|Importance||commercial||Ref.||Missouri Department of Conservation, 2008|
|Abundance||fairly common (chances are about 50%)||Ref.||Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 2011|
Known from Mississippi River basin from western Pennsylvania to southern South Dakota and Platte River in southwestern Nebraska, south to Gulf; Gulf Slope from Escambia River drainage (where introduced), Alabama and Florida, to Rio Grande drainage in Texas and New Mexico. Introduced in Atlantic Slope drainages, western states, and Minnesota (Ref. 86798). Found in Chesapeake Bay where it is occasionally encountered in tributaries but is principally an inhabitant of the main channels and backwaters of medium-sized to large rivers (Ref. 27549). Also Ref. 10294, 87780, 93252, 117513.
|States/Provinces||Alabama (native), Arkansas (native), Illinois (native), Indiana (native), Kansas (native), Kentucky (native), Louisiana (native), Minnesota (introduced), Mississippi (native), Missouri (native), Nebraska (native), New Mexico (introduced), Ohio (native), Oklahoma (native), Pennsylvania (native), South Dakota (native), Tennessee (native), Texas (native), Virginia (introduced), West Virginia (native)|