[Coral-List] Mutton snapper eating lionfish in Roatan
data at agrra.org
Mon Jan 24 13:34:31 EST 2011
Maybe members of this list can help.
Several years ago I found a website that had the results of an analysis
of the toxin present in lionfish. As I recall it was a mixture of
acetylcholine and several neuromuscular toxins. I remember reading that
while trying to analyze the make-up of the venom that very fresh samples
needed to be used (from life fish) as stored specimens seemed to break
down quite rapidly. I wonder if anybody can locate any articles on the
analysis of lionfish toxins and give an idea of how quickly they
degenerate to compounds that are no longer dangerous to divers and
potential predators alike.
Thanks in advance.
AGRRA Data Manager
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