Pseudocolochirus Pearson, 1910

Yamana, Yusuke & Kohtsuka, Hisanori, 2018, Dendrochirotid holothurians (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Dendrochirotida) including four new species, from off Misaki, Japan, Zootaxa 4455 (3), pp. 429-453: 437

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Pseudocolochirus Pearson, 1910


Genus Pseudocolochirus Pearson, 1910 

Synonymy ( Thandar & Samyn 2004). Koehleria Cherbonnier, 1988  , by monotypy.

Type species. Colochirus violaceus Théel, 1886  , by monotypy.

Emended diagnosis ( Thandar & Samyn 2004). Small to medium-sized cucumariid species, with 10 tentacles, of more or less equal size. Large pedicels restricted to three ventral radii, while small pedicels and/or papillae scattered in interradii and two dorsal radii. Anus dorsal, surrounded by anal teeth. Body ossicles scarce or numerous, comprising large or small perforated plates and/or rods of variable thickness, with holes often occluded, few large reticulate rosace-like plates also present.