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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
FW =
L =
E =
I =

Octopus huttoni (Benham, 1943)

Classification:Mollusca (Phylum) > Cephalopoda (Class) > Coleoida (Subclass) > Octopoda (Order) > Octopodoidea (Superfamily) > Octopodidae (Family) > Octopus (Genus)
Synonyms:(=Polypus Schneider, =Pinnoctopus d'Orbigny, =Robsonella Adam)
(=australis Massy not Hoyle, =duplex Berry not Hoyle, =adamsi Benham, =campbelli of authors not Smith)
Geographical Range:[ACFMAn]
References and Publications:
  • O'Shea, S. 1999: The Marine Fauna of New Zealand: Octopoda (Mollusca: Cephalopoda), NIWA Biodiversity Memoir, Wellington, 112 (p.147)
  • Stranks, T.N., Norman, M.D. 1992: Review of the Octopus australis complex from Australia and New Zealand, with description of a new species (Mollusca: Cephalopoda), Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, 53 (p.371)
  • Toll, R.B. 1991: A note on the supposed homonyms of Octopus australis Hoyle, 1885, with comments on Octopus campbelli Smith, 1902 (Cephalopda: Octopodinae), The Nautilus, 105(3) (p.116)
  • Stranks, T.N. 1990: Three new species of Octopus (Mollusca: Cephalopoda) from south-eastern Australia, Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, 50 (p.457)
  • Tait, R.W. 1982: A taxonomic revision of Octopus australis Hoyle, 1885 (Octopodidae: Cephalopoda), with a redescription of the species, Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, 43 (p.20)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.444)

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