Reported Occurrences of Ciguatera Poisoning

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Country Distribution Frequency Remarks Reference
Puerto Rico localized frequent reported from Fajardo, Humacao, Mayaguez, Ponce, Metro; toxic episodes occurred all months of the study period but peaked in April . Escalona de Motta, G., J.F. Feliu and A. Izquierdo,1986
Hawaii (USA) not stated not stated   Lewis, N.D.,1986
Samoa not stated not stated reported from Tutuila, Upolu, Savai'I Lewis, N.D.,1986
US Virgin Islands nation-wide not stated   Halstead, B.W.,1970
Saint Kitts and Nevis not stated not stated reported from northern and western sides of St. Kitts in shallow waters (50-60 ft); occurs predominantly in May to August and November to December Halstead, B.W.,1970
New Caledonia not stated not stated   Lewis, N.D.,1986
Virgin Islands (UK) regional frequent   Olsen, D.A., D.W. Nellis and R.S. Wood,1984
Anguilla not stated not stated   Halstead, B.W.,1970
Antigua and Barbuda not stated not stated   Halstead, B.W.,1970
Tonga not stated not stated   Lewis, N.D.,1986
Fiji not stated not stated   Lewis, N.D.,1986
French Polynesia not stated not stated reported from Tahiti, Moorea, Raiatea Lewis, N.D.,1986
Puerto Rico localized occasional reported from southwestern coast Tosteson, T.R., D.L. Ballantine and H.D. Durst,1988
Marquesas Islands not stated not stated reported from Hiva Oa, Fatu Hiva, Ua Pou, Ua Huka Lewis, N.D.,1986
Tuamoto Islands not stated not stated reported from Takaroa, Manini, Rangiroa Lewis, N.D.,1986
Virgin Islands (UK) regional frequent reported from Tortola Halstead, B.W.,1970
Vanuatu not stated not stated   Lewis, N.D.,1986
Virgin Islands (UK) regional frequent   Dammann, A.E.,1969
Virgin Islands (UK) regional frequent fish occurring at depths from 0-60 fathoms Brody, R.W.,1972
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