General Information

Event name: EC-09-001
Country: ECUADOR
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration
Event directly affected:
Planktonic life
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome:
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: TORRES, Gladys

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Gulf of Guayaquil,
HAB Area code(s): EC-02
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2009-04-10
End: 2009-04-10
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: Mortality of benthic fish of the locality


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Prorocentrum mexicanum (61600000 cells/L)
Other specie was Pseudoanabaena
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Coello D., Cajas J., Macias P., Calderón G., y J. Lindao. 2009. Calidad de agua frente a Bajo Alto (Canal de Jambelí), durante junio 2009. Informe INP.

Environmental Conditions

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Nutrient information:
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Bloom location in the water column:
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

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Created at 05:53 on 12 May 2018