General Information

Event name: PE-16-002
Country: PERU
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: Information not available)
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Official Schedule of Weekly Monitoring for Production Areas)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (2015)
Individuals to contact: MENDEZ, Silvia , Sonia Sanchez

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: -9.215556, Longitude: -78.519167
General location information: El Dorado ,Samanco bay, FANSA
HAB Area code(s): PE-09
Additional location information: near the coast
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2016-04-29, End: 2016-05-10
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Protoperidinium crassipes (360 cells/L)
Dinophysis caudata (40 cells/L)
Karlodinium spp. (440 cells/L)
Dinophysis acuminata Claparède et Lachmann 1859 (240 cells/L)
Prorocentrum minimum (4040 cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Reporte Tecnico MFT n° 24; 28 -2016 IMARPE Comunicado #36-2015

Environmental Conditions

Weather: sunny Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Yes Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 21.7 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 21.7 °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
Argopecten purpuratus Okadaic Acid Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: closure bivave extraction
Additional harmful effect information: Comuncado #35-2015-SANIPES/SDSA: Reportes Tecnicos #35,35 MFPT - IMARPE 2015
Created at 05:53 on 7 May 2018
Updated at 07:50 on 29 Aug 2019