​Australian species of Psolidium Ludwig (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Psolidae)

P. Mark O’Loughlin and Dragica Maric

Memoirs of Museum Victoria Vol 65 p. 1–22 (2008)



Six new species of Psolidium Ludwig from Australia are described: Psolidium berentsae, P. hutchingsae, P. karenae, P. laperousazi, P. marshae, P. mccallumae. The species Psolus parmatus Sluiter and Psolus spinuliferus H. L. Clark are re-assigned to Psolidium. Diagnoses are given for Psolidium granuliferum H. L. Clark, P. nigrescens H. L. Clark, P. minutus (H. L. Clark), P. parmatus (Sluiter), P. ravum Hickman and P. spinuliferus (H. L. Clark). The family Psolidae is ascribed to Forbes as author, not Perrier. The diagnosis of the family Psolidae, assignment of genera, and status of the family are discussed. The genus Psolidium is revised. Keys are provided to the genera of Psolidae, and 12 known Australian species of Psolidium.


O'Loughlin, P.M. & Maric, D., 2008. Australian species of Psolidium Ludwig (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Psolidae). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 65: 1-22. http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2008.65.1


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