General Information

Event name: MX-13-001
Country: MEXICO
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Natural Fish , Aquaculture Fish
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 10 UR)
Associated syndrome: CFP (Ciguatera Fish Poisoning)
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: BARON CAMPIS Sofia Alida

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 21.313056, Longitude: -88.234167
General location information: Progreso, Dzilam de Bravo and San Felipe, Yucatan
HAB Area code(s): PY
Additional location information: San Felipe
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2013-05-01, End: 2013-10-31
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Gambierdiscus sp. (404 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Karenia brevis (874 cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Barón-Campis, S. A., Okolodkov, Y., Ríos-Lara, G.V., Vázquez-Gómez, N., Rubio-Sánchez, V., Arce-Rocha, G., González-López, W. A., Núñez-Vázquez, E. J.2013 Conference Paper XXI Congreso Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología del Mar , Cozumel, Quintana Roo

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 24.9-30.2 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: 34-36.6 Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 30.2 °C, Min: 24.9 °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: 36.6, Min: 34
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
Lutjanus synagris Ciguatoxins 0.5 UR Bioassay-Mouse
Ocyurus chrysurus Ciguatoxins 10 UR Bioassay-Mouse
Haemulon plumieri Ciguatoxins 10 UR Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: death time with Ocyurus chrysurus 4 min. 21 seg. and with Lutjanus synagris 3 min. 24 seg
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 05:21 on 28 Oct 2015
Updated at 05:01 on 29 Oct 2015