Meganyctiphanes norvegica   (Sars, 1857)

Norwegian krill
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Euphausiacea | Euphausiidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Pelagic; depth range 100 - 600 m (Ref. 96715), usually ? - 500 m (Ref. 118505).  Boreal; 2°C - 15°C (Ref. 118496), preferred 4°C (Ref. 107945); 80°N - 27°N, 78°W - 52°E (Ref. 118505)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Arctic, Atlantic and the Mediterranean: from North Carolina, USA and Canada (Hudson Strait) to 52°E in Novaya Zemlya, Russia, north to Fram Strait and south to Cape Juby, Morocco.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 4.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2864)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth range from Ref. 118505. This is an omnivorous species (Refs. 96715, 118584) (Ref. 356).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Brinton, E. 1962. (Ref. 2864)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: ; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 1.6 - 11.1, mean 3.6 (based on 68 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown