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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NBM110 Forch, E.C. 1998 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Cephalopoda: Oegopsida: Architeuthidae (giant squid). Mollusca, Architeuthis dux, Teuthida, Oegopsida, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 110 (PDF, 18 MB, 113 p.) Buy hard copy ($45)
NBM109 Child, C.A. 1998 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Pycnogonida (sea spiders). Arthropoda, pycnogonids, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 109 (PDF, 12 MB, 71 p.) Buy hard copy ($30)
NBM108 Knox, G.A.; Cameron, D.B. 1998 The marine fauna of the Ross Sea: Polychaeta. Antarctica, Annelida, worm, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 108 (PDF, 27 MB, 125 p.) Buy hard copy ($46)
NBM107 Bergquist, P.R. 1996 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Porifera: Demospongiae part 5. Dendroceratida and Halisarcida. sponge, demosponge, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 107 (PDF, 8 MB, 53 p.) Buy hard copy ($40)
NBM106 Schuchert, P. 1996 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Athecate hydroids and their medusae (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa). Cnidaria, Hydrozoa, jellyfish, jellies, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 106 (PDF, 36 MB, 147 p.) Buy hard copy ($57)
NBM105 Spencer, H.G.; Willan, R.C. 1995 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Index to the fauna. 3. Mollusca. Mollusca, Gastropoda, Bivalvia, Opisthobranchia, Nudibranchia, reference list, taxonomists PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 105 (PDF, 26 MB, 125 p.) Buy hard copy ($50)
NBM104 Heron, G.A.; Bradford-Grieve, J.M. 1995 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Pelagic Copepoda: Poecilostomatoida: Oncaeidae. Zooplankton, Arthropoda, copepods, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 104 (PDF, 9 MB, 57 p.) Out of print
NBM103 Cairns, S.D. 1995 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Scleractinia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa). Cnidaria, stony coral, cup coral, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 103 (PDF, 41 MB, 144 p.) Out of print
NBM102 Bradford-Grieve, J.M. 1994 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Pelagic calanoid Copepoda. Families Megacalanidae, Calanidae, Paracalanidae, Mecynoceridae, Eucalanidae, Spinocalanidae, Clausocalanidae. Zooplankton, Arthropoda, copepods, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 102 (PDF, 51 MB, 160 p.) Out of print
NBM101 Lutschinger, S. 1993 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Chaetognatha (arrow worms). Zooplankton, worm, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 101 (PDF, 11 MB, 61 p.) Buy hard copy ($35)
NBM100 Dawson, E.W. 1993 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Index to the fauna. 2. Porifera. reference list, sponge, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 100 (PDF, 13 MB, 97 p.) Buy hard copy ($32)
NBM099 Dawson, E.W. 1992 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Index to the fauna. 1. Protozoa. reference list, Foraminifera, Dinoflagellata, Phytomastigophora, Zoomastigophora, Sarcodina, Filosa, Actinopoda, Xenophyophorea, Granuloreticulosa, Ameoba, Labyrithulata, Microspora, Myxozoa, Acestospora, Ciliophora, Apicomplexa, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 99 (PDF, 40 MB, 368 p.) Buy hard copy ($95)
NBM098 Cairns, S.D. 1991 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Stylasteridae (Cnidaria: Hydroida). Cnidaria, hydrocoral, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 98 (PDF, 40 MB, 179 p.) Buy hard copy ($70)
NBM097 Gordon, D.P. 1989 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Bryozoa: Gymnolaemata (Cheilostomida Ascophorina) from the western South Island continental shelf and slope. Bryozoan, lace coral, moss animal, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 97 (PDF, 30 MB, 158 p.) Buy hard copy ($58)
NBM096 Bergquist, P.R.; Fromont, P.J. 1988 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Porifera, Demospongiae, Part 4 (Poecilosclerida). sponge, demosponge, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 96 (PDF, 34 MB, 197 p.) Buy hard copy ($55)
NBM095 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. Bryozoan, lace coral, moss animal, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 95 (PDF, 20 MB, 121 p.) Buy hard copy ($45)
NBM094 Lincoln, R.J. 1985 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Deep-sea Isopoda Asellota, family Haploniscidae. Arthropoda, Crustacea, slater, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 94 (PDF, 9 MB, 56 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM093 Carter, R.M.; Carter, L.; Williams, J.J.; Landis, C.A. 1985 Modern and relict sedimentation on the South Otago continental shelf, New Zealand. Geology, sedimentology, facies, stratigraphy, shorelines PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 93 (PDF, 8 MB, 43 p.) Out of print
NBM092 Wear, R.G.; Fielder, D.R. 1985 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Larvae of Brachyura (Crustacea, Decapoda). Arthropoda, Zoea, Megalopa, crab, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 92 (PDF, 14 MB, 89 p.) Buy hard copy ($27)
NBM091 Gordon, D.P. 1984 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Bryozoa: Gymnolaemata from the Kermadec Ridge. Bryozoan, lace coral, moss animal, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 91 (PDF, 39 MB, 198 p.) Buy hard copy ($55)

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