General Information

Event name: MX-13-002
Country: MEXICO
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Natural Fish
Toxicity detected: No
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: Nuñez Vazquez Erick

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: , Peninsula de Yucatán and Mexican Caribbean
HAB Area code(s): CM
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2013-06-29, End: 2013-11-14
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: Fish sampling dates


Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus:
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Ley-Martínez, Tai-Coh; Erick J., Núñez-Vázquez; Antonio, Almazán-Becerril; Sofía Baron-Campis; Casimiro Ramírez-Camarena; J. Adán, Caballero-Vázquez, Eduardo F., Balart. 2014.BIOPROSPECCIÓN DE TOXINAS TIPO CIGUATOXINAS EN PECES CARNÍVOROS DEL CARIBE MEXICANO Y AGUAS ADYACENTES. XXI Congreso Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología del Mar, Cozumel, Q. Roo, 8 al 11 de octubre de 2014

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
Sphyraena barracuda Ciguatoxins >5 MU Bioassay-Mouse
Pterois volitans Ciguatoxins >5 MU Bioassay-Mouse
Haemulon plumieri Ciguatoxins >10 MU Bioassay-Mouse
Lutjanus synagris Ciguatoxins >5 MU Bioassay-Mouse
Ocyurus chrysurus Ciguatoxins >10 MU Bioassay-Mouse
Epinephelus morio Ciguatoxins >5 MU Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information: 17% of bioassay in mouses were lethal
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 06:21 on 25 Nov 2015