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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Euphausiacea
Family: Euphausiidae
Latreille, 1831

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Thysanopoda is a genus of krill, containing the following species: [1]

Krill order of crustaceans

Krill are small crustaceans of the order Euphausiacea, and are found in all the world's oceans. The name "krill" comes from the Norwegian word krill, meaning "small fry of fish", which is also often attributed to species of fish.

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Northern krill species of krill

Northern krill, Meganyctiphanes norvegica, is a species of krill that lives in the North Atlantic Ocean. It is an important component of the zooplankton, providing food for whales, fish and birds. M. norvegica is the only species recognised in the genus Meganyctiphanes, although it has been known by several synonyms:

Decapoda order of crustaceans

The Decapoda or decapods are an order of crustaceans within the class Malacostraca, including many familiar groups, such as crayfish, crabs, lobsters, prawns, and shrimp. Most decapods are scavengers. The order is estimated to contain nearly 15,000 species in around 2,700 genera, with around 3,300 fossil species. Nearly half of these species are crabs, with the shrimp and Anomura including hermit crabs, porcelain crabs, squat lobsters making up the bulk of the remainder. The earliest fossil decapod is the Devonian Palaeopalaemon.

Mysidae family of crustacea described by Adrian Hardy Haworth 1825

Mysidae is the largest family of crustaceans in the order Mysida, with over 1000 species in around 170 genera.

<i>Euphausia</i> genus of crustaceans

Euphausia is the largest genus of krill, and is placed in the family Euphausiidae. There are 31 species known in this genus, including Antarctic krill and ice krill from the Southern Ocean, and North Pacific krill in the Pacific Ocean.

<i>Nematoscelis</i> genus of krill

Nematoscelis is a genus of krill, containing the following species:

Stylocheiron is a genus of krill, containing the following species:

<i>Thysanoessa</i> genus of krill

Thysanoessa is a genus of krill, containing the following species:

Lysianassidae family of crustaceans

Lysianassidae is a family of marine amphipods, containing the following genera:

Majidae family of crustaceans

Majidae is a family of crabs, comprising around 200 marine species inside 52 genera, with a carapace that is longer than it is broad, and which forms a point at the front. The legs can be very long in some species, leading to the name "spider crab". The exoskeleton is covered with bristles to which the crab attaches algae and other items to act as camouflage.

Acetes is a genus of small shrimp that resemble krill, which is native throughout the seas of Asia. Several of its species are important for the production of shrimp paste in Southeast Asia, including Acetes japonicus, which is the world's most heavily fished species of wild shrimp or prawn in terms of total tonnage.

Sphaeromatidae family of crustaceans

Sphaeromatidae is a family of isopods, containing the following genera:

<i>Paguristes</i> genus of crustaceans

Paguristes is a genus of hermit crab in the family Diogenidae. It includes the following species :

<i>Munidopsis</i> genus of crustaceans

Munidopsis is a genus of squat lobster. It is the second largest of all the genera of squat lobsters, after Munida, with over 200 species. Its members are mainly found on continental slopes and on abyssal plains. A few fossil species are also known, including specimens from the Campanian (Cretaceous).

<i>Munida</i> genus of crustaceans

Munida is the largest genus of squat lobsters in the family Munididae, with over 240 species.

<i>Cyclograpsus</i> genus of crustaceans

Cyclograpsus is a genus of crabs, containing the following species:

<i>Hyastenus</i> genus of crustaceans

Hyastenus is a genus of crabs in the family Epialtidae, subfamily Pisinae, containing the following extant species:

<i>Ebalia</i> genus of crustaceans

Ebalia is a genus of crab in the family Leucosiidae.

<i>Gnathophausia</i> genus of crustaceans

Gnathophausia is a genus of lophogastrid crustacean. There are 10 species recognized in the genus Gnathophausia:


The Hexanauplia constitute a class of crustaceans, comprising three groups: the Copepoda, the Tantulocarida and the Thecostraca.


  1. Volker Siegel (2011). V. Siegel, ed. "Thysanopoda Milne-Edwards, 1830". World Euphausiacea database. World Register of Marine Species . Retrieved July 28, 2011.
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