Ulva clathrata

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Ulva clathrata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Chlorophyta
Class: Ulvophyceae
Order: Ulvales
Family: Ulvaceae
Genus: Ulva
Species: U. clathrata
Binomial name
Ulva clathrata
(Roth) C.Agardh, 1811
  • Enteromorpha clathrata (Roth) Greville, 1830
  • Enteromorpha clathrata var. crinita (Nees) Hauck, 1884
  • Enteromorpha crinita Nees, 1820
  • Enteromorpha gelatinosa Kützing, 1849
  • Enteromorpha muscoides (Clemente) Cremades, 1990
  • Enteromorpha ramulosa (Smith) Carmichael, 1833
  • Ulva muscoides Clemente, 1807
  • Ulva ramulosa Smith, 1810

Ulva clathrata is a species of seaweed in Ulvaceae family that can be found in such European countries as Azores, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. It is also common in Asian and African countries such as Israel, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, Tanzania,[1] Japan, Portugal and Tunisia. It has distribution in the Americas as well including Alaska, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Grenada, Hispaniola, and Venezuela.[2] Besides various countries it can be found in certain gulfs, oceans and seas such as the Gulf of Maine and Gulf of Mexico, Indian Ocean and European waters (including Mediterranean Sea).[1]


The plant is light green in colour and is 20–80 millimetres (0.79–3.15 in) in height. The thin cylindrical threads are 1–3 millimetres (0.039–0.118 in) in width.[3]


It is used in biochemistry, since it has 20-26% content of protein, 32-36% of which are crude proteins. The plant also contains glucose (10–16%), rhamnose (36–40%), uronic acids (27–29%), and xylose (10–13%).[4]

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The species is also known by this names in other countries:[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Guiry, Michael D. (2012). "Ulva clathrata (Roth) C.Agardh, 1811". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ulva clathrata (Roth) C.Agardh". AlgaeBase. Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Enteromorpha (Ulva) clathrata (Roth) Greville" (PDF). Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ Alberto Peña-Rodrígueza; Thomas P. Mawhinneyb; Denis Ricque-Mariea; L. Elizabeth Cruz-Suárez (2011). "Chemical composition of cultivated seaweed Ulva clathrata (Roth) C. Agardh". Food Chemistry. Mexico. 129 (2): 491–498. doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2011.04.104. 
  5. ^ "Ulva clathrata". Retrieved March 24, 2013. 

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