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Thysanoessa raschii

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subphylum  Crustacea
Family  Euphausiidae
Scientific name  Thysanoessa raschii
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Euphausiacea
Genus  Thysanoessa
Higher classification  Thysanoessa
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Similar  Thysanoessa, Northern krill, Thysanoessa longicaudata, Euphausia pacifica, Euphausia

Thysanoessa raschii, sometimes known as Arctic krill, is one of the most common euphausiid species of the subarctic and Arctic seas. They may reach 20–25 millimetres (0.8–1.0 in) long, and are sexually mature above 14 mm (0.6 in).

T. raschii is a major prey item of several taxa, planktivorous fishes and marine mammals. It is also a common prey item of seabirds, including shearwaters.

This species goes through a number of stages in its development. Roderick Macdonald defined the characteristics of fourteen stages, or 'furcilia'.

References

Thysanoessa raschii Wikipedia


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