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A photographic documentation of the development of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) from egg to early juvenile


Jia, Z and Virtue, P and Swadling, KM and Kawaguchi, S, A photographic documentation of the development of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) from egg to early juvenile, Polar Biology, 37, (2) pp. 165-179. ISSN 0722-4060 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s00300-013-1420-7


Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) is a key species in Antarctic marine ecosystems, as well as an important species in the Southern Ocean fishery. Here, we provide the first detailed photographic documentation of embryonic and larval development of Antarctic krill over a 5-month developmental period under controlled laboratory conditions. Developing embryos and larvae were photographed every 3 h and every 5 days, respectively. Our results indicated a developmental time of approximately 6 days for embryos and 138 days for larvae (0.5 C). This study provided baseline biometry information for future investigations of Antarctic krill development under changing environmental conditions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:larvae, climate change, krill
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Objective Field:Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
UTAS Author:Jia, Z (Miss Molly Jia)
UTAS Author:Virtue, P (Associate Professor Patti Virtue)
UTAS Author:Swadling, KM (Associate Professor Kerrie Swadling)
UTAS Author:Kawaguchi, S (Dr So Kawaguchi)
ID Code:88992
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:16
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2014-02-22
Last Modified:2017-11-03

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