General Information

Event name: ES-17-005
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 47 - 445 ěg de equivalentes AO/kg)
Associated syndrome: DSP
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 (annual recurrence)
Individuals to contact: MAMÁN, Luz , FERNÁNDEZ, Lourdes , JAEN, David

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Gulf of Cadiz, Andalusia Atlantic
HAB Area code(s): ES-09
Additional location information: ES-09&ES-10
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2017-04-15
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2017-04-24, End: 2017-07-13
Additional date-related information: Positives isolates during spring and summer


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis acuminata (4680 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: 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): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Donax trunculus Okadaic Acid 445 ěg eq AO/kg LC-MS
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: Clousure
Additional harmful effect information: Only detected in Donax trunculus, specie sensitive for this toxines.
Created at 01:52 on 19 Jul 2018
Updated at 11:02 on 20 Jul 2018