Aquatics at a Glance
Aquatic animals such as fish, frogs, squid, sea urchins, and horseshoe crabs have all helped researchers further the understanding of body processes and the effects of drugs, diseases and toxins.
These animals are involved in a wide variety of research areas, including biochemistry, neuroscience, oncology, cell biology, toxicology, genetics, anatomy, evolution, and environmental science.
Zebrafish and African clawed frogs (Xenopus spp.) are the most common aquatic species involved in today’s biomedical research.