Tetrodotoxin: Occurrence in atelopid frogs of Costa Rica

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Science  11 Jul 1975:
Vol. 189, Issue 4197, pp. 151-152
DOI: 10.1126/science.1138374


The potent neurotoxin tetrodotoxin, which has previously been found in puffer fish of the order Tetraordontiformes, a goby (Gobius criniger), and the California newt (Taricha torosa), has now been identified in the skins of frogs of the genus Atelopus from Costa Rica.

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