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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: Ommastrephidae

Ommastrephidae: Ommastrephinae


Genus: Eucleoteuthis

Eucleoteuthis luminosa (Sasaki, 1915)

Genus: Hyaloteuthis

Hyaloteuthis pelagica (Bosc, 1802)

Genus: Ommastrephes

Ommastrephes bartramii (Lesueur, 1821)

Genus: Sthenoteuthis


Ommastrephidae: Todarodinae


Genus: Martialia

Martialia hyadesi Rochebrune & Mabille, 1889

Genus: Nototodarus

Nototodarus gouldi (McCoy, 1888)
Length 40cm (mantle)
Temperate to subtropical Australian waters, around New Zealand, north of the subtropical convergence. Recorded from about 50 to 700 metres, most commonly around 300 metres [AC]
Nototodarus sloanni (Gray, 1849)
Length 40cm (mantle), Endemic
South of the subtropical convergence on the east coast of the South Island, and east to the Chatham Islands. 30 to 800 metres. Most commonly around 300 metres [CFMAnE.]

Genus: Todarodes

Todarodes filippovae Adam, 1975 (=angolensis Nesis not Adam)
Length 50cm (mantle)
Southern North Island south, circumpolar in the Southern Ocean. About 300 to 1200 metres [CFMAn]