Antarctic Taxa

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Scientific NameAuthorityCommon Name   Observations
Alaskozetes antarcticus intermedius Mite Observations
Anarctonesiotes elongatus Observations
Antarctonesiotes elongatus Weevils Observations
Antarctopsocus jeanneli Book louse Observations
Apetenus litoralis True fly Observations
Aptenodytes forsteri Gray, 1844 Emperor Penguin Observations
Aptenodytes patagonicus Miller,1778 King Penguin Observations
Apterothrips sectiocornis Bristletails Observations
Archisotoma brucei (Carpenter, 1907) Springtail Observations
Artedidraconid larva Observations
Balaenoptera acutorostrata Laciphde,1804 Minke Whale * Observations
Balaenoptera bonaerensis Burmeister, 1867 Antarctic Minke Whale, Dark-shoulder Minke Whale * Observations
Balaenoptera physalus Linnaeus,1758 Fin Whale * Observations
Balaenoptera sp. Unknown Baleen Whale Observations
Bathylagus antarcticus Gunther Deepsea smelt Observations
Bothrometopus randi Weevils Observations
Bradysia auberti Fungus gnats Observations
Calanoides acutus (Giesbrecht,1902) Observations
Calanus propinquus Brady,1883 Observations
Calanus simillimus Giesbrecht, 1902 Observations
Calanus sp. Observations
Calvolia antarctica Mite Observations
Calycopsis borchgrewinki (Browne, 1910) Observations
Candacia falcifera Farran, 1929 Observations
Candacia maxima Vervoort, 1957 Observations
Catharacta lonnbergi lonnbergi Subantarctic Skua (southern) Observations
Catharacta maccormicki (Saunders,1893) South Polar Skua Observations
Clausocalanus brevipes Frost and Fleminger, 1968 Observations
Clausocalanus laticeps Farren, 1929 Observations
Clio pyramidata Linnaeus,1767 Observations
Clione antarctica Observations
Cryptopygus antarcticus Springtail Observations
Cryptopygus sp. Springtail Observations
Cryptopygus sverdrupi Lawrence, 1978 Springtail Observations
Cryptopygus sverdrupi Observations
Ctenocalanus citer Heron and Bowmen, 1971 Observations
Cyclothone sp. Bristlemouth Observations
Cyllopus lucasii Bate,1862 Observations
Daption capense (Linnaeus,1758) Cape Petrel Observations
Diomedea exulans Linnaeus,1758 Wandering Albatross * Observations
Diphascon chilenensis Observations
Diphascon ongulensis Observations
Diphascon puniceum (Jennings, 1976) Water bear Observations
Diphascon sanae Dastych, Ryan & Watkins, 1990 Observations
Drescheriella glacialis Dahms & Dieckmann, 1987 Observations
Dusmoecetes marioni Observations
Dusmoecetes similis Observations
Ectemnorhinus similis Weevils Observations
Ectemnorrhinus similis Beetle Observations
Electrona antarctica (Günther, 1878) Lantern fish Observations
Embryonopsis halticella Moth Observations
Encentrum antarcticum Observations
Encentrum bryocolum Observations
Erigone vagans Spider Observations
Eucalanus longiceps Matthews, 1925 Observations
Eucalanus sp. Observations
Euchirella rostromagna Wolfenden, 1905 Observations
Eudyptes chrysocome (Forster,1781) Rockhopper Penguin * Observations
Eudyptes chrysolophus (Brandt,1837) Macaroni Penguin * Observations
Eukrohnia hamata (Möbius, 1875) Observations
Euphausia crystallorophias Holt and Tattersall, 1906 Observations
Euphausia frigida Hansen, 1911 Observations
Euphausia superba Dana, 1852 krill Observations
Euphausia triacantha Holt and Tattersall, 1906 Observations
Euphausia vallentini Stebbing, 1900 Observations
Eupodes angardi Mite Observations
Eupodes tottanfjella Mite Observations
Eupodes winsnesi Observations
Fannia canicularis lesser housefly Observations
Fregetta grallaria grallaria (Vieilott, 1817) White-bellied Storm Petrel (Tasman Sea), White-bellied Storm-Petrel (Australasian) * Observations
Fregetta tropica (Gould,1844) Black-bellied Storm Petrel Observations
Friesea tilbrooki Wise, 1970: Deharveng, 1981 Springtail Observations
Fritillaria sp. Observations
Fulmarus glacialoides (Smith,1840) Southern Fulmar Observations
Glaciopsyllus antarcticus Flea Observations
Globicephala melas Traill,1809 Long-finned Pilot Whale * Observations
Globoppia maior Hammer, 1962 Observations
Gymnoscopelus opisthopterus Fraser-Brunner, 1949 Lantern fish Observations
Halirytus amphibius Midge Observations
Halmaeusa atriceps Weevils Observations
Halobaena caerulea (Gmelin,1789) Blue Petrel * Observations
Haloptilus oxycephalus (Giesbrecht,1889) Observations
Halozetes spp. Mite Observations
Heterorhabdus austrinus Giesbrecht,1902 Observations
Heterostylites longicornis (Giesbrecht, 1889) Observations
Hyadesia spp. Mite Observations
Hyperia antarctica Spandl,1927 Observations
Hyperiella dilatata Stebbing,1888 Observations
Hyperiella sp. Observations
Hypsibius antarcticus (J. Murray, 1907) Water bear Observations
Hypsibius arcticus Murray, 1907 Observations
Hypsibius chilenensis Water bear Observations
Hypsibius oberhaeuseri Doyère, 1840 Water bear Observations
Hypsibius ongulensis Observations
Hypsibius renaudi Ramazzotti, 1972 Water bear Observations
Ihlea racovitzai (Van Beneden & Selys Longchamp, 1913) Observations
Ixodes uriae Tick Observations
Kleidotoma icarus Parasitic wasp Observations
Lagenorhynchus obscurus Gray,1828 Dusky Dolphin * Observations
Limacina retroversa (Lalli, 1972) Observations
Limacina sp. Observations
Limnophyes pusillus Observations
Listriomastax litorea True fly Observations
Lobodon carcinophaga (Hombron and Jacquinot,1842) Crabeater Seal * Observations
Lugensa brevirostris (Lesson,1831) Kerguelen Petrel Observations
Macrobiotus harmsworthi Murray, 1907 Water bear Observations
Macrobiotus harmsworthi Murray, 1907 Observations
Macrobiotus sp. Water bear Observations
Macrobiotus stuckenbergi Dastych, Ryan & Watkins, 1990 Observations
Macronectes giganteus Gmelin,1789 Southern Giant Petrel * Observations
Macronectes halli Mathews,1912 Northern Giant Petrel * Observations
Macronectes spp. Giant-petrel sp. Observations
Macrosiphum euphorbiae Doncaster Potato Aphid Observations
Maudheimia wilsoni Mite Observations
Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski,1781) Humpback Whale * Observations
Meropathus chuni Weevils Observations
Mesembriorrhinus brevis Observations
Mesembriorrhinus parvulus Weevils Observations
Metridia gerlachei Giesbrecht, 1902 Observations
Metridia lucens Boeck, 1864 Observations
Metridia sp. Observations
Microcalanus pygmaeus (G. O. Sars, 1900) Observations
Milnesium tardigradum (Schrank, 1803) Water bear Observations
Mite sp. Observations
Morus capensis (Lichtenstein,1823) Cape Gannet Observations
Myctophidae indet Lanternfish Observations
Myro kerguelensis Spider Observations
Myro pancisponosis Spider Observations
Myzus asalonicus (Sulzer) Aphid Observations
Nanorchestes antarcticus Strandtmann. 1963 Mite Observations
Nanorchestes bellus Strandtmann & Somme, 1977 Observations
Nanorchestes bifurcatus Observations
Nanorchestes brekkerista Observations
Nematocarcinus longirostris Bate 1888 Observations
Neocalanus tonsus (Brady, 1883) Observations
Notolepis coatsi Dollo, 1908 Antarctic jonasfish Observations
Oceanites oceanicus (Kuhl,1820) Wilson's Storm Petrel Observations
Oikopleura sp. Observations
Oithona frigida (Giesgrecht, 1902) Observations
Oithona similis Claus, 1866 Observations
Oncaea antarctica Heron, 1977 Observations
Oncaea curvata Giesbrecht, 1902 Observations
Oncaea sp. Observations
Orcinus orca Linnaeus,1758 Killer Whale * Observations
Pachyptila belcheri (Mathews,1912) Slender-billed Prion Observations
Pachyptila desolata (Gmelin,1789) Antarctic Prion Observations
Pachyptila salvini (Mathews,1912) Salvin's Prion Observations
Pachyptila spp. Prion sp. Observations
Pagodroma nivea (Forster,1777) Snow Petrel Observations
Paliroeus eatoni Weevils Observations
Paraclisis obscura (Rudow, 1869) Bird louse Observations
Paractora dreuxi mirabilis Kelp fly Observations
Paractora dreuxi mirabilis mirabilis Kelp fly Observations
Paraeuchaeta antarctica (Giesbrecht, 1902) Observations
Paralabidocera antarctica (Thompson I.C., 1898) Observations
Pelagobia longicirrata Greeff 1879 Observations
Pershomma antarctica Spider Observations
Phalacrophorus pictus Greeff 1879 Observations
Phoebetria fusca Hilsenberg,1822 Sooty Albatross * Observations
Phoebetria palpebrata Forster,1785 Light-mantled Sooty Albatross * Observations
Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus,1758 Sperm Whale * Observations
Pleuragramma antarcticum Boulenger, 1902 Antarctic Silverfish * Observations
Pleuromamma borealis (F.Dahl, 1893) Observations
Pleuromamma robusta (F.Dahl, 1893) Observations
Pleuromamma sp. Observations
Plutella xylostella Dale Diamond-backed moth Observations
Primno macropa Guerin-Meneville, 1836 Observations
Pringleophaga kerguelensis Moth Observations
Pringleophaga marioni Moth Observations
Pringleophaga marionini Moth Observations
Procellaria aequinoctialis Linnaeus,1758 White-chinned Petrel * Observations
Procellaria cinerea Gmelin,1789 Grey Petrel * Observations
Protereunetes maudae Strandtmann 1967 Observations
Protereunetes sp. Mite Observations
Protopelagonemertes hubrechti (Brinkman 1917) Observations
Pseudonirmus gurlti (Taschenberg, 1882) Bird louse Observations
Psychoda parthenogenetica Observations
Pterodroma lessonii (Garnot,1826) White-headed Petrel Observations
Pterodroma macroptera (Smith,1840) Great-winged Petrel Observations
Pterodroma mollis (Gould,1844) Soft-plumaged Petrel * Observations
Puffinus assimilis Gould,1838 Little Shearwater Observations
Puffinus griseus (Gmelin,1789) Sooty Shearwater Observations
Puffinus spp. shearwater sp. Observations
Pygoscelis adeliae (Hombron and Jacquinot,1841) Adelie Penguin Observations
Pygoscelis antarctica (Forster,1781) Chinstrap Penguin Observations
Pygoscelis papua (Forster,1781) Gentoo Penguin * Observations
Racovitzanus antarcticus Giesbrecht, 1902 Observations
Rhincalanus gigas Brady, 1883 Observations
Rhinonyssus schelli Tick Observations
Rhinonyssus sphenisci ssp. Mite Observations
Rhopalosiphum padi (Dejean) Oat Aphid Observations
Rhynchonereella bongraini (Gravier 1911) Observations
Saemundssonia ?marina Bird louse Observations
Saemundssonia stammeri Timmermann, 1959 Bird louse Observations
Sagitta gazellae Ritter-Zahony 1909 Observations
Salpa sp. Observations
Salpa thompsoni Foxton 1961 Observations
Scaptomyza sp. Fruit fly Observations
Scolecithricella minor (Brady,1883) Observations
Solmundella bitentaculata (Quoy and Gaimard 1833) Observations
Spongiobranchaea australis d'Orbigny, 1836 Observations
Stephos longipes (Giesbrecht, 1902) Observations
Sterna paradisaea Pontoppidan,1763 Arctic Tern * Observations
Steveacarus evansi Mite Observations
Thalassarche carteri (Mathews, 1912) Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross * Observations
Thalassarche cauta (Gould, 1841) Shy Albatross * Observations
Thalassarche chrysostoma Forster,1785 Grey-headed Albatross * Observations
Thalassarche melanophrys Temminck, 1828 Black-browed Albatross * Observations
Thalassoica antarctica (Gmelin,1789) Antarctic Petrel Observations
Themisto gaudichaudi Guerin,1825 Observations
Thysanoessa macrura G.O Sars, 1883 Observations
Tomopteris carpenteri Quatrefages 1865 Observations
Tomopteris sp. Observations
Travisiopsis levinseni (Southern 1910) Observations
Tullbergia antarctica Lubbock, 1876 Springtail Observations
Tydeus erebus Mite Observations
Tydeus erebus Strandtmann Observations
Tydeus wilkesi Mite Observations
Vibilia antarctica Stebbing, 1888 Observations

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