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Key to Geographical Ranges
The symbols K.A.C.F.M.An. are used to indicate the geographical range of the species. They have been adopted to give an approxomation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
K=
Kermadec Islands
A=
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
C=
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
F=
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
M=
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
An=
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
FW =
Freshwater
L =
Land
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced
Cephalopoda - Coleoida - Octopoda - Family: Argonautidae

Argonautidae

 

Genus: Argonauta

 
Argonauta argo Linnaeus, 1758
Length 150mm, Width 125mm, Paper Nautilus
Worldwide. Northern part of North Island, Northland to Mahia, and down to Waikanae. On sandy beaches [K.AC]
 
Argonauta nodosa Lightfoot, 1786
Length 140mm, Width 105mm, Paper Nautilus
North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. Also Australia. On sandy beaches [K.ACFM]