Factsheets for Green Seaweeds (phylum Chlorophyta)

Genus: Capsosiphon Trade names: capsosiphon Symbol: CP

AuthorityGobi Type species: Capsosiphon fulvescens (C. Agardh) Setchell &  N.L. Gardner
Commercial species: fulvescens (FUL)
Common names: Capsosiphon
Classification: Eukaryota, Phylum Chlorophyta, Order Ulvales, Family Capsosiphonaceae.
AlgaeBase names and species:  5 names - 3 current as of 12-2001.
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Said to have minor use as food in Korea - aquaculture potential.
Member of the Order Ulvales.
Known from Korea and several other countries.

Capsosiphon production
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Tons per annum
wild harvest
Tons per annum
North Korea n/a 0
South Korea 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
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Genus GenID SpID Species Uses Communities
Capsosiphon CP FUL fulvescens FH SV

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