Mating behavior is unobserved at present. Eggs are laid on plants or bark. Young hatch as juveniles.
CONSERVATION STATUS Not listed by the IUCN.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS An intellectual curiosity. ♦
Swain, R., and C. I. Reid. "Observations on the Life History and Ecology of Anaspides tasmaniae." Journal of Crustacean Biology 3 (1983): 163-172.
Les Watling, PhD
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Phylum Arthropoda Subphylum Crustacea Class Malacostraca Order Euphausiacea Number of families 2
Small marine crustaceans known as "krill" that are found in all the world's oceans and are critical to the marine ecosystem, providing a link between plankton and larger species in the food chain
Photo: Krill (Euphausia superba) cooked by thermal water on Deception Island, Antarctica. (Photo by John Shaw. Bruce Coleman, Inc. Reproduced by permission.)
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