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

Vampyroteuthis infernalis Chun, 1903

Classification:Cephalopoda - Coleoida - Vampyromorpha
Family:VAMPYROTEUTHIDAE
Size/Grows to:55mm Length (animal)
Distribution:North Island, 900 metres. Also over Kermadec Trench and off West Africa
Geographical Range:ACAn
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.255)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.443)

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