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Reproduction and larval development in Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba)


Kawaguchi, S, Reproduction and larval development in Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba), Biology and Ecology of Antarctic Krill, Springer, V Siegel (ed), Switzerland, pp. 225-246. ISBN 9783319292779 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-29279-3_6


An understanding of the reproduction and larval development of Antarctic krill is important since reproductive output is a key factor influencing their overall population size. Seasonal cycles of maturity in krill are known to be finely synchronized with seasonal cycles of food, sea-ice and the light regime in the Antarctic environment. This chapter will describe the progression of Antarctic krill development throughout their life cycle, including their maturation process, fecundity, spawning, and larval development, in relation to various environmental factors that are thought to govern these processes. The chapter will close with some remarks on possible effects of climate change on krill life history.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:maturation process, light regime, seasonal cycle, sea ice, climate change
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Population ecology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Objective Field:Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
UTAS Author:Kawaguchi, S (Dr So Kawaguchi)
ID Code:114129
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2017-02-07
Last Modified:2018-04-04

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