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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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North Island
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South Island
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Cephalopoda - Coleoida - Octopoda - Family: Octopodidae



Genus: Benthoctopus

Benthoctopus tangaroa O'Shea, 1999 (=Octopus sp. Kubodera in Amaoka et al .)

Genus: Callistoctopus


Genus: Enteroctopus

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

Genus: Graneledone

Graneledone taniwha O'Shea, 1999
Graneledone taniwha kubodera O'Shea, 1999 (=Pareledone sp. aff. polymorpha Kubodera)

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)
Octopus huttoni (Benham, 1943) (=australis Massy not Hoyle, =duplex Berry not Hoyle, =adamsi Benham, =campbelli of authors not Smith)
Octopus kaharoa O'Shea, 1999
Octopus mernoo O'Shea, 1999
Octopus oliveri (Berry, 1914)
Octopus sp O'Shea, 1999
Octopus tetricus Gould, 1852 (=australis Dell not Hoyle, =gibbsi O'Shea)

Genus: Pareledone

Pareledone sp. O'Shea, 1999

Genus: Thaumeledone

Thaumeledone zeiss O'Shea, 1999

Genus: Tremoctopus

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