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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
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced

Taningia danae Joubin, 1931

Classification:Cephalopoda - Coleoida - Oegopsida
Family:OCTOPOTEUTHIDAE
Size/Grows to:Length 170cm (mantle)
Distribution:Widespread in deepwater around New Zealand, and temperate and tropical waters of all oceans. From near the surface to at least 1246 metres
Geographical Range:AAn
References and Publications:
  • Imber, M.J. 1992: Cephalopods eaten by wandering albatrosses (Diomedea exulans L.) breeding at six circumpolar localities, Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 22 (p.247)
  • Clarke, M.R., MacLeod, N. 1982: Cephalopod remains from the stomachs of sperm whales caught in the Tasman Sea, Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, 43 (p.28)