-5.

OSTRACITOXIN: AN ICHTHYOTOXIC STRESS SECRETION OF THE BOXFISH, OSTRACION LENTIGINOSUS.

Abstract

Boxfish under stress produce an ichthyotoxic, hemolytic, nonprotein poison in the mucous secretions of their skin. This heat-stable, nondialyzable "ostracitoxin" foams profusely in aqueous solutions and is toxic to various biological systems. It is apparently unique among known fish poisons; it is toxic to boxfish and resembles red tide and sea cucumber toxins in general properties.

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