General Information

Event name: ES-18-012
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: up to > 4500 g de eq STX/kg)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Andalusian)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: MAMN, Luz

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Alboran sea, Andalusian
HAB Area code(s): ES-12
Additional location information: From ES-12 to ES-15
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2018-07-31
Start: 2018-07-16, End: 2018-09-13
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2018-07-10, End: 2018-09-13
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Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Gymnodinium catenatum Graham 1943 (6520 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Venus verrucosa Saxitoxins 1495 g eq STX/kg Bioassay-Mouse
Chamelea gallina Saxitoxins 2890 g e Bioassay-Mouse
Donax trunculus Saxitoxins 2166 g e Bioassay-Mouse
Pecten maximus Saxitoxins >4500 g e Bioassay-Mouse
Mytilus galloprovincialis Saxitoxins >4500 g e Bioassay-Mouse
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Created at 11:09 on 6 Apr 2019