Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Crustacea > Class Malacostraca > Subclass Eumalacostraca > Superorder Eucarida > Order Euphausiacea > Family Euphausiidae > Genus Meganyctiphanes

Meganyctiphanes norvegica (M. Sars, 1857)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

MeganyctiphanesHolt & Tattersall, 1905accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Danish: Norsk lyskrebs sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English: horned krill; nordic krill; northern krill sources: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS);McLaughlin, P.A., D.K. Camp, M.V. Angel, E.L. Bousfield, P. Brunel, R.C. Brusca, A.C. Cohen, K. Conlan, L.G. Eldredge, D.L. Felder, J.W. Goy, T. Haney, B. Hann, R.W. Heard, E.A. Hendrycks, H.H. Hobbs III, J.R. Holsinger, B. Kensley, D.R. Laubitz, S.E. Le. 2005. Common and Scientific Names of Aquatic Invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Crustaceans. American Fisheries Society Special Publication 31. 545 pp. plus index. ISBN 1-888569-64-6
 German: Nordischer Krill
 Swedish: krill


basis of record

van der Land, J. (2001). Euphausiacea, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 284

additional source

Holt, E.W.L. & W.M. Tattersall (1905) Schizopodous Crustacea from the north-east Atlantic slope. - Rep. Sea Inland Fish. Ireland, 1902-1903, pt. 2, app. 4: 99-152, 11 pls

additional source

Dyntaxa (2013) Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013].

additional source

Brunel, P., Bosse, L. & Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p.

additional source

Linkletter, L.E. 1977. A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B. 68 p.

additional source

Mauchline, J. and Fisher, L.R. (1969) The Biology of Euphausiids. Advances in Marine Biology 7: 1-454

additional source

Baker AdeC, Boden BP, Brinton E (1990) A Practical Guide to the Euphausiids of the World. London : Natural History Museum Publications, 1989

additional source

Brinton E, Ohman MD, Townsend AW, Knight MD, Bridgeman AL (2000) Euphausiids of the world ocean. ETI World Biodiversity database CD ROM Series. Springer Publ. Heidelberg

additional source

Mauchline, J.(1971) Euphausiacea Zooplanktonsheet 1,3,4, ICES

additional source

ITIS database

additional source

Mauchline, J. (1984). Euphausiid, stomatopod and leptostracan crustaceans: keys and notes for the identification of the species. Synopses of the British fauna (new series), 30. E.J. Brill; W. Backhuys: London, UK. ISBN 90-04-07471-6. vii, 91 pp.





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Euphausid Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (97 publications)
Barcode of Life (31 barcodes)
GenBank (67 nucleotides; 53 proteins)


Siegel, V. (2014). Meganyctiphanes norvegica (M. Sars, 1857). In: Siegel, V. (Ed) (2014). World Euphausiacea database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:110690




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