Temperate to subtropical Australian waters, around New Zealand, north of the subtropical convergence. Recorded from about 50 to 700 metres, most commonly around 300 metres
References and Publications
Dunning, M., Förch, E.C. 1998 A review of the systematics, distribution, and biology of arrow squids of the genus Nototodarus Pfeffer, 1912 (Cephalopoda: Ommastrephidae), Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 586 (p.397)
Smith, P.J., Mattlin, R.H., Roeleveld, M.A., Okutani, T. 1986 Arrow squids of the genus Nototodarus in New Zealand waters: systematics, biology and fisheries, New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 21(2) (p.323)
Smith, P.J., Roberts, P.E., Hurst, R.J. 1981 Evidence for two species of arrow squid in the New Zealand fishery, New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 15 (p.251)
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