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Aplexa elongata (Say, 1821)
Lance Aplexa
Family: Physidae


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Distribution of Aplexa elongata in British Columbia in British Columbia


The Lance Aplexa "is distributed in the Northwest Territories, Canada, from the vicinity of Great Slave Lake southeast (south of Hudson Bay) to Anticosti Island, Quebec, and Nova Scotia; south through British Columbia, eastern Washington and eastern Oregon to southernmost Utah and Colorado; east across the Great Plains from northeastern Colorado through northern Nebraska to central Illinois, through Indiana and Ohio to Pennsylvania and eastern Massachusetts; also in Illinois and Ohio there are early records from south of the modern known range (Taylor, 2003)." (British Columbia Conservation Data Centre 2012). It is found in a variety of wetland habitats from temporary pools and ponds to streams, ponds and lake edges, and even under moist leaves (British Columbia Conservation Data Centre 2012).

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
NativeS5?YellowNot Listed

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Synonyms and Alternate Names

Sibirenauta elongata (Say, 1821)

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