Volume 8, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


This is a practical manual, every page of which is useful. The technical information it contains is written in simple prose that conveys the meaning clearly to lay and professional reader alike. It is interesting from the preface to the selected bibliography of 23 references.

The four sections comprise: (1) A general chapter on the history of present knowledge of dangerous marine life. (2) A discussion of the Marine Animals That Bite, including the four families of shark most perilous to man, the giant devil ray, barracuda, moray eels, and others. (3) The four major categories of Marine Animals That Sting are described, including the invertebrates: hydroids (as Portuguese Man-O′-War), true jellyfishes (as the sea wasp), univalve shellfish and octopuses, stinging and bristle worms, and sea urchins. The poisonous vertebrates, among which are numbered a large variety of fishes and also the sea snakes, are described here. The geographical distribution and habits of the animals are delineated.


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