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Annotated checklist of the marine flora and fauna of the Kermadec Islands Marine Reserve

Clinton A.J. Duffy
Department of Conservation & Auckland War Memorial Museum
Shane T. Ahyong
Australian Museum & University of New South Wales
Published
16 October 2015
Handle
www.aucklandmuseum.com/research/pub/bulletin/20/2

Abstract

At least 2086 species from 729 families are reported from the insular shelf and upper slope of the Kermadec Islands Marine Reserve and north Kermadec Ridge. The best known groups are benthic Foraminifera, benthic macroalgae, Cnidaria, Mollusca, Crustacea, Bryozoa, Echinodermata, fishes and sea birds. However knowledge of the region’s biota remains superficial and even amongst these groups new species records are commonplace. Bacteria, most planktonic groups, sessile invertebrates (particularly Porifera and Ascidiacea), infaunal and interstitial invertebrates, and parasites are largely unstudied.

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Clinton A.J. Duffy and Shane T. Ahyong. Annotated checklist of the marine flora and fauna of the Kermadec Islands Marine Reserve and northern Kermadec Ridge, New Zealand. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira. Bulletin of the Auckland Museum 20: 19:124.