Maitotoxin definitions

A highly potent toxin produced by Gambierdiscus toxicus, a dinoflagellate species.
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Origin of maitotoxin

Named from the ciguateric fish Ctenochaetus striatus, called maito in Tahiti, from which maitotoxin was first isolated (though it was later shown that maitotoxin is actually produced by Gambierdiscus toxicus).