General Information

Event name: ES-18-009
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: up to 236 μg de equivalentes de AO/k)
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Andalusian monitoring South Spain)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (Recurrent)
Individuals to contact: MAMÁN, Luz , FERNÁNDEZ, Lourdes

Location & Date

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General location information: Gulf of Cadiz South Atlantic, Andalusia
HAB Area code(s): ES-09
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2018-04-24
Start: 2018-04-17, End: 2018-05-19
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2018-05-21, End: 2018-05-31
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Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis acuminata (1720 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Donax trunculus Okadaic Acid OA 236 µg eq OA/kg LC-MS
Mytilus galloprovincialis Okadaic Acid OA 454 µg eq LC-MS
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Created at 03:45 on 4 Apr 2019
Updated at 11:41 on 6 Apr 2019