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    illegal fish in AZ

    Discussion in 'General Aquaria Discussion' started by bigfishrcool1193, May 21, 2008.

    1. bigfishrcool1193

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      what other fish species are illegal in Arizona besides FW Stingrays:(:cry: and lepisosteids gars:(:cry:?

      srry about the 5 threads, i just keep finding questions and my parents wont drive me to my lfs to let me ask them, and anyways, they're all closed by now.
       
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      google or call the stores tomorrow? why do you want to get illegal fish?
       
    3. beblondie

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      ARIZONA -- this Arizona Game and Fish Commission regulations prohibit the possession of the following "restricted live wildlife" fish species without a special license or exemption:

      1. American graling, the species Thymallus arctius.
      2. Bass, all species of the family Serranidae.
      3. Bighead carp, the species Aristichthys nobilis.
      4. Bony tongue, the species Arapaima gigas.
      5. Bowfin, the species Amia calva.
      6. Catfish, all species of the family Ictaluridae.
      7. Crucian carp, the species Carassius carassius.
      8. Electric catfish, the species Malapterus electricus.
      9. Electric eel, the species Electrophorus electricus.
      10. European whitefish or ide, the species Leuciscus idus and Idus idus.
      11. Freshwater drum, the species Aplodinotus grunniens.
      12. Freshwater stingray, all species of the family Potamotrygonidae.
      13. Gars, all species of the family Lepisosteidae.
      14. Goldeye, all species of the family Hiodontidae.
      15. Herring, all species of the family Clupeidae.
      16. Indian carp, all of the species Catla catla, Cirrhina mrigala, and Labeo rohita.
      17. Lampreys, all speice sof the family Petromyzontidae.
      18. Mooneye, all species of the family Hiodontidae.
      19. Nile perch, all species of the genus Lates.
      20. Pike, all species of the family Esocidae.
      21. Pike topminnow, the species Belonesox belizanus.
      22. Piranha, all species of the genera Serrasalmus, Serrasalmo, Phygocentrus, Teddyella, Rooseveltiella, and Pygopristis.
      23. Shad, all species of the family Clupeidae except threadfin shad, species Dorosoma petenense.
      24. Sharks, all species, both marine and freshwater, of the orders Hexanchiformes, Heterodontiformes, Squaliformes, Pristiophoriformes, Squatiniformes, Orectolobiformes, Lamniformes, and Carcharhiniformes.
      25. Silver carp, the species Hypopthalmicthys molitrix.
      26. Snakehead, all species of the family Ophicephalidae.
      27. South American parasitic catfish, all species of the family Trichomycteridae and Cetopsidae.
      28. Sunfish, all species of the family Centrarchidae.
      29. Tetras, all species of the genus Astyanyx.
      30. Tiger fish, the species Hoplias malabaricus.
      31. Trout, all species of the family Salmonidae.
      32. White amur, the species Ctenopharyngodon idellus.
      33. Walking catfish, all species of the family Clariidae.
      34. Walleye, the species Stizostedion vitreum.
      35. White perch, the species Morone americanus.
      36. Yellow perch, the species Perca flavescens.
      37. Rudd, the species Scardinius erythropthalmus.

      Source: Arizona Game and Fish Commission Regulations R12-4-406(F). The relevant text can be found on page 111 of the following pdf document:
      http://www.azgfd.com/pdfs/inside_azgfd/all_azgfd_laws.pdf
       
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      Piranhas are also illegal in Arizona.
       
    5. beblondie

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      thats number 22 on the above list
       
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      thank you beblondie
       
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      i dont want to get illegal fish, its just that i want to know what fish i can and cant order online, so i wont get in legal trouble lol
       
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      Wow, what a list... too bad.
       
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      "what other fish species are illegal in Arizona besides FW Stingrays"

      Like California...all of the good ones. Actually, I'm kidding (somewhat). We still have Datnoids here.
       

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