order Euphausiacea


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Related to order Euphausiacea: order Stomatopoda, order Decapoda, order Amphipoda
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Noun1.order Euphausiacea - small commonly luminescent crustaceans; important element of marine plankton: krill
animal order - the order of animals
Malacostraca, subclass Malacostraca - largest subclass of Crustacea including most of the well-known marine, freshwater, and terrestrial crustaceans: crabs; lobsters; shrimps; sow bugs; beach flies
krill - shrimp-like planktonic crustaceans; major source of food for e.g. baleen whales
Euphausia pacifica - food for jellyfish
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Synopsis: Krill are small crustaceans of the order Euphausiacea, and are found in all the world's oceans.
The marine crustacean krill (order Euphausiacea) has not been a traditional food in the human diet.