Factsheets for Green Seaweeds (phylum Chlorophyta)

Green Seaweeds Summary

An Index of Commercially Useful Green Seaweeds (phylum Chlorophyta)
Annual commercial harvest over 6,000 dry metric tons

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Genus Species Trade name Tons/yr
1.Acetabularia major acetabularia n/a
2.Capsosiphon fulvescens capspisiphon n/a
3.Caulerpa peltata, racemosa, sertularoides taxifolia, & spp. sea grape 810
4.Codium bartletti, edule, fragile, muelleri, taylori, tenue, tomentosum, sinuosa & spp. codium 100
5.Dictyosphaeria cavernosa dictyosphaeria n/a
6.Enteromorpha compressa, clathrata, grevillei, intestinalis, linza, nitidum, lomentaria & spp. enteromorpha 2,400
7.Monostroma nitidum monostroma 1,250
8.Ulva lactuca, pertusa, reticulata & spp. sea lettuce 1,500
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