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Species description

Quadrula quadrula

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

Widespread in the Kansas River basin and eastern half of Smoky Hill/Solomon and Saline tributary basins, locally abundant, primarily in larger creeks and rivers.*


* 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.