Factsheets for Green Seaweeds (phylum Chlorophyta)

Genus: Enteromorpha Trade name: enteromorpha Symbol: EN

AuthorityLinknom. cons. Type species: Enteromorpha intestinalis (Linnaeus) Nees
Commercial species:  compressa (COP), clathrata (CLA), grevillei (GRE), intestinalis (INS), linza (LIZ), lomentaria (LOM), nitidum (NIT), prolifera (PRL) & spp.
Common names: Awo-nori, Bo-ao-nori, Bô-awonori, Bright green nori, Dark Green Nori, Darmtang, Flacher Darmtang, Green nori, Hai-cai, Hallow-green nori, Hime-awonori, Hu tai, Hulu`ilio, Kawa-awonori, Kotsubu-awonori, Light Green Nori, Limu 'Ele'ele, Líneáil ghorm, Link confetti, Lumot, Ohashi nori, Rupgan, Ruprupu, Stone hair, Stone Hair, Suji-aonori, Suji-awnori, Tahalib, Tai tyau
Classification: Eukaryota, Phylum Chlorophyta, Order Ulvales, Family Ulvaceae.
AlgaeBase names and species:  169 names - 42 current as of 12-2001.
Comprehensive lists of common names , generic & specific names can be found at AlgaeBase. >>Click here<<  for SuriaLink's policy on names.
SuriaLink SeaPlant Utility Rating
May develop develop as an aquaculture crop used for food & bioactive properties.
Sometimes occurs as a "weed" in cultures of red seaweeds such as Kappaphycus and Eucheuma.
Fronds usually flat, narrow and bright green in colour. You usually see the fronds waving gently with water movement
Attaches to firm substrate in clear, shallow waters. Also occurs as a "weed" on cultured red seaweeds such as Kappaphycus, Eucheuma, Gracilaria, Gelidiella and others.

Enteromorpha production
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Tons per annum
wild harvest
Tons per annum
Bangladesh n/a n/a
Burma n/a n/a
France n/a n/a
Indonesia n/a n/a
Japan n/a 1,400
North Korea n/a 538
South Korea n/a 500
Portugal n/a n/a
Philippines n/a n/a
USA n/a n/a


n/a 2,438
Approximate annual production figures from recent years are as above.
Biology & Agronomy
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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
Enteromorpha EN CLA clathrata FH SV, WB
Enteromorpha EN COP compressa FH, MD SV, WB
Enteromorpha EN GRE grevillei FH SV, WB
Enteromorpha EN INS intestinalis FH, MD SV, WB
Enteromorpha EN LIZ linza FH SV, WB
Enteromorpha EN PRL prolifera FH, MD SV, WB
Enteromorpha EN SPP spp. FH, MD SV, WB

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Enteromorpha is most strongly associated with the  Seavegetables and  Wellbeing communities.
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