Aldenhoven, J.M. (1986). Different reproductive strategies in a sex-changing coral reef fish Centropyge bicolor (Pomacanthidae). Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 37: 353-60.

Aldenhoven, J.M. (1986). Local variation in mortality rates and life-expectancy estimates of the coral-reef fish Centropyge bicolor (Pisces: Pomacanthidae) Marine Biology, 92: 237-244.

Babcock, R.C., G.D. Bull, P.L. Harrison, A.J. Heyward, J.K. Oliver, C.C. Wallace and B.L. Willis (1986). Synchronous spawnings of 105 scleractinian coral species on the Great Barrier Reef. Marine Biology, 90: 379-394.

Baccaert, J. (1986). Foraminiferal bio- and thanatocoenoses of reef flats, Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Nature of substrate. Annls Soc. r. zool. Belg., 116: 3-14.

Boon, P.I. (1986). Uptake and release of nitrogen compounds in coral reef and seagrass, Thallassia hemprichii (Ehrenb.) Aschers, bed sediments at Lizard Island, Queensland. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 37: 11-19.

Bruce, N.L. (1986). Cirolanidae (Crustacea: Isopoda) of Australia. Records of the Australian Museum, 6: 239pp.

Bruce, N.L. (1986). Australian Pleopodias Richardson, 1910, and Anilocra Leach, 1818 (Isopoda: Cymothoidae), crustacean parasites of marine fishes. Records of the Australian Museum, 39: 85-130.

Buckley, R.C. and S.B. Knedlhans (1986). Beachcomber biogeography: interception of dispersing propagules by islands. Journal of Biogeography, 13: 69-70.

Cannon, L.R.G. and H. Silver (1986). Sea Cucumbers of Northern Australia Queensland Museum, Brisbane.
Coates, M., D.W. Connell, J. Bodero, G.J. Miller and R. Back (1986). Aliphatic hydrocarbons in Great Barrier Reef organisms and environment. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 23: 99-113.

Cox, G. (1986). Comparison of Prochloron from different hosts, I. Structural and ultrastructural characteristics. New Phytol., 104: 429-445.

Cox, G. (1986). The origins of chloroplasts in eukaryotes. Nature, 322: 412.

Denton, G.R.W. and C. Burdon-Jones (1986). Trace metals in algae from the Great Barrier Reef. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 17(3): 98-107.

Duckworth, B.G. and J. McLean (1986). Notes on a collection of butterflies from the islands of the Great Barrier Reef. Australian Entomological Magazine, 13: 43-48.

Frith, C.A., J.M. Leis and B. Goldman (1986). Currents in the Lizard Island region of the Great Barrier Reef Lagoon and their relevance to potential movements of larvae. Coral Reefs, 5: 81-92.

Gladstone, W. (1986). Spawning behavior of the bumphead parrotfish Bolbometapon muricatum at Yonge Reef, Great Barrier Reef. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology, 33(3): 326-328.

Holland, N.D., J.R. Strickler and A.B. Leonard (1986). Particle interception, transport and rejection by the feather star Oligometra serripinna (Echinodermata: Crinoidea), studied by frame analysis of videotapes. Marine Biology, 93: 111-126.

Hutchings, P. and C. Glasby (1986). The Polycirrinae (Polychaeta: Terebellidae) from Australia. Records of the Australian Museum, 38: 319-350.

Imajima, M. and H.A. Ten Hove (1986). Serpulinae (Annelida, Polychaeta) from Nauru, the Gilbert Islands (Kiribati) and the Solomon Islands. Proceedings of the Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology, 32: 1-16.

Kojis, B.L. (1986). Sexual reproduction in Acropora (Isopora) (Coelenterata: Scleractinia). II. Latitudinal variation in A. palfifera from the Great Barrier Reef and Papua New Guinea. Marine Biology, 91: 311-318.

Leis, J.M. (1986). Vertical and horizontal distribution of fish larvae near coral reefs at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef. Marine Biology, 90: 505-516.

Leis, J.M. (1986). Larval development in four species of Indo-Pacific coral trout Plectropomus (Pisces: Serranidae: Epinephelinae) with an analysis of the relationships of the genus. Bulletin of Marine Science, 38(3): 525-552.

Leis, J.M. (1986). Ecological requirements of Indo-Pacific larval fishes: a neglected zoogeographic factor. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Indo-Pacific Fishes, 759-766.

Leis, J.M. and S. Bullock (1986). The luminous cardinalfish Siphamia (Pisces, Apogonidae): development of larvae and the luminous organ. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Indo-Pacific Fishes, 703-714.

Meyer, D.L. and K.B. Meyer (1986). Biostratinomy of recent crinoids (Echinodermata) at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Palaios, 1: 294-302.

Newman, L.J. (1986). Snails with clear 'plastic' shells. Australian Shell News, 55: 1-2.

Newman, L.J. (1986). Catching snails that swim. Hawaiian Shell News, Vol. ?: 3.

Olson, R.R. (1986). Light-enhanced growth of the ascidian Didemnum molle/ Prochloron sp. symbiosis. Marine Biology, 93: 437-442.

Poore, G.C.B. and H.M. Lew Ton (1986). New species of Aenigmathura and Pseudanthra (Crustacea: Isopoda: Paranthuridae) from Eastern Australia. Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria, 47(1): 59-73.

Rowe, F.W.E, A.K. Hoggett, R.A. Birtles and L.L. Vail (1986). Revision of some comasterid general from Australia (Echinodermata: Crinoidea), with descriptions of two new genera and nine new species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 86: 197-277.

Saunders, W.B. (1986). Nautilus in Australia. Australian Shell News, 56: 1-2.

Smith, G.C. and R.C. Buckley (1986). Eagle Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Corella, 10(3): 81-83.