Distribution of tetrodotoxin in the body of the blue-ringed octopus (Hapalochlaena maculosa)

Mari Yotsu-Yamashita, Dietrich Mebs, Wolfgang Flachsenberger

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Tetrodotoxin (TTX) was quantitatively assayed in six specimens of semi- adult blue-ringed octopus, Hapalochlaena maculosa, by a post-column fluorescent-HPLC system. TTX was found to be present in all body parts, e.g. in high concentrations in the arms followed by the abdomen and cephalothorax. The toxin is not associated exclusively with the posterior salivary gland.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)410-412
Number of pages3
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar 1


  • Blue-ringed octopus
  • Hapalochlaena maculosa
  • Posterior salivary gland
  • Tetrodotoxin


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