General Information

Event name: AU-08-001
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 0.14ppb P-CTX-1 in human liver)
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: Yes
Individuals to contact: Hallegraeff Gustaaf

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Brisbane,
HAB Area code(s): AU-20
Additional location information: reef fish purchased in Brisbane
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Gambierdiscus spp. ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Hamilton et al. 2010. Toxicon 56, 668-673

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
barracuda Ciguatoxins P-CTX1 0.14 ppb LC-MS
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: CREM-LC/MS-MS
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: 1 male 87yr, 88kg, 164 died; his wife and son survived
Created at 06:44 on 10 Sep 2018
Updated at 06:46 on 10 Sep 2018