Ecology of Euphausia superba
Main Ref. SAUP Database, 2006
Remarks Found along most of the Antarctic coastline. Adult krill populations' center of distribution is near the continental shelf break, juveniles are found in inshore waters and the eggs and larvae are found in offshore waters (Ref. 96896).

Aquatic zones / Water bodies

Marine - Neritic Marine - Oceanic Brackishwater Freshwater
Marine zones / Brackish and freshwater bodies
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Euphausia superba may be found.


Substrate Pelagic;
Substrate Ref. Brinton, E., 1962
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Ref. Brinton, E., 1962
Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type plants/detritus+animals (troph. 2.2-2.79)
Feeding type Ref. Price, H.J., K.R. Boyd and C.M. Boyd, 1988
Feeding habit filtering plankton
Feeding habit Ref. Price, H.J., K.R. Boyd and C.M. Boyd, 1988

Trophic Level(s)

Estimation method original sample unfished population Remark
Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition
From individual food items 2.25 0.03 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 9948)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Guerzon, Lorielle Ivy on 04.17.07
Modified by Polido, Rubyann Robelle on 10.18.16
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