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Featured Species | Winged Mapleleaf (08:18)

Host: Sarah Leon with Phil Delphey

Winged Mapleleaf (click to view larger)
winged mapleleaf
Photo credit: Phil Delphey/USFWS


Status: Endangered/ Listed on July 22, 1991
Scientific Name: Quadrula fragosa
Description: The range of the winged mapleleaf once included 13 states where it was found in nearly all rivers and streams feeding into the Mississippi River and in one river flowing into the Missouri River. Today however, the mussel can only be found in limited areas of five rivers in the Midwestern United States.
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Last updated: April 7, 2011