Tetrodotoxin (TTX) extraction methods applied for the Silver Cheeked Toadfish (Lagocephalus sceleratus (Gmelin, 1789))

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Hasan Deniz Akbora
Deniz Ayas


Silver cheeked toadfish is one of the most popular invasive species that originated from the Red Sea. They can inflate themselves inside or outside the sea with water, making them hard to swallow by predators. This fish also has a neurotoxin named Tetrodotoxin in various body tissues and makes them non-edible for human consumption. There are many death reports in the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea because of the consumption of this fish by humans. In this review, we have summarized the techniques used to detect the amount of Tetrodotoxin in the Silver Cheeked Toadfish. The main aim of this study is to give researchers a fast source of TTX extraction procedures.

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Akbora, H. D., & Ayas, D. (2022). Tetrodotoxin (TTX) extraction methods applied for the Silver Cheeked Toadfish (Lagocephalus sceleratus (Gmelin, 1789)). Advanced Underwater Sciences, 2(1), 18–22. Retrieved from https://publish.mersin.edu.tr/index.php/aus/article/view/42


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