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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
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced
Cephalopoda - Coleoida - Octopoda - Family: Octopodidae

Octopodidae

 

Genus: Benthoctopus

 
Endemic
[ACME.]
 
Benthoctopus tangaroa O'Shea, 1999 (=Octopus sp. Kubodera in Amaoka et al .)
Endemic
[CFMAnE.]
 
Endemic
[ACFME.]
 

Genus: Callistoctopus

 
Endemic
[K.E.]
 

Genus: Enteroctopus

 
Enteroctopus zealandicus Benham, 1944 (=cordiformis Filhol not Quoy & Gaimand, =maorum of authors not Hutton, =dofleini Imber not W├╝lker)
Length 140cm, Endemic
East coast South Island, Chatham Rise, Southern Plateau [CFMAnE.]
 

Genus: Graneledone

 
Endemic
[K.ACFME.]
 
Graneledone taniwha O'Shea, 1999
Endemic
[CFMAnE.]
 
Graneledone taniwha kubodera O'Shea, 1999 (=Pareledone sp. aff. polymorpha Kubodera)
Endemic
[AnE.]
 

Genus: Macroctopus

 
Macroctopus maorum (Hutton, 1880) (=australis Benham not Hoyle, =cordiformis O'Shea not Quoy & Gaimard)
Common Octopus
North, South, Stewart, Chatham, Auckland and Campbell Islands [ACFAn]
 

Genus: Octopus

 
Octopus campbelli (E.A.Smith, 1902) (=australis of authors not Hoyle in part)
Endemic
[FAnE.]
 
Octopus huttoni (Benham, 1943) (=australis Massy not Hoyle, =duplex Berry not Hoyle, =adamsi Benham, =campbelli of authors not Smith)
[ACFMAn]
 
Octopus kaharoa O'Shea, 1999
Endemic
[ACE.]
 
Octopus mernoo O'Shea, 1999
Endemic
[CFME.]
 
Octopus oliveri (Berry, 1914)
[K.]
 
Octopus sp O'Shea, 1999
 
[A]
 
Octopus tetricus Gould, 1852 (=australis Dell not Hoyle, =gibbsi O'Shea)
[A]
 

Genus: Pareledone

 
Pareledone sp. O'Shea, 1999
 

Genus: Thaumeledone

 
Endemic
[ACME.]
 
Thaumeledone zeiss O'Shea, 1999
Endemic
[FME.]
 

Genus: Tremoctopus

 
Tremoctopus robsonianus Kirk, 1883 (=violaceus of authors not delle Chiaje, =gracilis of authors not Eydoux & Souleyet)
Endemic
Off Three Kings Islands, off Great Barrier Island and White Island [K.ACE.]