Distribution

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The cylindrical papershell is found in the mid to upper Mississippi River, the St. Lawrence River and in the Great Lakes. In the Canadian Interior Basin it occurs in the Albany River system and areas drained by the Nelson River, and is also found in the Ottawa River. In general its range extends as far south as Tennessee and Arkansas, as far west as Colorado, and as far north as Manitoba.

In Michigan A. ferussacianus is found in creeks and small rivers in almost every county in both the upper and lower peninsulas.

Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Native )

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