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Euphausia superba
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Euphausiacea
Family: Euphausiidae
Genus: Euphausia
Dana, 1850
Type species
Euphausia superba
Dana, 1850

Euphausia is the largest genus of krill, and is placed in the family Euphausiidae. There are 31 species known in this genus, including Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) and ice krill (Euphausia crystallorophias) from the Southern Ocean, and North Pacific krill (Euphausia pacifica) in the Pacific Ocean.[1]


  1. ^ Volker Siegel (2011). V. Siegel, ed. "Euphausia Dana, 1850". World Euphausiacea database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved October 3, 2011. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Euphausia at Wikimedia Commons