General Information

Event name: MX-96-001
Country: MEXICO
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration
Event directly affected:
Planktonic life , 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: Rosalba Alonso Rodriguez

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 20.011667, Longitude:
General location information: Boca Paila, Quintana Roo
HAB Area code(s): CM
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Gambierdiscus toxicus Adachi et Fukuyo 1979 ( cells/L)
Gambierdiscus yasumotoi Holmes 1998 ( cells/L)
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Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: First record of Gambierdiscus yasumotoi Holmes, 1998 at Mexican Caribean Coasts.
Event-related bibliography: Hernández-Becerril, D. U., Almazán-Becerril, A. 2004. Especies de dinoflagelados del género Gambierdiscus (Dinophyceae) del Mar Caribe Mexicano. Rev. Biol. Trop. 52(Suppl. 1): 77-87.

Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

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Created at 08:58 on 8 Feb 2018
Updated at 09:04 on 8 Feb 2018