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Antarctic Krill
Antarctic Krill
Information
Range Southern Ocean
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Euphausiacea
Family Euphausiidae
Genus Euphausia
Species Euphausia superba

The Antarctic Krill (Euphausia Superba) is a specie from the Euphausia genus. It is found in the Antarctic waters of the Southern Ocean.

AppearanceEdit

It is a shrimp-like crustacean that lives in large schools, called swarms, sometimes reaching densities of 10,000–30,000 individual animals per cubic metre.

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DietEdit

It feeds directly on minute phytoplankton, thereby using the primary production energy that the phytoplankton originally derived from the sun in order to sustain their pelagic (open ocean) life cycle.

LifespanEdit

The main spawning season of Antarctic krill is from January to March, both above the continental shelf and also in the upper region of deep sea oceanic areas. In the typical way of all krill, the male attaches a spermatophore to the genital opening of the female. For this purpose, the first pleopods (legs attached to the abdomen) of the male are constructed as mating tools. Females lay 6,000–10,000 eggs at one time. They are fertilised as they pass out of the genital opening.

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