Factsheets for Red Seaweeds (phylum Rhodophyta)

Genus: Ahnfeltia Trade name: ahnfeltia Symbol: AH
Authority: Fries Type species: Ahnfeltia plicata (Hudson) Fries
Commercial species: plicata (PLI), tobucheiensis (TOB)
Common names: Bushy Ahnfelt's seaweed, Fil de fur, Funoran, Harigane, Itani, Itanigusa, Kanten, Limu aki-aki, Limu koeleele, Sakhalin agar
Classification: Eukaryota, Phylum Rhodophyta, Class Rhodophyceae, Subclass Florideophycidae, Order Ahnfeltiales, Family Ahnfeltiaceae.
AlgaeBase names and species:  15 names - 5 current as of 12-2001.
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SuriaLink SeaPlant Utility Rating
Use as food and as a biopolymer source.
In preparation.
In preparation.

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Ahnfeltia Production
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Tons per annum
wild harvest
Tons per annum
China n/a n/a
Russia 5,000 n/a
Total  5,000 5,000 n/a
Approximate annual production figures from recent years are as above.
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
Ahnfeltia AH PLI plicata FA, FF, FI AI, BP
Ahnfeltia AH TOB tobucheiensis FI BP

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Ahnfeltia is most strongly associated with the Agri-Industry and  Biopolymer   communities.
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