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euphausiid

any small, pelagic, shrimp-like CRUSTACEAN of the order Euphausiacea. Euphausiids are an important constituent ofkrill, the main food of whalebone whales.
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In crustaceans, the concentrations in decapods and euphausids (krill) are 310.1 [+ or -] 18.4, and 223.5 mM/kg [+ or -] 56.3, respectively.
Research gear used to investigate scattering layers formed by walleye pollock, lantern fish (Myctophidae), and euphausids in lower Chatham Strait, Alaska, took a 130 cm adult ragfish which had consumed only lantern fish ([Bracken.sup.10]).
The diet of the Eastern Canada-West Greenland (EC-WG) population consists primarily of calanoid copepods, mysids, and euphausids, and was inferred using short-term, indirect, and qualitative approaches, such as surface feeding observations, stomach content analysis, plankton net sampling, dive data, and stable isotope ratios (Finley, 2001; Lowry et al., 2004; Lee et al., 2005; Laidre et al., 2007; Pomerleau et al., 2011a, 2012).