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Nyctiphanes australis.jpg
Nyctiphanes australis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Euphausiacea
Family: Euphausiidae
Genus: Nyctiphanes
G. O. Sars, 1883
Species [1]

Nyctiphanes is a genus of krill, comprising four species with an anti-tropical distribution.[2] Based on molecular phylogenetic analyses of the cytochrome oxidase gene and 16S ribosomal DNA, Nyctiphanes is believed to have evolved during the Miocene.[2]


  1. ^ Volker Siegel (2011). V. Siegel, eds. "Nyctiphanes Sars, 1883". World Euphausiacea database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b M. Eugenia D'Amato; Gordon W. Harkins; Tulio de Oliveira; Peter R. Teske; Mark J. Gibbons (2008). "Molecular dating and biogeography of the neritic krill Nyctiphanes" (PDF). Marine Biology. 155 (2): 243–247. doi:10.1007/s00227-008-1005-0.