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

Onykia (Moroteuthopsis) ingens (E.A.Smith, 1881)

Classification:Cephalopoda - Coleoida - Oegopsida
Family:ONCYCHOTEUTHIDAE
Size/Grows to:Length 55cm (mantle)
Distribution:Widespread in New Zealand and sub-Antarctic waters. Most commonly between 250 and 900 metres
Geographical Range:ACFMAn
References and Publications:
  • Bolstad, K.S. 2010: Systematics of the Onychoteuthidae Gray, 1847 (Cephalopoda: Oegopsida), Zootaxa, 2696 (p.96)
  • Bolstad, K.S. 2007: Systematics and distribution of the New Zealand onychoteuthid fauna (Cephalopoda: Oegopsida), including a new species, Notonykia nesisi sp. nov., Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 17 (p.314)
  • Roper, C.F.E., Sweeney, M.J., Nauen, C.E. 1984: Food and Agriculture Organization Species Catalogue: Volume 3. Cephalopods of the World. An Annotated and Illustrated Catalogue of Species of Interest to Fisheries, FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes, 125(3) (p.130)
  • Clarke, M.R. 1980: Cephalopoda in the diet of sperm whales of the southern hemisphere and their bearing on sperm whale biology, Discovery Reports, 37 (p.121)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.441)