A selection of bird species found in Marlborough, New Zealand
Backobourkia brouni is a large orbweaver spider native to New Zealand and Australia.
Blue cod are a popular recreational and commercial fish endemic to New Zealand waters, particularly around Cook Strait and the Marlborough Sounds.
With around 20% of New Zealand's coastline, and several lakes, Marlborough provides a habitat for a wide range of fish species, including several unique to Marlborough.
Galaxias are a genus of freshwater fish native to New Zealand, commonly known in their juvenile form as whitebait.
Once hunted to near extinction for their meat and skins, NZ fur seals are now common around the Marlborough coast.
Short finned eels (Anguilla australis), are the commonest of the two native eel species found in New Zealand
A unique reptile which is the sole living member of the Rhynchochocephalia order of reptiles which dates from the time of the dinosaurs.