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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NBM076 Dawson, E.W. 1979 Catalogue of type and figured specimens in the New Zealand Oceanographic Institute. holotype, paratype, taxonomy, systematics, Protozoa, Porifera, Coelenterata, Cnidaria, Annelida, Sipunculida, Arthropoda, Mollusca, Brachiopoda, Bryozoa, Echinodermata, Chordata PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 76 (PDF, 3 MB, 110 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM078 Swanson, K.M. 1979 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Ostracods of the Otago Shelf. Arthropoda, Crustacea, Ostracoda, seed shrimp, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 78 (PDF, 16 MB, 56 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM087 Bergquist, P.R.; Warne, K.P. 1980 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Porifera, Demospongiae. Part 3. (Haplosclerida and Nepheliospongida). Sponge, demosponge, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 87 (PDF, 11 MB, 77 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM086 Bradford, J.M.; Jillett, J.B. 1980 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Pelagic calanoid copepods: Family Aetidiidae. Zooplankton, Arthropoda, Copepoda, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 86 (PDF, 23 MB, 102 p.) Buy hard copy ($30)
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)
NBM089 Herzer, R.H. 1981 Late Quaternary stratigraphy and sedimentation of the Canterbury continental shelf, New Zealand. Geology, sedimentology, bathymetry, geomorphology, topography, gravel, sand, mud PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 89 (PDF, 14 MB, 71 p.) Buy hard copy ($30)
NBM088 Stanton, B.R.; Pickard, G.L. 1981 Physical oceanography of the New Zealand fiords. Fiordland, currents, freshwater, temperature, salinity PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 88 (PDF, 6 MB, 37 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM080 Rainer, S.F. 1981 Soft-bottom benthic communities in Otago Harbour and Blueskin Bay, New Zealand. Ecology, fauna, bathymetry, estuary, macrofauna PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 80 (PDF, 7 MB, 38 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM085 Millar, R.H. 1982 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Ascidiacea. Chordata, sea squirts, colonial, solitary, ascidian, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 85 (PDF, 21 MB, 117 p.) Buy hard copy ($34)
NBM090 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. Zooplankton, Arthropoda, Copepoda, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 90 (PDF, 28 MB, 150 p.) Buy hard copy ($44)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)

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