Agent Name

Ciguatoxin

Alternative Name

CTX 1

CAS Number

11050-21-8

Formula

C60-H86-O19

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Ciguatoxin 1; Ciguatoxin CTX 1; P-CTX 1; Pacific ciguatoxin 1; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Seafood Toxins

Description

White solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

A toxin found in a variety of fish produced by the dinoflagellate Gambierdiscus spp; [Merck Index]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Ciguatera fish poisoning"; [HSDB] Oral LD50 (mouse) = 530 mg/kg; [RTECS] Causes a foodborne intoxication; See the disease "Ciguatera fish poisoning."

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