Factsheets for Red Seaweeds (phylum Rhodophyta)

Genus: Nemalion Trade name: nemalion Symbol: NE
AuthorityDuby Type species: n/a
Commercial species:   vermiculare (VER)
Common names: Crop of Threads, Sea Noodles, Threadweed, Tsukomo-nori, Umisomen
Classification: Eukaryota, Phylum Rhodophyta, Class Rhodophyceae, Subclass , 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.
Cylindrical, stringy thallus reminiscent of spaghetti. Red to purple or dark brown colour. Soft gelatinous thallus. Simple or sparingly dichotomous branching. Generally about 2 mm in diameter and about 20-30 cm. long. Discoid holdfast.
Generally occurs as a summer annual attached to exposed rocky shores. Generally grows among barnacles and limpets in the lower intertidal zone.

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Nemalion production
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Tons per annum
wild harvest
Tons per annum
Japan n/a 0
North Korea n/a 0
South Korea 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
Nemalion NE VER vericulare FH SV

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Nemalion is most strongly associated with the  Seavegetables community.
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