Factsheets for Red Seaweeds (phylum Rhodophyta)

Genus: Lithothamnion Trade name: maŽrl Symbol: LI
AuthorityHeydrich Type species: Lithothamnion muelleri Lenormand ex Rosanoff 
Commercial species: corallioides (COR)
Common names: GriuŠn, MaŽrl, Punalevš-suku
Classification: Eukaryota, Phylum Rhodophyta, Class Rhodophyceae, Subclass Florideophycidae, Order Corallinales, Family Corallinaceae, Subfamily Melobesoideae. 
AlgaeBase names and species:  330 names - 63 current as of 12-2001.
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SuriaLink SeaPlant Utility Rating
Major wild crop used for agricultural and wellbeing applications
Harvesting must use good  environmental practices.
In preparation.
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MaŽrl production *
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Tons per annum
wild harvest
Tons per annum
Ireland 1,000 0
France 600,000 0
UK 200,000 0


801,000 0
* Combined total of Lithothamnion and Phymatolithon
Production figures above are for wet weight harvested as maŽrl. This may be Lithothamnion, Phymatolithon or a mix of these two genera.
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
Lithothamnion LI COR corallioides FA, FF AI, WB

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