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Table 3 Fish used for medicinal purposes by fishermen Beach Tamandaré (PE) and Batoque (CE)

From: Use of ichthyofauna by artisanal fishermen at two protected areas along the coast of Northeast Brazil

Family/Species Local name Number of citations Part used Mode of preparation Illness
Balistidae      
Balistes vetula (Linnaeus, 1758)
Monacanthidae      
Monacanthus ciliatus (Mitchill, 1818) Cangulo 02 Head Ingestion Asthma
Cantherhines macrocerus (Hollard, 1853)    Leather   Sexual impotence
Carcharhinidae      
Carcharhinus sp. (Blainville, 1816)
Carcharhinus falciformis (Müller&Henle, 1839)
C. leucas (Müller&Henle, 1839)
C. obscurus (LeSueur, 1818)
C. limbatus (Müller&Henle, 1839)
Galeocerdo cuvier (Péron&Lesueur, 1822)
Rhizoprionodon spp. (Whitley, 1929)
R. porosus (Richardson, 1836)
R. lalandii (Valenciennes, 1839)
Negaprion brevirostris (Poey, 1868)
Ginglymostomatidae
Ginglymostoma cirratum (Bonnaterre, 1788) Cação 01 Vertebrae Tea Osteoporosis
Lamnidae      
Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758)
Isurus oxyrinchus (Rafinesque, 1810)
Rhinobatidae
Rhinobatos percellens (Walbaum, 1792)
Sphyrnidae
Sphyrna lewini (Griffith & Smith, 1834)
S.mokarran (Rüppell, 1837)
S. zygaena (Linnaeus, 1758)
Squalidae
Squalus cubensis (Howell Rivero, 1936)
Megalopidae      
Megalops atlanticus (Valenciennes, 1847) Camurupim 06 Scales Tea Asthma
Clupeidae      
Opisthonema oglinum (Lesueur, 1818) Sardinha 01 Whole body Ingestion Osteoporosis
Harengula jaguana (Poey, 1865)      
Diodontidae      
Chilomycterus antillarum (Jordan &Rutter, 1897) Baiacu-espinho 08 Liver External use Wound,
C.spinosus spinosus (Linnaeus, 1758)    Lard   Lump
Echeneidae      
Echeneis naucrates (Linnaeus, 1758) Piolho 01 Suction cup (hat) Tea Asthma
Remora remora (Linnaeus, 1758)      
Myliobatidae      
Aetobatus narinari (Euphrasen, 1790) Arraia-pintada 06 Tongue Tea Asthma
Narcinidae      
Narcine bancrofti (Griffith & Smith, 1834) Puraquê 01 Lard External use Pain,
N. brasiliensis (Olfers, 1831)      sore
Syngnathidae      
Hippocampus reidi (Ginsburg, 1933) Cavalo-marinho 0,12 Whole body Tea Asthma