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Euphausia crystallorophias (ice krill)

Wikipedia Abstract

Euphausia crystallorophias is a species of krill, sometimes called ice krill, crystal krill, or Antarctic coastal krill. It lives in the coastal waters around Antarctica, further south than any other species of krill. The specimens for the species' original description were collected through holes cut in the ice by Robert Falcon Scott's Discovery Expedition, several thousand having been donated by Thomas Vere Hodgson.
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Prey / Diet

Calanoides acutus[1]
Codonellopsis gaussi[1]
Cymatocylis antarctica[1]
Euphausia crystallorophias (ice krill)[1]
Limacina helicina (helicid pteropod)[1]
Metridia gerlachei[1]
Pelagobia longicirrata[1]


Aetideopsis antarctica[1]
Alacia belgicae[1]
Antarctomysis ohlinii[1]
Aptenodytes forsteri (Emperor Penguin)[2]
Balaenoptera acutorostrata (Minke Whale)[2]
Balaenoptera bonaerensis (Antarctic Minke Whale)[3]
Balaenoptera musculus (Blue Whale)[1]
Calanus propinquus[1]
Chaenodraco wilsoni (Spiny icefish)[4]
Chionodraco hamatus (Crocodile icefish)[1]
Chionodraco myersi (Myers' icefish)[4]
Cryothenia peninsulae (Pithead)[1]
Ctenocalanus vanus[1]
Cygnodraco mawsoni (Mawson's dragonfish)[5]
Daption capense (Cape Petrel)[1]
Dissostichus mawsoni (Antarctic blenny)[1]
Electrona antarctica (Lanternfish)[1]
Epimeriella macronyx[1]
Eukrohnia hamata[1]
Euphausia crystallorophias (ice krill)[1]
Fulmarus glacialoides (Southern Fulmar)[1]
Gymnodraco acuticeps (Ploughfish)[5]
Gymnoscopelus braueri (Lanternfish)[1]
Gymnoscopelus nicholsi (Nichol's lanternfish)[1]
Hyperia macrocephala[1]
Hyperiella dilatata[1]
Hyperiella macronyx[1]
Lepidonotothen squamifrons (Grey rockcod)[1]
Limacina helicina (helicid pteropod)[1]
Lobodon carcinophaga (Crabeater Seal)[2]
Metridia gerlachei[1]
Microcalanus pygmaeus[1]
Mirounga leonina (Southern Elephant Seal)[1]
Oceanites oceanicus (Wilson's Storm-Petrel)[1]
Oithona frigida[1]
Oithona similis[1]
Oncaea curvata[1]
Pagodroma nivea (Snow Petrel)[1]
Pagothenia borchgrevinki (Bald notothen)[4]
Paradiplospinus gracilis (Slender escolar)[1]
Paraeuchaeta antarctica[1]
Paraeuchaeta erebi[1]
Paraeuchaeta similis[1]
Pelagobia longicirrata[1]
Pleuragramma antarctica (Antarctic silverfish)[2]
Protomyctophum bolini (Lanternfish)[1]
Pseudosagitta gazellae[1]
Pygoscelis adeliae (Adelie Penguin)[6]
Stephos longipes[1]
Thalassoica antarctica (Antarctic Petrel)[1]
Thysanoessa macrura[1]
Trematomus bernacchii (Emerald notothen)[1]
Trematomus eulepidotus (Blunt scalyhead)[1]
Trematomus hansoni (Striped rockcod)[1]
Trematomus lepidorhinus (Slender scalyhead)[1]
Trematomus newnesi (Dusky notothen)[4]
Trematomus scotti (Crowned rockcod)[1]
Triconia antarctica[1]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Food of emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri) in the western Ross Sea, Antarctica, Y. Cherel and G. L. Kooyman, Marine Biology (1998) 130: 335-344
3Feeding Habits and Prey Consumption of Antarctic Minke Whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis) in the Southern Ocean, Tsutomu Tamura and Kenji Konishi, J. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci., Vol. 42: 13–25
4The role of notothenioid fish in the food web of the Ross Sea shelf waters: a review, M. La Mesa, J. T. Eastman, M. Vacchi, Polar Biol (2004) 27: 321–338
5Diet of two Antarctic dragonfish (Pisces: Bathydraconidae) from the Indian sector of the Southern Ocean, EVGENY A. PAKHOMOV, Antarctic Science 10 (1): 55-61 (1998)
6Diet and foraging effort of Adélie penguins in relation to pack-ice conditions in the southern Ross Sea, David G. Ainley, Peter R. Wilson, Kerry J. Barton, Grant Ballard, Nadav Nur, Brian Karl, Polar Biol (1998) 20: 311-319
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