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)
NBM075 Ridgway, N.M. 1975 Hydrology of the Bounty Islands region. currents, salinity, temperature, oceanography, Circulation PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 75 (PDF, 3 MB, 27 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM074 Irwin, J. 1975 Checklist of New Zealand lakes. freshwater, altitude, bibliography, tectonic basins, glacial lakes, volcanic lakes PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 74 (PDF, 18 MB, 161 p.) Buy hard copy ($45)
NBM073 Ridgway, N.M.; Heath, R.A. 1975. 1975 Hydrology of the Kermadec Islands region. currents, salinity, temperature, oceanography, Circulation PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 73 (PDF, 5 MB, 28 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM072 Heath, R.A. 1975 Oceanic circulation and hydrology off the southern half of South Island, New Zealand. currents, salinity, temperature, oceanography PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 72 (PDF, 5 MB, 36 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM071 Glasby, G.P.; Hubred, G.L. 1976 Comprehensive bibliography of marine manganese nodules. reference list, Geology PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 71 (PDF, 11 MB, 55 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
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)
NBM069 Foster, B.A. 1978 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Barnacles (Cirripedia: Thoracica). Arthropoda, Cirripedia, Maxillopoda, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 69 (PDF, 112 MB, 160 p.) Buy hard copy ($45)
NBM068 Vine, P.J. 1977 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Spirorbinae (Polychaeta: Serpulidae). Annelida, worm, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 68 (PDF, 38 MB, 68 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
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)
NBM066 Grant, R.A 1976 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Isididae (Octocorallia: Gorgonacea) from New Zealand and the Antarctic. Cnidaria, bamboo coral, Alcyonacea, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 65 (PDF, 56 MB, 56 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)
NBM064 Lewis, V.J. 1977 Bibliography of New Zealand submarine geology 1866–1969. reference list, NZOI, DSIR, geologists PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 64 (PDF, 27 MB, 32 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)

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