General Information

Event name: PE-06-001
Country: PERU
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , High Phyto concentration
Event directly affected:
Planktonic life
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: Information not available)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Monitoring for Production Areas)
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: MENDEZ, Silvia

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: -12.049167, Longitude: -77.144167
General location information: Callao Bay, Callao
HAB Area code(s):
Additional location information: Muelle Darsena
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2006-03-01
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium minutum Halim 1960 (16000000 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Leptocylindrus danicus Cleve 1889 ( cells/L)
Skeletonema costatum ( cells/L)
Pseudo-nitzschia pungens ( cells/L)
Thalassionema nitzschioïdes ( cells/L)
Gymnodinium sp. ( cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Baylón et al.Primer reporte del dinoflagelado potencialmente tóxico Alexandrium minutum Halim 1960 en el litoral peruano. Rev. peru. biol. 22(1): 113- 118 (April 2015)

Environmental Conditions

Weather: sunny Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Yes Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 21.2 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: 32.63 Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 21.2 °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
In situ
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: no human intoxications nor mortalities were registered during the event
Created at 09:55 on 7 Mar 2018
Updated at 04:56 on 2 Aug 2019