NIWA Biodiversity Memoirs

The NIWA Biodiversity Memoir (NBM) 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.

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NBM130 Reiswig, H.M.; Kelly, M. 2018 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Euplectellid glass sponges (Hexactinellida, Lyssacinosida, Euplectellidae). venus flowerbasket, glass sponge, Porifera, taxonomy PDF icon NIWA Biodiversity Memoir 130 (In press) (PDF, 13 MB, 174 p.) Buy hard copy ($35)
NBM129 Cairns, S. D. 2016 The Marine Fauna of New Zealand: Primnoid octocorals (Anthozoa, Alcyonacea) - Part 2. Primnoella, Callozostron, Metafannyella, Callogorgia, Fanellia and other genera. Cnidaria, coral, gorgonian, Primnoidae, taxonomy PDF icon NIWA Biodiversity Memoir 129 (PDF, 15 MB, 132 p.) Buy hard copy ($35)
NBM128 Sim-Smith, C.; Kelly, M. 2015 The Marine Fauna of New Zealand: Sponges in the family Geodiidae (Demospongiae: Astrophorina). Sponge, Porifera, Astrophorida, Tetractinellida, taxonomy PDF icon NIWA Biodiversity Memoir 128 (PDF, 6 MB, 102 p.) Buy hard copy ($35)
NBM127 Lorz, A.-N.; Coleman, C.O. 2013 The marine fauna of New Zealand and the Ross Sea: Amphipoda, Synopiidae (Crustacea). Arthropoda, Crustacea, deepsea, taxonomy PDF icon NIWA Biodiversity Memoir 127 (PDF, 56 MB, 160 p.) Buy hard copy ($35)
NBM126 Cairns, S.D. 2012 New Zealand Primnoidae (Anthozoa: Alcyonacea). Part 1. Genera Narella, Narelloides, Metanarella, Calyptrophora, and Helicoprimnoa. Cnidaria, coral, gorgonian, Primnoidae, taxonomy PDF icon NIWA Biodiversity Memoir 126 (PDF, 7 MB, 100 p.) Buy hard copy ($35)
NBM125 Ahyong, S.T. 2012 The marine fauna of New Zealand: mantis shrimps (Crustacea: Stomatopoda). Arthropoda, Stomatopoda, Decapoda, taxonomy PDF icon NIWA Biodiversity Memoir 125 (PDF, 5 MB, 111 p.) Buy hard copy ($49)
NBM124 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). glass sponge, Porifera, Hexactinosida, Hexactinellida, taxonomy PDF icon NIWA biodiversity memoir 124 (PDF, 15 MB, 176 p.) Buy hard copy ($59)
NBM123 Ahyong, S.T. 2010 The marine fauna of New Zealand: King crabs of New Zealand, Australia and the Ross Sea (Crustace: Decapoda: Lithodidae). Arthropoda, Crustacea, crab, Decapoda, taxonomy PDF icon NIWA Biodiversity Memoir 123 (PDF, 14 MB, 194 p.) Buy hard copy ($65)
NBM122 Bruce, N.L. 2009 The marine fauna of New Zealand : Isopoda, Aegidae (Crustacea). Arthropoda, Crustacea, taxonomy, slater PDF icon NIWA Biodiversity Memoir 122 (PDF, 21 MB, 252 p.) Buy hard copy ($84)
NBM121 Kelly, M. 2007 The marine fauna of New Zealand : Porifera: Lithistid demospongiae (rock sponges). Porifera, rock sponge, Lithistida, Tetractinellida, taxonomy PDF icon NIWA Biodiversity Memoir 121 (PDF, 6 MB, 100 p.) Buy hard copy ($33)
NBM120 McKnight, D.G. 2006 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Asteroidea (sea-stars). 3. Orders Velatida, Spinulosida, Forcipulatida, Brisingida with addenda to Paxillosida, Valvatida. Echinodermata, sea star, starfish Asteroidea, Velatida, Spinulosida, Forcipulatida, Brisingida, taxonomy PDF icon NIWA Biodiversity Memoir 120 (PDF, 5 MB, 187 p.) Buy hard copy ($75)
NBM119 Vervoot, W.; Watson, J.E. 2003 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Leptothecata (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) (thecate hydroids). Cnidaria, thecate hydroid, taxonomy PDF icon NIWA Biodiversity Memoir 119 (PDF, 7 MB, 538 p.) Buy hard copy ($140)
NBM118 Gibson, R. 2002 The invertebrate fauna of New Zealand: Nemertea (ribbon worms). Nemertea, ribbon worm, taxonomy PDF icon NIWA Biodiversity Memoir 118 (PDF, 15 MB, 87 p.) Buy hard copy ($35)
NBM117 Clark, H.E.S.; McKnight, D.G. 2001 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Echinodermata: Asteroidea (sea-stars) order Valvatida. Echinodermata, sea star, starfish, Asteroidea, Valvatida, taxonomy PDF icon NIWA Biodiversity Memoir 117 (PDF, 55 MB, 269 p.) Buy hard copy ($95)
NBM116 Clark, H.E.S.; McKnight, D.G. 2000 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Echinodermata: Asteroidea (sea-stars). Orders Paxillosida and Notomyotida. Echinodermata, sea star, starfish, Asteroidea, Paxillosida, Notomyotida, taxonomy PDF icon NIWA Biodiversity Memoir 116 (PDF, 35 MB, 196 p.) Buy hard copy ($74)
NBM115 McKnight, D.G. 2000 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Basket-stars and snake-stars (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea: Euryalinida). Echinodermata, snake star, basketstar, Ophiuroidea, Euryalida, taxonomy PDF icon NIWA Biodiversity Memoir 115 (PDF, 16 MB, 79 p.) Buy hard copy ($35)
NBM114 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. Arthropoda, Crustacea, hermit crab, Paguroidea,taxonomy PDF icon NIWA Biodiversity Memoir 114 (PDF, 61 MB, 250 p.) Buy hard copy ($90)
NBM113 Bouillon, J.; Barnett, T.J. 1999 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Hydromedusae (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa). Cnidaria, hydroids, jellyfish, jellies, Systematics, taxonomy PDF icon NIWA Biodiversity Memoir 113 (PDF, 31 MB, 136 p.) Buy hard copy ($50)
NBM112 O'Shea, S. 1999 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Octopoda (Mollusca: Cephalopoda). Mollusca, Incirrata, Cirrata, octopus, Systematics, taxonomy PDF icon NIWA Biodiversity Memoir 112 (PDF, 55 MB, 280 p.) Buy hard copy ($95)
NBM111 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. Zooplankton, Arthropoda, copepods, Systematics, taxonomy PDF icon NIWA Biodiversity Memoir 111 (PDF, 51 MB, 268 p.) Buy hard copy ($95)

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