Factsheets for Red Seaweeds (phylum Rhodophyta)

Genus: Asparagopsis Trade name: asparagopsis Symbol: AP
Authority: Montagne Type species: Asparagopsis delilei Montagne, nom. illeg.
Commercial species: taxiformis (TAI)
Common names: Feamainn mhuirgha, Harpoon weed, Kagikenori, Kohu, Koko, Limu kohu, Limu lipaakai, Red limu, Supreme Limu
Classification: Eukaryota, Phylum Rhodophyta, Class Rhodophyceae, Subclass Florideophycidae, Order Bonnemaisoniales, Family Bonnemaisoniaceae.
AlgaeBase names and species:  6 names - 2 current as of 12-2001.
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SuriaLink SeaPlant Utility Rating
Reputed to have minor use as food.
In preparation.
In preparation.

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Asparagopsis Production
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Tons per annum
wild harvest
Tons per annum
Indonesia n/a n/a
Philippines n/a n/a
USA n/a n/a


n/a 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
Asparagopsis AP TAI taxiformis FH, MD SV, WB

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