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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

Nototodarus sloanni (Gray, 1849)

Classification:Cephalopoda - Coleoida - Oegopsida
Family:OMMASTREPHIDAE: TODARODINAE
Size/Grows to:Length 40cm (mantle)
Distribution: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
Geographical Range:CFMAnE.
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.394)
  • 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.321)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.441)

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