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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

Argonauta nodosa Lightfoot, 1786

Classification:Cephalopoda - Coleoida - Octopoda
Family:ARGONAUTIDAE
Size/Grows to:Length 140mm, Width 105mm
Distribution:North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. Also Australia. On sandy beaches
Geographical Range:K.ACFM
Notes:
Paper Nautilus
References and Publications:
  • Woods, K. Nov/2002: Argonaut, Cookia, 13 (p.55)
  • O'Shea, S. 1999: The Marine Fauna of New Zealand: Octopoda (Mollusca: Cephalopoda), NIWA Biodiversity Memoir, Wellington, 112 (p.90)
  • Mienis, H.K. Nov/1998: On the Authorship of Argonauta nodosa, Poirieria, 23 (p.14)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.445)
  • Douglas, N. Mar/1974: The Paper Nautilus, Argonauta nodosa Soalnder, 1786, Poirieria, 7(3) (p.67)