General Information

Event name: ES-06-008
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 12260 micro g eq STX2HCl / kg)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Andalusian autonomous monitoring programme in harvesting areas)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (Almost annual frecuency)
Individuals to contact: MAMÁN, Luz , OCAÑA, Asunción , JAEN, David

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Alboran sea, Andalusia mediterranean
HAB Area code(s): ES-12
Additional location information: ES-12, ES13, ES14 and ES15
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2006-10-02
Start: 2006-08-23, End: 2018-07-17
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2006-08-23, End: 2006-12-31
Additional date-related information: The event ends in mid-January 2007


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Gymnodinium catenatum Graham 1943 (15520 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: 7,5 µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 17 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: 36,5 Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 22 °C, Min: 16 °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: 37, Min: 36,5
Bloom location in the water column: Whole column
Growth Comments relaxation after upwelling
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus galloprovincialis Saxitoxins 12260 Bioassay-Mouse
Venus gallina Saxitoxins 12250 Bioassay-Mouse
Callista chione Saxitoxins 2720 Bioassay-Mouse
Acanthocardia tuberculata Saxitoxins 8430 Bioassay-Mouse
Pecten maximus Saxitoxins 5990 Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses: Not valued but important for the duration of the episode
Management decision: Clousure harvesting areas
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 03:46 on 17 Jul 2018