Factsheets for Red Seaweeds (phylum Rhodophyta)

Red Seaweeds Summary

An Index of Commercially Useful Red Seaweeds (Phylum Rhodophyta)
Annual commercial harvest over 400,000 dry metric tons & more than 800,000 wet tons of marl (
the coralline algae Lithothamnion + Phymatolithon)
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Genus Species Trade name Tons/yr
1.Acanthophora spicifera acanthophora n/a
2.Ahnfeltia plicata, tobucheiensis ahnfeltia 5,000
3.Asparagopsis taxiformis asparagopsis n/a
4.Betaphycus
(aka Eucheuma)
gelatinae gelatinae 100
5.Caloglossa adnata, leprieurii calaglossa n/a
6.Catenella spp. catnella n/a
7.Chondrus armatus, crassicaulis, crispus, ocellatus irish moss 12,000
8.Eucheuma cartilaginium, denticulatum, isiforme, muricatum spinosum 29,000
9.Furcellaria fastigiata, lumbricalis furcellaria 100
10.Gelidiella acerosa, tenuissima gelidiella 200
11.Gelidium abbottiorum, anansii, capense, chilense, latifolium, lingulatum, madagascariense, pristoides, pteridifolium, pusillum, robustum, rex, sesquipedale, vagum & spp. gelidium 19,000
12.Gigartina canaliculata, chamissoi, intermedia, scottsbergii & spp. gigartina 6,500
13.Gloiopeltis furcata, tenax, complanata, spp. gloiopeltis 200
14.Gracilaria asisatica, bursa-pastoris, caudata, changii, chilensis, cornea, coronopifera, crassissima, domingensis, edulis, eucheumoides, firma, fisheri, folifera, gracilis, heteroclada, howei, lemaneiformis, longa, pacifica, parvispora, salicornia, tenuistipitata, verrucosa & spp. gracilaria 88,000
15.Gracilariopsis lemaneiformis, tenuifrons gracilariopsis n/a
16.Grateloupia filicina grateloupia n/a
17.Gymnogongrus furcellatus gymnogongrus n/a
18.Halymenia discoidea, durvillaei, venusta & spp. halymenia n/a
19.Hypnea musciformis, muscoides, nidifica, pannosa, valentiae & spp. hypnea n/a
20.Iridaea ciliata, edulis, laminarioides, membranacea radula 6,000
21.Kappaphycus
(aka Eucheuma)
alvarezii, cottonii, procrusteanum, striatum cottonii 105,000
22.Laurencia obtusa, papillosa, pinnitifida laurencia n/a
23.Lithothamnion corallioides maerl 801,000
(wet)
24.Mastocarpus papillatus, stellatus mastocarpus 700
25.Mazzaella splendens mazzaella n/a
26.Meristotheca papulosa, procumbens meristotheca n/a
27.Nemalion vermiculare nemalion n/a
28.Palmaria hecatensis, mollis, palmata dulse, dillisk 100
29.Phyllophora orientalis phyllophora n/a
30.Phymatolithon calcareum maerl see 22 above
31.Porphyra abbotae, acanthophora, atropurpurae, columbina, crispata, fallax, haitanensis, kuniedae, leucostica, perforata, pseudolanceolata, seriata, spirilis, suborticulata, tenera, torta, umbilicalis, vietnamensis, yezoensis & spp. laver, nori 131,000
32.Pterocladia capillacea, lucida pterocladia 350
33.Scinaia moniliformis scinaiea n/a
34.Solieria spp. solieria n/a
35.Tichocarpus crinitis tichocarpus n/a
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