South of the subtropical convergence on the east coast of the South Island, and east to the Chatham Islands. 30 to 800 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.394)
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.321)
Powell, A.W.B. 1979New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.441)
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