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The Order Euphausiacea is a member of the Class Malacostraca. Here is the complete "parentage" of Euphausiacea:

The Order Euphausiacea is further organized into finer groupings including:


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Bentheuphausia amblyops, the deep sea krill is a species of krill, small shrimp-like crustaceans living in the ocean. B. amblyops is the only species within its genus, which in turn is the only genus within the family Bentheuphausiidae. All the 85 other species of krill known are classified in the family Euphausiidae. [more]


Krill is the common name given to the order Euphausiacea of shrimp-like marine crustaceans. Also known as euphausiids, these small invertebrates are found in all oceans of the world. The common name krill comes from the Norwegian word , meaning "young fry of fish", which is also often attributed to other species of fish. [more]

At least 118 species and subspecies belong to the Family Euphausiidae.

More info about the Family Euphausiidae may be found here.


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Last Revised: August 25, 2014
2014/08/25 15:04:34