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Collecting and processing euphausiids

Johnson, Magnus L.; Tarling, Geraint A.


Geraint A. Tarling


© 2017 The Author 2017. Euphausiid crustaceans, commonly referred to as krill, are fast-moving, pelagic, exclusively marine, and found in all oceans generally below 50 m. While restricted to only 86 species in two families, the six largest-size species are abundant in higher latitudes and of commercial interest. Assessment of stocks and collection of specimens generally involves location using active-acoustic surveying and towed equipment from research vessels. Capturing live euphausiids for physiological work requires particular care. The appropriate treatment of specimens obtained depends upon the reason for their collection and a range of options are discussed.


Johnson, M. L., & Tarling, G. A. (2017). Collecting and processing euphausiids. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 37(2), 228-231.

Journal Article Type Review
Acceptance Date Jan 20, 2017
Online Publication Date Apr 13, 2017
Publication Date Mar 1, 2017
Deposit Date Apr 1, 2022
Journal Journal of Crustacean Biology
Print ISSN 0278-0372
Electronic ISSN 1937-240X
Publisher Oxford University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 37
Issue 2
Pages 228-231
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