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New Zealand Arrow Squid
Squid from kaikoura montage copy
Common Name Wellington Flying Squid
Range New Zealand
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Cephalopoda
Order Teuthida
Family Ommastrephidae
Genus Nototodarus
Species N. sloanii

The New zealand arrow squid, or Wellington flying squid, (Nototodarus Sloanii), is a species of squid a favoured prey species of a number of marine mammals and diving birds. For example, New zealand arrow squid is an important food source for the endangered yellow-eyed penguin, (Megadyptes antipodes). Furthermore, N. sloanii is sought by trawler fishermen for human consumption; in this trawling process, australian sea lions are frequently killed, since they prey upon N. sloanii.