Nototodarus sloanii (Gray, 1849)
Wellington flying squid
Nototodarus sloanii
photo by FAO

Family:  Ommastrephidae (flying squids and arrow squids), subfamily: Todarodinae
Max. size:  42 cm ML (male/unsexed); max.weight: 1,800.0 g
Environment:  pelagic; marine; depth range 0 - 500 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: New Zealand; Known from the South Island, the southeast coast of the North Island, also from south of the Aukland Island and west to the Chatham Islands.
IUCN Red List Status: (LC); Date assessed: 05 May 2010 Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 11.12.05
Modified by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 09.09.08

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