SINC in Kansas, declining in the Kansas River basin.
Formerly widespread and abundant in eastern two thirds of Kansas basin and scattered in western tributary basins, historically ranked as one of the state's most abundant mussels, currently rare and never observed in significant numbers.*
* Comments on Kansas River species provided by Steve Cringan, based in part on observations in: Angelo, R.T., M.S.Cringan, E.Hays, C.A.Goodrich, E.J.Miller, M.A.VanScoyoc, B.R.Simmons. 2009. Historical Changes in the Occurrence and Distribution of Freshwater Mussels in Kansas, Great Plains Research 19(1):89-126.
Data courtesy of Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). We would like to thank Steve Cringan and Clint Goodrich for their assistance.