<p>The gigantic pycnogonid, Colossendeis colossea Wilson, 1881 is reported for the first time in the Western Indian Ocean. Two male specimens of this species were collected from a bottom trawl operated at bathyal depths (>1000 m) off the Southwest coast of India.</p>
J. Vinu, Kumar, M. P. Rajeesh, Sumod, K. S., Dr. K. Deepa, Hashim, M., Sanjeevan, V. N., and Sudhakar, M., “First record of deep-sea gigantic pycnogonid Colossendeis colossea Wilson, 1881 from the Western Indian Ocean”, Marine Biodiversity, vol. 46, pp. 495–498, 2016.