General Information

Event name: ES-04-051
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 1.0 ppb (ng/g))
Associated syndrome: CFP (Ciguatera Fish Poisoning)
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): amberjack
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: FERNANDEZ, Margarita

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: FUERTEVENTURA, CANARY ISLANDS
HAB Area code(s): ES-28
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2004-01-01
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2004-01-01, End: 2004-01-10
Additional date-related information:


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: Emerging Infectious Diseases Vol. 11, No. 12, December 2005

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
Ciguatoxins 1.0 ppb (ng/g) Cytotoxicity
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information: Caribbean ciguatoxin (CCTX-1: MH+ m/z 1141.6) was confirmed by LC/MS/MS
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: 5 family members developed neurologic and gastrointestinal symptoms developed within 30 minutes to 28 hours
Created at 11:44 on 17 Dec 2020