Critter of the week

The NIWA Invertebrate Collection (NIC) holds specimens from almost all invertebrate phyla. This is a result of over half a century of marine taxonomic and biodiversity research in the New Zealand region, the wider South West Pacific and the Ross Sea, Antarctica.

In this weekly blog series we feature a new critter from our expansive invertebrate collection including pictures of specimens in their unique habitat. This blog will also feature interesting news, links and fun facts that showcase New Zealand’s fascinating marine fauna.