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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
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced
Cephalopoda (Phylum) > Mollusca (Subphylum) > Coleoida (Subclass) > Octopoda (Order) > Octopodoidea (Superfamily) > Octopodidae (Family)
Octopodidae
 
Genus: Benthoctopusmap >
Endemic
ACM
Benthoctopus tangaroa O'Shea, 1999 (=Octopus sp. Kubodera in Amaoka et al .)
Endemic
CFMAn
Endemic
ACFM
Genus: Callistoctopusmap >
Endemic
K
Genus: Enteroctopusmap >
Enteroctopus zealandicus Benham, 1944 (=cordiformis Filhol not Quoy & Gaimand, =maorum of authors not Hutton, =dofleini Imber not Wülker)
Length 140cm, Endemic
East coast South Island, Chatham Rise, Southern Plateau CFMAn
Genus: Graneledonemap >
Endemic
KACFM
Graneledone taniwha O'Shea, 1999
Endemic
CFMAn
Graneledone taniwha kubodera O'Shea, 1999 (=Pareledone sp. aff. polymorpha Kubodera)
Endemic
An
Genus: Macroctopusmap >
Macroctopus maorum (Hutton, 1880) (=australis Benham not Hoyle, =cordiformis O'Shea not Quoy & Gaimard)
Common Octopus
North, South, Stewart, Chatham, Auckland and Campbell Islands ACFAn
Genus: Octopusmap >
Octopus campbelli (E.A.Smith, 1902) (=australis of authors not Hoyle in part)
Endemic
FAn
Octopus huttoni (Benham, 1943) (=australis Massy not Hoyle, =duplex Berry not Hoyle, =adamsi Benham, =campbelli of authors not Smith)
ACFMAn
Octopus kaharoa O'Shea, 1999
Endemic
AC
Octopus mernoo O'Shea, 1999
Endemic
CFM
Octopus oliveri (Berry, 1914)
K
Octopus sp O'Shea, 1999
A
Octopus tetricus Gould, 1852 (=australis Dell not Hoyle, =gibbsi O'Shea)
A
Genus: Pareledonemap >
Pareledone sp. O'Shea, 1999
Genus: Thaumeledonemap >
Endemic
ACM
Thaumeledone zeiss O'Shea, 1999
Endemic
FM
Genus: Tremoctopusmap >
Tremoctopus robsonianus Kirk, 1883 (=violaceus of authors not delle Chiaje, =gracilis of authors not Eydoux & Souleyet)
Endemic
Off Three Kings Islands, off Great Barrier Island and White Island KAC