Malacostraca | Euphausiacea
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Pelagic; depth range 15 - 130 m (Ref. 111951). Polar, preferred -1°C (Ref. 107945); 46°S - 78°S, 180°W - 180°E
Circumpolar in the Southern Ocean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 3.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101405)
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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Brinton, E. 1962. (Ref. 2864)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO - Fisheries: landings, species profile | FIRMS (Stock assessments) | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.43-0.5).
): -1.5 - 1.6, mean 0.2 (based on 535 cells).
Prior r = 0.51, 95% CL = 0.34 - 0.79, Based on 1 stock assessment.