Widespread in New Zealand and sub-Antarctic waters. Most commonly between 700 and 1100 metres
References and Publications
Bolstad, K.S. 2010 Systematics of the Onychoteuthidae Gray, 1847 (Cephalopoda: Oegopsida), Zootaxa, 2696 (p.87)
Bolstad, K.S. 2007 Systematics and distribution of the New Zealand onychoteuthid fauna (Cephalopoda: Oegopsida), including a new species, Notonykia nesisi sp. nov., Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 17 (p.319)
Nesis, K.N. 1987 Squids, Cuttlefishes, Octopuses, and Allies. (Translation by B.S. Levitov of original Russion version of 1982), Cephalopods of the World, T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City (p.193)
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 approximation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
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