NIWA Biodiversity Memoirs

The NIWA Biodiversity Memoirs are comprehensive, definitive, illustrated reference works that capture the rigorous, peer-reviewed scientific study of New Zealand’s distinctive marine fauna and flora.

The information in these monographs provides the foundation upon which marine biological and ecological research sits.

The NIWA Biodiversity Memoir series comprises technical works that describe New Zealand’s invertebrate marine life—sponges, corals, hydroids, worms, molluscs, crustaceans, sea stars and lesser-known groups. They are beautifully presented, stand-alone monographs that reveal the history and diversity of the subject groups, with new species names and revisionary work that is relevant globally.

These important publications are indispensable references for academic researchers and postgraduate students interested in marine systematics and the conservation of New Zealand’s unique aquatic biodiversity, much of which is found nowhere else in the world.

Many marine invertebrates such as sponges and corals form ‘gardens’ or biological habitats that support other animals, including commercially important fish species. These habitats can be vulnerable to damage by human activities such as fishing and seabed mining, thus knowledge of their biodiversity is critical for understanding the function of deep-sea and seamount ecosystems in order to improve their management.

The series

The NIWA Marine Biodiversity Memoir series began in 1955 as the New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoirs (volume 1–107). Topics covered by these earlier monographs include New Zealand oceanography, hydrology, microbiology, bathymetry, sedimentation, submarine geology and geomorphology, and also included contributions on the Ross Sea. Most of the NIWA Biodiversity Memoir volumes are authored by our NIWA taxonomists funded by our Coasts and Oceans Research Programme 2 Marine Biological Resources: Discovery and definition of the marine biota of New Zealand, but many are authored by overseas specialists if expertise is lacking in New Zealand.

Purchasing your Memoir or PDF

All items still in print within this series may be purchased using an online order form. Payment can be by NZ cheque, VISA, or Mastercard. Please order here.

We are endeavouring to make the entire Memoir series available as pdfs free-of-charge

Contacts

Michelle Kelly, Managing Editor
NIWA Coasts & Oceans National Centre
Private Bag 99940, Newmarket, Auckland 1149
41 Market Place, Auckland Central 1010
New Zealand
Phone +64 9 375 2037
michelle.kelly@niwa.co.nz

Sadie Mills, Technical Editor
NIWA Coasts & Oceans National Centre
Private Bag 14901, Kilbirnie, Wellington 6241
301 Evans Bay Parade, Greta Point, Wellington 6021
New Zealand
Phone + 64 4 386 0464
sadie.mills@niwa.co.nz

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Author and Title

Price

BM128

Sim-Smith, C.; Kelly, M. (2015) The Marine Fauna of New Zealand: Sponges in the family Geodiidae (Demospongiae: Astrophorina). 102 p.

$35

BM127

Lörz, A.-N.; Coleman, C.O. (2013) The marine fauna of New Zealand and the Ross Sea: Amphipoda, Synopiidae (Crustacea). 160 p. 

$35

BM126

Cairns, S.D. (2012). New Zealand Primnoidae (Anthozoa: Alcyonacea). Part 1. Genera Narella, Narelloides, Metanarella, Calyptrophora, and Helicoprimnoa. 100 p.

$35

BM125

Ahyong, S.T. (2012). The marine fauna of New Zealand: mantis shrimps (Crustacea: Stomatopoda). 111 p.

$49     

BM124

Reiswig, H.M.; Kelly, M. (2011). The marine fauna of New Zealand: Hexasterophoran glass sponges of New Zealand (Porifera: Hexactinellida: Hesasterophora): orders Hexastinosida, Aulocalycoida and Lychniscosida). 176 p. 

$59

BM123

Ahyong, S.T. (2010). The marine fauna of New Zealand: King crabs of New Zealand, Australia and the Ross Sea (Crustace: Decapoda: Lithodidae). 194 p. 

$65

BM122

Bruce, N.L. (2009). The marine fauna of New Zealand : Isopoda, Aegidae (Crustacea). 252 p.

$84

BM121

Kelly, M. (2007). The marine fauna of New Zealand : Porifera: Lithistid demospongiae (rock sponges). 100 p. 

$33

BM120

McKnight, D.G. (2006). The marine fauna of New Zealand: Asteroidea (sea-stars). 3. Orders Velatida, Spinulosida, Forcipulatida, Brisingida with addenda to Paxillosida, Valvatida. 187 p., 92 pls. Out of print.

$75

BM119

Vervoort, W.; Watson, J.E. (2003). The marine fauna of New Zealand: Leptothecata (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) (thecate hydroids). 538 p. About this volume.

$140

BM118

Gibson, R. (2002). The invertebrate fauna of New Zealand: Nemertea (ribbon worms). 87 p., 1 colour plate.

$35

BM117

Clark, H.E.S.; McKnight, D.G. (2001). The marine fauna of New Zealand: Echinodermata: Asteroidea (sea-stars) order Valvatida. 269 p., 49 colour pls.

$95

BM116

Clark, H.E.S.; McKnight, D.G. 2000. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Echinodermata: Asteroidea (sea-stars). Orders Paxillosida and Notomyotida. 196 p., 10 col. pls.

$74

BM115

McKnight, D.G. 2000. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Basket-stars and snake-stars (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea: Euryalinida). 79 p., 33 col. pls.

$35

BM114

Forest, J.; de S. Laurent, M.; McLaughlin, P.A.; Lemaitre, R. 2000. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Paguridea (Decapoda: Anomura) exclusive of the Lithodidae. 250 p.

$90

BM113

Bouillon, J.; Barnett, T.J. 1999. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Hydromedusae (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa). 136 p.

$50

BM112

O'Shea, S. 1999. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Octopoda (Mollusca: Cephalopoda). 280 p.

$95

BM111

Bradford-Grieve, J.M. 1999. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Pelagic calanoid Copepoda: Bathypontiidae, Arietellidae, Augaptilidae, Heterorhabdidae, Lucicutiidae, Metridinidae, Phyllopodidae, Centropagidae, Pseudodiaptomidae, Temoridae, Candaciidae, Pontellidae, Sulcanidae, Acartiidae, Tortanidae. 
268 p.

$95

BM110

Forch, E.C. 1998. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Cephalopoda: Oegopsida: Architeuthidae (giant squid). 113 p.

$45

BM109

Child, C.A. 1998. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Pycnogonida (sea spiders). 71 p.

$30

BM108

Knox, G.A.; Cameron, D.B. 1998. The marine fauna of the Ross Sea: Polychaeta. 125 p.

$46

BM107

Bergquist, P.R. 1996. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Porifera: Demospongiae part 5. Dendroceratida and Halisarcida. 53 p.

$40

BM106

Schuchert, P. 1996. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Athecate hydroids and their medusae (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa). 147 p.

$57

BM105

Spencer, H.G.; Willan, R.C. 1995. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Index to the fauna. 3. Mollusca. 125 p.

$50

BM104

Heron, G.A.; Bradford-Grieve, J.M. 1995. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Pelagic Copepoda: Poecilostomatoida: Oncaeidae. 57 p. Out of print.

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BM103

Cairns, S.D. 1995. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Scleractinia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa). 144 p. + 44 pls, 21 maps. Out of print.

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BM102

Bradford-Grieve, J.M. 1994. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Pelagic calanoid Copepoda. Families Megacalanidae, Calanidae, Paracalanidae, Mecynoceridae, Eucalanidae, Spinocalanidae, Clausocalanidae. 160 p. Out of print.

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BM101

Lutschinger, S. 1993. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Chaetognatha (arrow worms). 61 p.

$35.00

BM100

Dawson, E.W. 1993. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Index to the fauna. 2. Porifera. 97 p.

$32.00

BM99

Dawson, E.W. 1992. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Index to the fauna. 1. Protozoa. 368 p.

$95.00

BM98

Cairns, S.D. 1991. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Stylasteridae (Cnidaria: Hydroida). 179 p.

$70.00

BM97

Gordon, D.P. 1989. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Bryozoa: Gymnolaemata (Cheilostomida Ascophorina) from the western South Island continental shelf and slope. 158 p.

$58.00

BM96

Bergquist, P.R.; Fromont, P.J. 1988. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Porifera, Demospongiae, Part 4 (Poecilosclerida). 197 p.

$55.00

BM95

Gordon, D.P. 1986. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Bryozoa: Gymnolaemata (Ctenostomata and Cheilostomata Anasca) from the western South Island continental shelf and slope. 121 p.

$45.00

BM94

Lincoln, R.J. 1985. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Deep-sea Isopoda Asellota, family Haploniscidae. 56 p.

$25.00

BM93

Carter, R.M.; Carter, L.; Williams, J.J.; Landis, C.A. 1985. Modern and relict sedimentation on the South Otago continental shelf, New Zealand. 43 p.

$25.00

BM92

Wear, R.G.; Fielder, D.R. 1985. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Larvae of Brachyura (Crustacea, Decapoda). 89 p.

$27.00

BM91

Gordon, D.P. 1984. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Bryozoa: Gymnolaemata from the Kermadec Ridge. 198 p.

$55.00

BM90

Bradford, J.M.; Haakonssen, L.; Jillett, J.B. 1983. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Pelagic calanoid copepods: Families Euchaetidae, Phaennidae, Scolecithricidae, Diaixidae, and Tharybidae. 150 p.

$44.00

BM89

Herzer, R.H. 1981. Late Quaternary stratigraphy and sedimentation of the Canterbury continental shelf, New Zealand. 71 p.

$30.00

BM88

Stanton, B.R.; Pickard, G.L. 1981. Physical oceanography of the New Zealand fiords. 37 p.

$25.00

BM87

Bergquist, P.R.; Warne, K.P. 1980. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Porifera, Demospongiae. Part 3. (Haplosclerida and Nepheliospongida). 77 p.

$25.00

BM86

Bradford, J.M.; Jillett, J.B. 1980. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Pelagic calanoid copepods: Family Aetidiidae. 102 p.

$30.00

BM85

Millar, R.H. 1982. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Ascidiacea. 117 p.

$34.00

BM84

Lewis, K.B. 1979. Foraminifera on the continental shelf and slope off southern Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. 45 p.

$25.00

BM83

Carter, L.; Herzer, R.H. 1979. Hydraulic regime and its ability to transport sediment on the Canterbury continental shelf. 33 p.

$25.00

BM82

Kornicker, L.S. 1979. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Benthic Ostracoda (suborder Myodocopina). 58 p.

$25.00

BM81

Norris, R.M. 1978. Late Cenozoic geology of the west coast shelf between Karamea and the Waiho River, South Island, New Zealand. 28 p. + map. Out of print.

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BM80

Rainer, S.F. 1981. Soft-bottom benthic communities in Otago Harbour and Blueskin Bay, New Zealand. 38 p.

$25.00

BM79

Glasby, G.P. (Ed.) 1978. Fiord studies: Caswell and Nancy Sounds, New Zealand. 94 p.

$28.00

BM78

Swanson, K.M. 1979. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Ostracods of the Otago Shelf. 56 p.

$25.00

BM77

Pasho, D.W. 1976. Distribution and morphology of Chatham Rise phosphorites. 28 p.

$25.00

BM76

Dawson, E.W. 1979. Catalogue of type and figured specimens in the New Zealand Oceanographic Institute. 110 p.

$25.00

BM75

Ridgway, N.M. 1975. Hydrology of the Bounty Islands region. 27 p.

$25.00

BM74

Irwin, J. 1975. Checklist of New Zealand lakes. 161 p.

$45.00

BM73

Ridgway, N.M.; Heath, R.A. 1975. Hydrology of the Kermadec Islands region. 28 p.

$25.00

BM72

Heath, R.A. 1975. Oceanic circulation and hydrology off the southern half of South Island, New Zealand. 36 p.

$25.00

BM71

Glasby, G.P.; Hubred, G.L. 1976. Comprehensive bibliography of marine manganese nodules. 55 p.

$25.00

BM70

Luckens, P.A. 1970. Settlement and succession on rocky shores at Auckland, North Island, New Zealand. 64 p.

$25.00

BM69

Foster, B.A. 1978. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Barnacles (Cirripedia: Thoracica). 160 p.

$45.00

BM68

Vine, P.J. 1977. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Spirorbinae (Polychaeta: Serpulidae). 68 p.

$25.00

BM67

Bradford, J.M. 1975. New parasitic Choniostomatidae (Copepoda) mainly from Antarctic and subantarctic Ostracoda. 36 p.

$25.00

BM66

Grant, R.A. 1976. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Isididae (Octocorallia: Gorgonacea) from New Zealand and the Antarctic. 56 p.

$25.00

BM65

Beu, A.G. 1978. The marine fauna of New Zealand: The molluscan generaCymatona and Fusitriton (Gastropoda, family Cymatiidae). 44 p.

$25.00

BM64

Lewis, V.J. 1977. Bibliography of New Zealand submarine geology 1866–1969. 32 p.

$25.00

BM63

Hurley, D.E.; Jansen, K.P. 1977. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Family Sphaeromatidae (Crustacea Isopoda: Flabellifera). 95 p.

$28.00

BM62

Barnard, J.L. 1972. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Algae-living littoral Gammaridea (Crustacea Amphipoda). 216 p.

$59.00

BM61

McCann, C.; McKnight, D.G. 1980. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Macrourid fishes (Pisces: Gadida). 91 p.

$27.00

BM60

Pantin, H.M. 1972. Internal structure in marine shelf, slope, and abyssal sediments east of New Zealand. 53 p.

$25.00

BM59

Bradford, J.M.; Jones, N.S. 1971. The fauna of the Ross Sea. Part 8. Pelagic Copepoda. Cumacea. 44 p.

$25.00

BM58

Garner, D.M. 1970. Hydrological studies in the New Zealand region 1966 and 1967. Oceanic hydrology north-west of New Zealand. Hydrology of the north-east Tasman Sea. 49 p.

$25.00

BM57

Uttley, G.H.; Bullivant, J.S. 1972. Biological results of the Chatham Islands 1954 Expedition. Part 7. Bryozoa Cheilostomata. 59 p.

$25.00

BM56

Ridgway, N.M. 1970. Hydrology of the southern Kermadec Trench region. 28 p.

$25.00

BM55

Heath, R.A. 1975. Oceanic circulation off the east coast of New Zealand. 80 p.

$25.00

BM54

Bradford, J.M. 1972. Systematics and ecology of New Zealand central east coast plankton sampled at Kaikoura. 87 p.

$26.00

BM53

Jillett, J.B. 1971. Zooplankton and hydrology of Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. 103 p.

$30.00

BM52

Pawson, D.L. 1970. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea). 69 p.

$25.00

BM51

Bergquist, P.R. 1970. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Porifera, Demospongiae. Part 2. Axinellida and Halichondrida. 85 p.

$26.00

BM50

Summerhayes, C.P. 1969. Marine geology of the New Zealand subantarctic sea floor. 92 p. + maps.

$25.00

BM49

Fry, W.G.; Hedgpeth, J.W. 1969. The fauna of the Ross Sea. Part 7. Pyconogonida, 1: Colossendeidae, Pycnogonidae, Endeidae, Ammotheidae. 139 p.

$32.00

BM48

Garner, D.M. 1967. Hydrology of the south-east Tasman Sea. 40 p.

$25.00

BM47

McKnight, D.G. 1969. An outline distribution of the New Zealand shelf fauna. Benthos survey, station list, and distribution of the Echinoidea. 89 p.

$25.00

BM46

Kennett, J.P. 1968. The fauna of the Ross Sea. Part 6. Ecology and distribution of Foraminifera. 46 p. + maps.

$25.00

BM45

Lewis, K.B. 1970. A key to the Recent genera of the Foraminiferida. 88 p.

$25.00

BM44

Eade, J.V. 1967. A checklist of Recent New Zealand Foraminifera. 70 p.

$25.00

BM43

Squires, D.F.; Keyes, I.W. 1967. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Scleractinian corals. 54 p.

$25.00

BM42

Pawson, D.L. 1968. The echinozoan fauna of the New Zealand subantarctic islands, Macquarie Island, and the Chatham Rise. 33 p.

$25.00

BM41

Krause, D.C. 1967. Bathymetry and geologic structure of the north-western Tasman Sea–Coral Sea–South Solomon Sea area of the South-western Pacific Ocean. 48 p. + maps. Out of print.

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McDougall, J.C.; Brodie, J.W. 1967. Sediments of the western shelf, North Island, New Zealand. 54 p.

$25.00

BM39

Garner, D.M. 1967. Hydrology of the southern Hikurangi Trench region. 33 p.

$25.00

BM38

Hedley, R.H.; Hurdle, C.M.; Burdett, I.D.J. 1967. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Intertidal Foraminifera of the Corallina officinalis zone. 86 p.

$25.00

BM37

Bergquist, P.R. 1968. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Porifera, Demospongiae. Part 1. (Tetractinomorpha and Lithistida). 105 p.

$26.00

BM36

Houtman, T.J. 1967. Water masses and fronts in the Southern Ocean south of New Zealand. 39 p. + map.

$25.00

BM35

Griffin, D.J.G. 1966. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Spider crabs, family Majidae (Crustacea, Brachyura). 111 p. Out of print.

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BM34

Melrose, M.A. 1975. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Family Hymenosomatidae (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura). 123 p.

$31.00

BM33

Cullen, D.J. 1967. The submarine geology of Foveaux Strait. 67 p.

$25.00

BM32

Bullivant, J.S.; Dearborn, J.H. 1967. The fauna of the Ross Sea. Part 5. General accounts, station lists, and benthic ecology. 77 p.

$25.00

BM31

Bullivant, J.S.; McCann, C. 1974. Contributions to the natural history of Manihiki Atoll, Cook Islands. 63 p.

$25.00

BM30

Krause, D.C. 1966. Geology and geomagnetism of the Bounty region east of the South Island, New Zealand. 32 p. + maps.

$25.00

BM29

Squires, D.F. 1964. Biological results of the Chatham Islands 1954 Expedition. Part 6. Scleractinia. 31 p.

$25.00

BM28

Pantin, H.M. 1966. Sedimentation in Hawke Bay. 70 p.

$25.00

BM27

Tattersall, O.S.; Edmonds, S.J. 1965. The fauna of the Ross Sea. Part 4. Mysidacea. Sipunculoidea. 35 p.

$25.00

BM26

Norris, R.M. 1964. Sediments of the Chatham Rise. 39 p. + map.

$25.00

BM25

Hedley, R.H.; Hurdle, C.M.; Burdett, I.D.J. 1965. A foraminiferal fauna from the western continental shelf, North Island, New Zealand. 46 p.

$25.00

BM24

Krebs, B.N. 1964. A bibliography of the oceanography of the Tasman and Coral Seas 1860–1960. 27 p.

$25.00

BM23

Jones, N.S. 1963. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Crustaceans of the order Cumacea. 80 p.

$25.00

BM22

Bennett, E.W. 1964. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Crustacea: Brachyura. 120 p

$29.00

BM21

Clark, H.E.S. 1963. The fauna of the Ross Sea. Part 3. Asteroidea. 120 p.

$29.00

BM20

Squires, D.F. 1963. Flabellum rubrum (Quoy & Gaimard). 43 p.

$25.00

BM19

Squires, D.F. 1962. The fauna of the Ross Sea. Part 2. Scleractinian corals. 28 p.

$25.00

BM18

Fell, H.B. 1961. The fauna of the Ross Sea. Part 1. Ophiuroidea. 124 p.

$29.00

BM17

Skerman, T.M. (Ed.) 1964. Studies of a southern fiord. 101 p. + map.

$25.00

BM16

Freed, D. 1963. Bibliography of New Zealand marine zoology, 1769–1899. 46 p.

$25.00

BM15

Dingwall, P.R. 1974. Bay-head sand beaches of Banks Peninsula, New Zealand. 63 p.

$25.00

BM14

Pantin, H.M. 1963. Submarine morphology east of the North Island, New Zealand. 43 p. + maps.

$25.00

BM13

Bergquist, P.R.; Pike, R.B.; Hurley, D.E.; Ralph, P.M. 1961. Biological results of the Chatham Islands 1954 Expedition. Part 5. Porifera: Demospongiae; Porifera: Keratosa; Crustacea: Isopoda: Bopyridae; Crustacea Isopoda: Serolidae; Hydroida. 73 p.

$25.00

BM12

Garner, D.M.; Ridgway, N.M. 1965. Hydrology of New Zealand offshore waters. 62 p. + maps.

$25.00

BM11

Brodie, J.W. 1964. Bathymetry of the New Zealand region. 54 p. + maps.

$25.00

BM10

Burling, R.W. 1961. Hydrology of circumpolar waters south of New Zealand. 66 p. + map.

$25.00

BM9

Garner, D.M. 1962. Analysis of hydrological observations in the New Zealand region, 1874–1955. 45 p.

$25.00

BM8

Garner, D.M. 1961. Hydrology of New Zealand coastal waters, 1955. 85 p.

$25.00

BM7

Dell, R.K.; Edmonds, S.J. 1960. Biological results of the Chatham Islands 1954 Expedition. Part 4. Marine Mollusca; Sipunculoidea. 27 p.

$25.00

BM6

Knox, G.A. 1960. Biological results of the Chatham Islands 1954 Expedition. Part 3. Polychaeta Errantia. 64 p.

$25.00

BM5

Fell, H.B. 1960. Biological results of the Chatham Islands 1954 Expedition. Part 2. Archibenthal and littoral echinoderms. 31 p.

$25.00

BM4

Dell, R.K.; Jones, N.S.; Yaldwyn, J.C. 1960. Biological Results of the Chatham Islands 1954 Expedition. Part 1. Decapoda Brachyura; Cumacea; Decapoda Natantia. 53 p.

$25.00

BM3

Skerman, T.M. (Ed.) 1959. Contributions to marine microbiology. 67 p.

$25.00

BM2

Knox, G.A. (Ed.) 1957. General account of the Chatham Islands 1954 Expedition. 37 p. + map. Out of print.

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BM1

Fleming, C.A. 1955. Bibliography of New Zealand oceanography. 19 p. Out of print.

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