Factsheets for Red Seaweeds (phylum Rhodophyta)

Genus: Grateloupia Trade name: grateloupia Symbol: GT
AuthorityC. Agardh Type species: n/a
Commercial species: filicina (FIL)
Common names: n/a
Classification: Eukaryota, Phylum Rhodophyta, Class Halymeniaceae, Subclass Dasyaceae, Order , Family 
AlgaeBase names and species:  n/a names - n/a current as of 12-2001.
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SuriaLink SeaPlant Utility Rating
Reputed to have minor use as food.
Morphology is variable between and within species. Generally dark red in colour with several flat, flexible fronds emanating from a small holdfast. Resembles some forms of Gigartina, Iridaea & Halymenia. Dark red fruiting bodies appear as spots and bumps on thallus when in a reproductive state.
Generally attaches subtidally to coral, stones or shells on sheltered coral reef flats.

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Grateloupia production
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Tons per annum
wild harvest
Tons per annum
China n/a 0
Indonesia n/a 0


n/a 0
Production figures are being sought.
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
Grateloupia GT FIL filicina FH, MD, PC, WB SV, WB

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