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Species List for Family: Argonautidae
Mollusca (Phylum) > Cephalopoda (Class) > Coleoida (Subclass) > Octopodiformes (Superorder) > Octopoda (Order) > Incirrata (Suborder) > Argonautoidea (Superfamily) > Argonautidae (Family)
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  • Family: Argonautidae

  • Argonauta argo Linnaeus, 1758
    Length 150mm, Width 125mm, Paper Nautilus, Marine
    Worldwide. Northern part of North Island, Northland to Mahia, and down to Waikanae. On sandy beaches KAC
  • Argonauta nodosus Lightfoot, 1786
    Length 140mm, Width 105mm, Paper Nautilus, Marine
    North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands. Also Australia. On sandy beaches KACFM
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 approximation 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