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Octopodidae

  • Enteroctopus zealandicus Benham, 1944
    (=cordiformis Filhol not Quoy & Gaimand, =maorum of authors not Hutton, =dofleini Imber not W├╝lker)
    Length 140cm, Marine, Endemic
    East coast South Island, Chatham Rise, Southern Plateau CFMAnE.
  • Macroctopus maorum (Hutton, 1880)
    (=australis Benham not Hoyle, =cordiformis O'Shea not Quoy & Gaimard)
    Common Octopus Wheke. Marine
    North, South, Stewart, Chatham, Auckland and Campbell Islands ACFAn
  • Tremoctopus robsonianus Kirk, 1883
    (=violaceus of authors not delle Chiaje, =gracilis of authors not Eydoux & Souleyet)
    Marine, Endemic
    Off Three Kings Islands, off Great Barrier Island and White Island KACE.
Key to Geographical Ranges
NZ Map showing 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
R =
Recent
Sf =
Subfossil
Fo =
Fossil