General Information

Event name: MX-07-002
Country: MEXICO
Nature of the harmful event:
Event directly affected:
Planktonic life , Natural Fish
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome:
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: Rosalba Alonso Rodriguez

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 24.500000, Longitude: -110.516389
General location information: Bahia de la Paz, Baja California Sur
HAB Area code(s): GC
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Prorocentrum gracile (0.28 x 10^3 cells/L)
Prorocentrum emarginatum (0.04 x 10^3 cells/L)
Prorocentrum lima (0.04 x 10^3 cells/L)
Prorocentrum micans (6.16 x 10^3 cells/L)
Prorocentrum minimum (1.2 x 10^3 cells/L)
Prorocentrum rhathymum Loeblich et al. 1979 (4.84 x 10^3 cells/L)
Prorocentrum rostratum Stein 1883 (0.12 x 10^3 cells/L)
Prorocentrum sp. (0.76 x 10^3 cells/L)
Prorocentrum triestinum (0.32 x 10^3 cells/L)
Prorocentrum sp. (1.08 x 10^3 cells/L)
Prorocentrum sp. (0.08 x 10^3 cells/L)
Prorocentrum compressum (0.24 x 10^3 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: Review of Prorocentrum spp. at Bahia de la Paz, México between june 2006 to may 2007.
Event-related bibliography: Muciño-Marquez, R. E., Gárate-Lizárraga, I., López-Cortés, D. J. 2015. Seasonal Variation of the Genus Prorocentrum (DINOPHYCEAE) in Two Tuna Farms in Bahía de la Paz, México. Acta Biológica Colombiana. 20(1): 195-206.

Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

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Created at 12:34 on 6 Feb 2018
Updated at 08:08 on 6 Dec 2021