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White Heelsplitter

Lasmigona complanata

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

Widespread throughout Kansas basin, relatively common and locally abundant in deep pools of some small streams, population thinning and loss from tributaries, considerable loss from western tributary basins, particularly the Saline basin.*

* 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.