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Plain Pocketbook

Species description

Lampsilis cardium

No conservation status in Kansas, extirpated from the Kansas River basin

Formerly widespread in the Kansas River basin and scattered in western tributary basins, recently extirpated.*

Below is a female Plain Pocketbook.

* 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.