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Euphausia superba   Dana, 1850

Antarctic krill

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Euphausia superba   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Malacostraca | Euphausiacea | Euphausiidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Brinton, E. 1962. (Ref. 2864)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 3.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101405)

Environment
Pelagic; depth range 15 - 130 m (Ref. 111951)

Climate / Range
Polar, preferred -1°C (Ref. 107945); 49°S - 78°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution
Circumpolar in the Southern Ocean.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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 (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Internet sources
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
High