Factsheets for Red Seaweeds (phylum Rhodophyta)

Genus: Gracilariopsis Trade name: gracilariopsis Symbol: GA
Authority: E.Y. Dawson Type species: Gracilariopsis lemaneiformis (Bory de Saint-Vincent) E.Y. Dawson, Acleto & Foldvik 
Commercial species: lemaneiformis (LEM, tenuifrons (TEI)
Common names: Ake limu, Chop-chop, Funoran, Limu Huluhu-Iuwaena, Mukade-nori, Pakeleaw`a
Classification: Eukaryota, Phylum Rhodophyta, Class Rhodophyceae, Subclass Florideophycidae, Order Gracilariales, Family Gracilariaceae.
AlgaeBase names and species:  14 names - 6 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
Minor wild crop used for food & galactans
Harvesting must use good  environmental practices.
Description
In preparation.
Habitat
In preparation.

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Gracilariopsis production
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Tons per annum
wild harvest
Tons per annum
cultivated
Brazil n/a 0
Canada n/a 0
Total 

n/a

n/a 0
Production
Production figures are still being sought.
Biology & Agronomy
In preparation.
Chemistry
In preparation.
Processing
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
Gracilariopsis GA TEI tenuifrons FH, FI, IA, MD, PA, PC, WB BP, SV, WB

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Gracilariopsis is most strongly associated with the Biopolymer,  Seavegetables and Wellbeing communities.
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