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The monkeyface mussel, Quadrula metanevra, has a Nearctic distribution that encompasses the Mississippi River, Ohio River, and Tennessee River basins in the United States. Within Minnesota, this mussel used to reside in the Minnesota, the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers. Monkeyface mussles are still found in the Mississippi river, but they are very rare within Minnesota waters. They are believed to have been extirpated from the Minnesota River.

Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Native )

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