General Information

Event name: MX-13-007
Country: MEXICO
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Natural Fish
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: CFP (Ciguatera Fish Poisoning)
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): L. synagris, O. chrysurus
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: Rosalba Alonso Rodriguez

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 21.566667, Longitude: -88.216667
General location information: San Felipe, Yucatán
HAB Area code(s): PY
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2013-06-29
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Causative organism known: No
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Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Event-related bibliography: Ley-Martínez, T. C., Núñez-Vázquez, E. J., Almazán-Becerril, A., Baron-Campis, S., Ramírez-Camarena, C., Caballero-Vázquez, J. A., Balar, E. F. 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, Quinta Roo: Recursos y Medio Ambiente. Octubre 2014. DOI: 10.13140/2.1.3105.8884

Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
O. chrysurus Ciguatoxins C-CTX1 eq 50 ng Bioassay-Mouse
L. synagris Ciguatoxins C-CTX1 eq 25 ng Bioassay-Mouse
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Created at 09:32 on 6 Feb 2018
Updated at 09:35 on 6 Feb 2018