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GIANT FLOATER. Mussel. Found widely throughout the upper MISSISSIPPI RIVER area and its tributaries, the giant floater can be found in ponds, lakes, and sluggish mud-bottomed pools of creeks and rivers. Its young finds hosts in green sunfish, largemouth bass, creek chubs, and orangespotted sunfish.