General Information

Event name: PTY-17-001
Country: PANAMA
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , High Phyto concentration , Mass mortalities
Event directly affected:
Natural Fish
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome:
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: CARLOS SEIXAS

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 8.350000, Longitude: 80.216667
General location information: Juán Hombrón, Province of Coclé
HAB Area code(s): PTY-3
Additional location information: Patch was moving south western ant the south Eastern until Achiotines, Pedasí, counterclockwise
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2017-05-05
Start: 2017-05-02, End: 2017-11-30
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: No quarantine


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Gymnodinium chlorophorum Elbrachter et Schnepf 1996 ( cells/L)
No counts
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: No µg/l
Additional bloom information: Patch of dark Brown-Green coloration
Event-related bibliography: Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía Vol. 49, Nº3: 577-587, diciembre 2014.Unarmored dinoflagellates present during a bloom of Ceratoperidinium falcatum in Bahía de La Paz, Gulf of California.Ismael Gárate-Lizárraga1

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Calm Turbidity (NTU): No Wind direction: SE
Stratified water: No Oxygen content (nL/L): No Wind velocity: No
Temperature (°C): No Oxygen saturation %: No Current Direction: SE
Sechhi disk (m): No Salinity: 35 ups Current Velocity: No
Nutrient information: AMONIUM: 0.05 mg/l
NITRATE: 0.8 mg/l
NITRITE: 0.001 mg/l
PHOSPHATE: 1.76 mg/l
SILICATE: 14.2 mg/l
Temperature Range During Event: Max: No °C, Min: No °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: No, Min: No
Bloom location in the water column:
In situ
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Kit used: Type of kit used: No
Additional information: No
Economic losses: No
Management decision: None
Additional harmful effect information: None
Created at 04:06 on 12 Nov 2018