Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata > Subphylum Echinozoa > Class Holothuroidea > Order Dendrochirotida > Family Psolidae > Genus Psolus

Psolus phantapus (Strussenfelt, 1765)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

PsolusJaeger, 1833accepted genus name
Cuvieria Cuvier, ex Peron MS, 1817, non LeSueur & Petit, 1807, nec Leach, 1814 synonym

Species group names

Holothuria phantapus Strussenfelt, 1765 basionym
Holothuria phantapus Strussenfelt, 1765 synonym
Psolus granulatus Ayres, 1851 synonym
Psolus laevigatus Ayres, 1851 synonym
Psolus regalis Verrill, 1866 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): rød skjellpølse sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 German: Schuppen-Seegurke sources: Unterwasser-Welt Ostsee
 Norwegian: rød skjellpølse sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: rød skjellpølse sources: K. svenska Vetensk.Akad. Handl. 26: 256.
 Norwegian Nynorsk: raud skjelpølse sources: K. svenska Vetensk.Akad. Handl. 26: 256.
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): raud skjelpølse sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: röd lergök


basis of record

Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 336-351

additional source

Brunel, P., Bosse, L. & Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p.

additional source

Trott, T.J. 2004. Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. Northeastern Naturalist (Special Issue 2): 261 - 324.

additional source

Southward, E.C.; Campbell, A.C. (2006). [Echinoderms: keys and notes for the identification of British species]. Synopses of the British fauna (new series), 56. Field Studies Council: Shrewsbury, UK. ISBN 1-85153-269-2. 272 pp.

additional source

ITIS database

additional source

Dyntaxa (2013) Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013].

additional source

North East Atlantic Taxa





External Links

Barcode of Life (9 barcodes)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (134 publications)
GenBank (10 nucleotides; 9 proteins)


Paulay, G. (2014). Psolus phantapus (Strussenfelt, 1765). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:124710




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