No conservation status in Kansas, populations in the Kansas River basin are declining
Relatively common and locally abundant in the Kansas River basin, inhabits stream pools, ponds and lakes, considerable loss from tributaries and western tributary basins.*
Below: female on the left (interior) and male on the right (exterior).
* 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.