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Fragile Papershell

Species description

Leptodea fragilis

No conservation status in the state of Kansas, populations are stable in the Kansas River basin

Relatively common and locally abundant in Kansas River basin, evident loss and thinning in western tributary basins.*

* 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.