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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NBM070 Luckens, P.A. 1976 Settlement and succession on rocky shores at Auckland, North Island, New Zealand. Intertidal, Ecology, fauna, zonation, algae, seaweed, Mollusca, Polychaeta, Cirripedia, barnacles, worms, mussels PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 70 (PDF, 19 MB, 64 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM063 Hurley, D.E.; Jansen, K.P. 1977 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Family Sphaeromatidae (Crustacea Isopoda: Flabellifera). Arthropoda, Crustacea, isopods, slaters, taxonomy, systematics PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 63 (PDF, 84 MB, 95 p.) Buy hard copy ($28)
NBM062 Barnard, J.L. 1972 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Algae-living littoral Gammaridea (Crustacea Amphipoda). Arthropoda, Crustacea, amphipods, sandhoppers, seaweed, taxonomy, systematics PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 62 (PDF, 22 MB, 216 p.) Buy hard copy ($59)
NBM061 McCann, C.; McKnight, D.G. 1980 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Macrourid fishes (Pisces: Gadida). Fish, Chordata, rattails, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 61 (PDF, 10 MB, 91 p.) Buy hard copy ($27)
NBM060 Pantin, H.M. 1972 Internal structure in marine shelf, slope, and abyssal sediments east of New Zealand. sedimentation, organic, inorganic, Geology, cores PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 60 (PDF, 11 MB, 53 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM059 Bradford, J.M.; Jones, N.S. 1971 The fauna of the Ross Sea. Part 8. Pelagic Copepoda. Cumacea. Copepoda, copepods, Zooplankton, Cumacea, comma shrimp, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 59 (PDF, 8 MB, 44 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM058 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. currents, salinity, temperature, oceanography, Circulation, Antarctic Intermediate Water PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 58 (PDF, 8 MB, 49 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM057 Uttley, G.H.; Bullivant, J.S. 1971 Biological results of the Chatham Islands 1954 Expedition. Part 7. Bryozoa Cheilostomata. Bryozoa, Cheilostomata, Cheilostomatida, moss animal, sea lace, systematics, taxonomy, CIE PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 57 (PDF, 11 MB, 59 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM056 Ridgway, N.M. 1970 Hydrology of the southern Kermadec Trench region. currents, salinity, temperature, oceanography, Circulation PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 56 (PDF, 7 MB, 28 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM055 Heath, R.A. 1975 Oceanic circulation off the east coast of New Zealand. currents, salinity, temperature, topography, Subtropical Convergence, oceanography PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 55 (PDF, 16 MB, 80 p.) Out of print
NBM054 Bradford, J.M. 1972 Systematics and ecology of New Zealand central east coast plankton sampled at Kaikoura. Copepoda, copepods, phytoplankton, taxonomy, nutrients, primary production PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 54 (PDF, 18 MB, 87 p.) Buy hard copy ($26)
NBM053 Jillett, J.B. 1971 Zooplankton and hydrology of Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. Copepoda, copepods, Euphausiacea, medusae, Nyctiphanes, larvae, nauplii, plutei, zoeae, turbidity, salinity, temperature, currents PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 53 (PDF, 27 MB, 103 p.) Buy hard copy ($30)
NBM052 Pawson, D.L. 1970 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea). Echinodermata, Holothuroidea, sea cucumber, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 52 (PDF, 13 MB, 69 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM051 Bergquist, P.R. 1970 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Porifera, Demospongiae. Part 2. Axinellida and Halichondrida. Sponge, systematics, demosponge, Axinella, Halichondrida, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 51 (PDF, 13 MB, 85 p.) Buy hard copy ($26)
NBM050 Summerhayes, C.P. 1969 Marine geology of the New Zealand subantarctic sea floor. Sediment, seafloor morphology, rocks, submarine features PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 50 (PDF, 20 MB, 92 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM049 Fry, W.G.; Hedgpeth, J.W. 1969 The fauna of the Ross Sea. Part 7. Pyconogonida, 1: Colossendeidae, Pycnogonidae, Endeidae, Ammotheidae. Antarctica, Arthropoda, sea spider, Chelicerata, Pantopoda, Pycnogonid, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 49 (PDF, 34 MB, 139 p.) Buy hard copy ($32)
NBM048 Garner, D.M. 1967 Hydrology of the south-east Tasman Sea. currents, oceanography, salinity, temperature PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 48 (PDF, 8 MB, 40 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM047 McKnight, D.G. 1969 An outline distribution of the New Zealand shelf fauna. Benthos survey, station list, and distribution of the Echinoidea. Echinodermata, sea urchin, checklist PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 47 (PDF, 24 MB, 89 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM046 Kennett, J.P. 1968 The fauna of the Ross Sea. Part 6. Ecology and distribution of Foraminifera. Antarctica, Forams, Protozoa, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 46 (PDF, 11 MB, 46 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM045 Lewis, K.B. 1970 A key to the Recent genera of the Foraminiferida. Forams, Protozoa, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 45 (PDF, 11 MB, 88 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)

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