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Two subspecies of Apalone mutica are listed by Iverson et al. (2012). Apalone m. mutica,
the Midland Smooth Softshell, occurs in Tennessee (Conant and Collins 1998).
Distribution: The Smooth Softshell has been documented in the Cumberland River
drainage in Pickett and Davidson counties, the upper Tennessee River drainage in Roane County, several sites in the lower Tennessee River drainage, and in the Reelfoot Lake area of the
Mississippi River drainage.
Museum Records by Counties:
Henry—APSU 2620, 5047.
(uncataloged 140); UMMZ 53198.
95399-95401, 96062, 107876-107885, 107890-107936; LSUMZ 34769; USNM 102677.
Stewart—APSU 700, 4955, 16500.
Literature Sources by Counties:
(1937), Parker (1939, 1948), Stejneger (1944), Webb (1962).
Obion—Cahn (1937), Parker (1939,
1948), Stejneger (1944), Webb (1962).
Pickett—Gentry (1941), Shoup et
et al. (2012).
Questionable and/or Erroneous Records:
Posted: 3 October 2008
Latest Revision: 15 February 2013