Euphausia superba Dana, 1850
Antarctic krill
photo by Arntz, Wolf E.

Family:  Euphausiidae ()
Max. size:  3 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; marine; depth range 15 - 130 m
Distribution:  Circumpolar in the Southern Ocean.
Biology:  Found along most of the Antarctic coastline. Adult krill populations' center of distribution is near the continental shelf break, juveniles are found in inshore waters and the eggs and larvae are found in offshore waters (Ref. 96896).
IUCN Red List Status: (LC); Date assessed: 12 March 2015 Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Guerzon, Lorielle Ivy - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 11.10.16

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