General Information

Event name: PE-16-003
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: -5.581667, Longitude: -80.952778
General location information: Puerto Rico, Sechura bay, FANSA
HAB Area code(s): PE-05
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2016-03-19, End: 2016-03-28
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Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Dinophysis caudata Saville-Kent 1881 (80 cells/L)
Dinophysis spp. (80 cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

Weather: sunny Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Yes Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 24.3 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 24.3 °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 LC-MS
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information: Lipofilic toxins present; analytical methods
Economic losses:
Management decision: clossure bivalve extraction
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 06:19 on 7 May 2018
Updated at 07:51 on 29 Aug 2019