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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.
Kermadec Islands
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
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Cephalopoda - Coleoida - Oegopsida - Family: Cranchiidae

Cranchiidae: Cranchiinae


Genus: Cranchia

Cranchia scabra Leach, 1817

Genus: Leachia

Leachia rynchophorus (Rochebrune, 1884) (=cyclura Imber not Lesueur, =Pyrgopsis pacificus Massy not Issel)
Off Three Kings Islands. Also Atlantic, Japan, Tahiti [AC]

Cranchiidae: Taoniinae


Genus: Bathothauma


Genus: Galiteuthis

Galiteuthis pacifica (Robson, 1948) (=armata Imber not Joubin)
Galiteuthis suhmi (Hoyle, 1885) (=glacialis Imber not Chun)

Genus: Helicocranchia


Genus: Liguriella

Liguriella pardus Berry, 1916
Length 75mm
Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands [K.]
Liguriella podophtalma Issel, 1908 (=Fusochranchia pellucida Imber not Chun)

Genus: Megalocranchia

Megalocranchia maxima Pfeffer, 1884

Genus: Sandalops


Genus: Taonius

Taonius cf. pavo (Lesueur, 1821)

Genus: Teuthowenia

Teuthowenia pellucida (Chun, 1910) (=impennis Robson, =Megalocranchia pardus Berry, =M.richardsoni Dell)
North Island. White Island Trench and south of Cape Palliser [ACFMAn]