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Monoporeia affinis

Synonyms: Monoporeia gurjanovae; Pontoporeia affinis; Pontoporeia gurjanovae; Pontoporeia weltneri

Wikipedia Abstract

Monoporeia affinis, formerly referred to as Pontoporeia affinis (Greek: Πόντος, póntos = Pontus / Black Sea; πορεία, poreía = to travel), is a small, yellowish benthic amphipod living in the Baltic Sea, the Arctic Sea and the lakes of the Nordic Countries.
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Maximum Longevity [1]  4 years

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Långasjönäs 363 Sweden  

Prey / Diet

Mesodinium rubrum[2]


Myoxocephalus quadricornis (Alaska fourhorn sculpin)[2]
Osmerus eperlanus (European smelt)[3]
Platichthys flesus (North Atlantic flounder)[2]
Saduria entomon[2]


External References

NatureServe Explorer


Attributes / relations provided by
1Degen R & Faulwetter S (2019) The Arctic Traits Database – a repository of Arctic benthic invertebrate traits, Earth System Science Data 11: 301-322.
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Feeding ecology of Coregonus albula and Osmerus eperlanus in the limnetic waters of Lake Mälaren, Sweden, Thomas G. Northcote and Johan Hammar, BOREAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH 11: 229–246 (2006)
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0