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The paper pondshell is found in the Mississippi River drainage, the middle St. Lawrence river drainage, the Rio Grande River system in Texas and the Ochlockonee River system in Florida. In its eastern range U. imbecillis is also found in the Altamaha River system in Georgia north to the Chowan River system, and the Gunpowder River system in Maryland.
In Michigan this species is found in Lake Erie and the Clinton, Huron, St. Joseph (Maumee River), the Grand and Kalamazoo Rivers, and the Saginaw River system, as well as lakes in these systems.
Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Native )