Factsheets for Brown Seaweeds (phylum Phaeophyta)c

Genus: Hydroclathrus Trade name: hydroclathrus Symbol: HY
AuthorityBory de Saint-Vincent Type species: Hydroclathrus clathratus (Bory de Saint-Vincent ex C. Agardh) M.A. Howe
Commercial species:  clathratus (CLT)
Common names: Hydroclathrus, kagomenori, Netweed
Classification: Eukaryota, Phylum Heterokontophyta, Order Ectocarpales, Family Chordariaceae. 
AlgaeBase names and species:  5 names - 2 current as of 12-2001.
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SuriaLink SeaPlant Utility Rating
Minor use as sea vegetable and animal feed.
Sac-like thallus with perforations throughout. Resembles a brown, soft Swiss cheese. Few to several cm in length.
Attaches to rocks, coral or shells in fairly sheltered location.

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Hydroclathrus production
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Tons per annum
wild harvest
Tons per annum
Bangladesh n/a 0
Philippines n/a 0


n/a 0
Production figures are being sought.
Biology & Agronomy
In preparation.
In preparation.
We have several monographs in progress covering analytical procedures post-harvest treatment and process technology. Check the processing index for available web pages and monographs. 
Products, Uses & Applications
List of species' uses and community affiliations
Genus GenID SpID Species Uses Communities
Hydroclathrus HY CLT clathratus FA, FH BP, SV

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Hydroclathrus is most strongly associated with the Biopolymers and  Seavegetables communities.
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