Antarctic Taxa

Fauna taxa within

Use the link on the Scientific Name to see full details of that taxa. The Observations link allows the user to search for observations near this place.

Any species that are protected are indicated by a *

Scientific NameAuthorityCommon Name   Observations
Aptenodytes forsteri Gray, 1844 Emperor Penguin Observations
Artedidraconid larva Observations
Balaenoptera acutorostrata Laciphde,1804 Minke Whale * Observations
Balaenoptera bonaerensis Burmeister, 1867 Antarctic Minke Whale, Dark-shoulder Minke Whale * Observations
Balaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus,1758) Blue Whale * Observations
Balaenoptera physalus Linnaeus,1758 Fin Whale * Observations
Bathylagus antarcticus Gunther Deepsea smelt Observations
Calanoides acutus (Giesbrecht,1902) Observations
Calanus propinquus Brady,1883 Observations
Calanus simillimus Giesbrecht, 1902 Observations
Calycopsis borchgrewinki (Browne, 1910) Observations
Catharacta maccormicki (Saunders,1893) South Polar Skua Observations
Clausocalanus brevipes Frost and Fleminger, 1968 Observations
Clio pyramidata Linnaeus,1767 Observations
Clione antarctica Observations
Cryptopygus sverdrupi Observations
Cyclothone sp. Bristlemouth Observations
Cyllopus lucasii Bate,1862 Observations
Diphascon chilenensis Observations
Diphascon ongulensis Observations
Drescheriella glacialis Dahms & Dieckmann, 1987 Observations
Electrona antarctica (Günther, 1878) Lantern fish Observations
Encentrum antarcticum Observations
Encentrum bryocolum Observations
Euchirella rostromagna Wolfenden, 1905 Observations
Eukrohnia hamata (Möbius, 1875) Observations
Euphausia crystallorophias Holt and Tattersall, 1906 Observations
Euphausia superba Dana, 1852 krill Observations
Eupodes angardi Mite Observations
Eupodes tottanfjella Mite Observations
Fritillaria sp. Observations
Fulmarus glacialoides (Smith,1840) Southern Fulmar Observations
Glaciopsyllus antarcticus Flea Observations
Globoppia maior Hammer, 1962 Observations
Gymnoscopelus opisthopterus Fraser-Brunner, 1949 Lantern fish Observations
Haloptilus oxycephalus (Giesbrecht,1889) Observations
Heterorhabdus austrinus Giesbrecht,1902 Observations
Hydrurga leptonyx (Blainville,1820) Leopard Seal * Observations
Hypsibius antarcticus (J. Murray, 1907) Water bear Observations
Hypsibius arcticus Murray, 1907 Observations
Hypsibius ongulensis Observations
Ihlea racovitzai (Van Beneden & Selys Longchamp, 1913) Observations
Limacina retroversa (Lalli, 1972) Observations
Limacina sp. Observations
Lobodon carcinophaga (Hombron and Jacquinot,1842) Crabeater Seal * Observations
Lugensa brevirostris (Lesson,1831) Kerguelen Petrel Observations
Macrobiotus harmsworthi Murray, 1907 Observations
Macronectes giganteus Gmelin,1789 Southern Giant Petrel * Observations
Maudheimia wilsoni Mite Observations
Metridia gerlachei Giesbrecht, 1902 Observations
Metridia lucens Boeck, 1864 Observations
Microcalanus pygmaeus (G. O. Sars, 1900) Observations
Milnesium tardigradum (Schrank, 1803) Water bear Observations
Nanorchestes antarcticus Strandtmann. 1963 Mite Observations
Nanorchestes bifurcatus Observations
Nematocarcinus longirostris Bate 1888 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
Orcinus orca Linnaeus,1758 Killer Whale * Observations
Pagodroma nivea (Forster,1777) Snow Petrel Observations
Paraeuchaeta antarctica (Giesbrecht, 1902) Observations
Paralabidocera antarctica (Thompson I.C., 1898) Observations
Phalacrophorus pictus Greeff 1879 Observations
Phoebetria palpebrata Forster,1785 Light-mantled Sooty Albatross * Observations
Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus,1758 Sperm Whale * Observations
Pleuragramma antarcticum Boulenger, 1902 Antarctic Silverfish * Observations
Primno macropa Guerin-Meneville, 1836 Observations
Protereunetes maudae Strandtmann 1967 Observations
Protopelagonemertes hubrechti (Brinkman 1917) Observations
Pygoscelis adeliae (Hombron and Jacquinot,1841) Adelie Penguin Observations
Racovitzanus antarcticus Giesbrecht, 1902 Observations
Rhincalanus gigas Brady, 1883 Observations
Rhinonyssus schelli Tick Observations
Rhinonyssus sphenisci ssp. Mite Observations
Rhynchonereella bongraini (Gravier 1911) Observations
Sagitta gazellae Ritter-Zahony 1909 Observations
Salpa sp. Observations
Salpa thompsoni Foxton 1961 Observations
Scolecithricella minor (Brady,1883) Observations
Spongiobranchaea australis d'Orbigny, 1836 Observations
Stephos longipes (Giesbrecht, 1902) Observations
Sterna paradisaea Pontoppidan,1763 Arctic Tern * Observations
Thalassoica antarctica (Gmelin,1789) Antarctic Petrel Observations
Thysanoessa macrura G.O Sars, 1883 Observations
Tomopteris carpenteri Quatrefages 1865 Observations
Tomopteris sp. Observations
Travisiopsis levinseni (Southern 1910) Observations
Tydeus erebus Strandtmann Observations
Tydeus wilkesi Mite Observations
Vibilia antarctica Stebbing, 1888 Observations

For additional taxa, see the Search Taxonomy page of Antarctic Biodiversity.