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Washed up on Ninety Mile Beach, 1980's. 133mm
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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
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced

Nautilus pompilius Linnaeus, 1758

Classification:Cephalopoda - Nautiloidea - Nautilida
Family:NAUTILIDAE
Distribution:Far North
Geographical Range:A
Notes:
Chambered Nautilus. Occasionally washes ashore on northern beaches. Compared to N. macromphalus, pompilius has calcified layer covering umbilicus
References and Publications:
  • Reid, A., Wilson, N.G. 2015: Octopuses of the Kermadec Islands: Discovery and description of a new member of the Octopus ‘vulgaris’ complex (O. jollyorum, sp. nov.) and the first description of a male Callistoctopus kermadecensis (Berry, 1914), Bulletin of the Auckland Museum, 20 (p.351)
  • Jereb, P., Roper, C.F.E. 2005: Cephalopods of the World: An Annotated and Illustrated Catalogue of Cephalopod Species Known to Date. Chambered Nautiluses and Sepioids (Nautilidae, Sepiidae, Sepiolidae, Sepiadariidae, Idiosephiidae and Spirulidae), FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes, FAO, Rome, Italy, 4(1) (p.52)

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