General Information

Event name: ES-21-013
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 4603 µg eq STX.2HCL/Kg)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Andalusian Government)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (Annually)
Individuals to contact: MAMAN, Luz

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: , Alboran sea (South-east Spain, Spain)
HAB Area code(s): ES-12
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2021-08-28, End: 2021-10-05
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Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Gymnodinium catenatum (5000 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus galloprovincialis Saxitoxins 4603µgeqSTX.2HLC/Kg Bioassay-Mouse
Acanthocardia tuberculata Saxitoxins 3727 µg eq Bioassay-Mouse
Chamelea gallina Saxitoxins 2881 µg eq Bioassay-Mouse
Donax trunculus Saxitoxins 712 µg eq Bioassay-Mouse
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Created at 08:17 on 28 Mar 2022