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The white heelsplitter is found in the upper Mississippi River drainage from Pennsylvania west to Minnesota and Iowa and south to Oklahoma and Louisiana. It is also found in the Alabama River drainage, the upper St. Lawrence River system, Lake Winnipeg-Nelson River drainage from western Ontario to Alberta.
In Michigan L. complanata is found in the lower end of various rivers, including Saginaw tributaries, the Grand and Muskegon Rivers as well as a few spots on the Kalamazoo and St. Joseph (Lake Michigan) Rivers. This species was also found in the Detroit River and the Belle, Clinton, and Huron Rivers. Historical records also show it was found in the upper peninsula, in various lakes and the Whitefish River.
Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Native )