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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

Iridoteuthis maoria Dell, 1959

Classification:Cephalopoda - Coleoida - Sepiolida
Family:SEPIOLIDAE: HETEROTEUTHINAE
Size/Grows to:Length 38mm (animal), 20mm (mantle)
Distribution:North Island. Cook Strait to Bay of Plenty. Washed ashore and living up to 370 metres
Geographical Range:AC
References and Publications:
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.440)

Note: Localities are approximate, and represent only some of the known localities for the species.