November 2006
This review presents research on black and red corals as well as other deep sea coral groups.


This review presents:

  1. A comprehensive summary of research information for the New Zealand region on “black corals” and all “red corals”, as well as Paragorgia spp. (including the proposed protected species Paragorgia arborea), and other deep sea coral groups,
  2. distributional information for the main protected taxa, and an examination of likely factors that determine their distribution, and
  3. a list of all coral species in New Zealand waters.

Publication information

Published by the Department of Conservation

Report prepared by Mireille Consalvey, Kevin MacKay and Di Tracey, National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research Ltd, 301 Evans Bay Parade, Greta Point, Wellington.


Conservation Services Programme
Department of Conservation
PO Box 10-420
Wellington 6143


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