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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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)
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)
NBM001 Anon 1955 Bibliography of New Zealand Oceanography 1949-1953. reference list, NZOI, DSIR, oceanographers, New Zealand PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 1 (PDF, 8 MB, 19 p.) Out of print
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)
NBM022 Bennett, E.W. 1964 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Crustacea: Brachyura. Arthropoda, crabs, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 22 (PDF, 38 MB, 120 p.) Buy hard copy ($29)
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)
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)
NBM037 Bergquist, P.R. 1968 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Porifera, Demospongiae. Part 1. (Tetractinomorpha and Lithistida). Sponge, systematics, Hadromerida, Homosclerophorida, Choristida, Lithistid, Epipolasida, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 37 (PDF, 19 MB, 105 p.) Buy hard copy ($26)
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)
NBM013 Bergquist, P.R.; Pike, R.B.; Hurley, D.E.; Ralph, P.M. 1961 Biological results of the Chatham Islands 1954 Expedition. Part 5. Porifera: Demospongiae; Porifera: Keratosa; Crustacea: Isopoda: Bopyridae; Crustacea Isopoda: Serolidae; Hydroida. Porifera, Sponge, Arthropoda, Crustacea, Isopoda, slater, Hydrozoa, hydroid, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 13 (PDF, 20 MB, 73 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)
NBM065 Beu, A.G. 1978 The marine fauna of New Zealand: The molluscan genera Cymatona and Fusitriton (Gastropoda, family Cymatiidae). Mollusca, snails, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 65 (PDF, 31 MB, 44 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
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)
NBM067 Bradford, J.M. 1975 New parasitic Choniostomatidae (Copepoda) mainly from Antarctic and subantarctic Ostracoda. Arthropoda, Crustacea, copepods, ostracods, systematics, parasitisim, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 67 (PDF, 20 MB, 36 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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

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