The Full Wiki

More info on Pacific krill

Pacific krill: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pacific krill
A nauplius of Euphausia pacifica hatching from its egg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Euphausiacea
Family: Euphausiidae
Genus: Euphausia
Species: E. pacifica
Binomial name
Euphausia pacifica
Hansen, 1911

Pacific krill, Euphausia pacifica, is a euphausid that lives in the Pacific Ocean.

Pacific krill is fished intensively in the waters around Japan, where it is called isada krill or tsunonashi okiami (ツノナシオキアミ). The annual catch of krill in Japanese seas is limited to 70,000 metric tonnes by governmental regulations.

In the Pacific Ocean off the shores of the United States and Canada, E. pacifica is an important prey item of Cassin's Auklet and other planktivorous seabirds.



Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address