Collections of over 4200 sipunculans made by six different teams of French biologists from depths of 1-5340 m are assigned to thirty-four species. The diverse Indian Ocean locations were mostly around the Comoran Islands and the sub-Antarctic southern islands, plus a few from off Sri Lanka and French Polynesia. No new taxa are described, but eight have not been previously reported from the Indian Ocean (Golfingia margaritacea, Nephasoma cutleri, Phascolion lucifugax, P. hibridum, P. tuberculosum, Onchnesoma magnibathum, O. squamatum, Apionsoma murinae bilobatae ). Most of these, as well as nine other range extensions, are based on deep or cold-water material.
Taxonomy, New Caledonia, Indian Ocean, Sipuncula