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Pink Heelsplitter

Species description

Potamilus alatus

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

Locally common, rarely abundant in the Kansas River basin, primarily in large creeks and rivers, formerly scattered in Saline basin and lower portion of Smoky Hill River.*

Pink Heelsplitter
Pink Heelsplitter

* 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.