Platoma tenue M.Howe & W.R.Taylor 1931

Publication Details
Platoma tenue M.Howe & W.R.Taylor 1931: 32, fig. 15 b; pl. 2: fig. 1

Published in: Howe, M.A. & Taylor, W.R. (1931). Notes on new or little-known marine algae from Brazil. Brittonia 1: 7-33.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Platoma is Platoma cyclocolpum (Montagne) F.Schmitz.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Predaea tenuis (M.Howe & W.R.Taylor) Bula-Meyer.

Type Information
Type locality: "Dredged, Cabo Frio, Hassler Expedition 1043g and 1043g', apparently associated with Halymenia rosea and H. vinacea. Type, the larger specimen (1043g)."; (Howe & Taylor 1931: 33) Type: Hassler Expedition 1043b; 1872; dredged; FH; (INA 1996) Notes: According to GuimarĂ£es & Amado-Filho (2008: 386), the holotype is in NY and it was collected in January 1872.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), thin, fine, slender (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 19 June 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 13 December 2017

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 13 December 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 23 July 2024

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