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Euphausia superba   Dana, 1850

Antarctic krill
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Euphausiacea | Euphausiidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Pelagic; depth range 15 - 130 m (Ref. 111951).  Polar, preferred -1°C (Ref. 107945); 49°S - 78°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Circumpolar in the Southern Ocean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 3.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101405)

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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Brinton, E. 1962. (Ref. 2864)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 12 March 2015

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FIRMS (Stock assessments) | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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Eggs
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Larvae
Abundance

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: species profile; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): -1.5 - 1.6, mean 0.2 (based on 535 cells).
Prior r = 0.51, 95% CL = 0.34 - 0.79, Based on 1 stock assessment.
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High