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Species description

Potamilus ohiensis

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

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

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* 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.