rake setae of Antarctic krill Euphausia superba

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Name: Antarctic krill (Leuchtgarnele, Walkrebs)

Scientific name: Euphausia superba

Details: rake setae at the end of the thoracopod used to scrape off microalgae from the ice

Status:light microscopy on freshly killed animal 1981 off Antarctic Penninsula

Special: three types of setae visible:

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