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Giant Floater

Species description

Pyganadon grandis

No conservation status in Kansas, populations are declining in the Kansas River basin.

Widespread and locally common to abundant in pooled stream habitats, ponds and reservoirs of Kansas basin and  Smoky Hill/Solomon, and Saline tributary basins, some loss from small tributaries and western portions of the 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.