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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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Nototodarus gouldi (McCoy, 1888)

Classification:Cephalopoda - Coleoida - Oegopsida
Size/Grows to:Length 40cm (mantle)
Distribution: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
Geographical Range:AC
References and Publications:
  • Dunning, M., Förch, E.C. 1998: A review of the systematics, distribution, and biology of arrow squids of the genus Nototodarus Pfeffer, 1912 (Cephalopoda: Ommastrephidae), Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 586 (p.397)
  • Smith, P.J., Mattlin, R.H., Roeleveld, M.A., Okutani, T. 1986: Arrow squids of the genus Nototodarus in New Zealand waters: systematics, biology and fisheries, New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 21(2) (p.323)
  • Smith, P.J., Roberts, P.E., Hurst, R.J. 1981: Evidence for two species of arrow squid in the New Zealand fishery, New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 15 (p.251)

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