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NOTE: If a species is not listed under US state law, it may still be illegal to sell/buy/possess/transfer due to federal law/CITES/Lacey Act/Invasive Species Act, etc.

*NOTE*: Some of the lists contain APPROVED species that may be kept in home aquariums. Be sure you're reading a particular list correctly.

No lists could be found for the following states:

Delaware
District of Columbia
North Dakota
Vermont
West Virginia

Pennsylvania - 01/2015 - Bad News concerning ALL crayfish species added.


Also included are lists for:

Australia
Bermuda
Canada
South Africa
Tasmania



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ALABAMA:

Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Regulation 220-2-.26

(1) No person, firm, corporation, partnership, or association shall possess, sell, offer for sale, import, bring or cause to be brought or imported into the State of Alabama any of the following live fish or animals:

Any Walking Catfish or any other fish of the genus Clarias;

Any Piranha or any fish of the genus Serrasalmus;

Any Black Carp of the genus Mylopharyngodon;

Any species of Mongoose;

San Juan Rabbits, Jack Rabbits or any other species of wild rabbit or hare; or

Any of the following from any area outside the state of Alabama: any member of the family Cervidae (to include but not be limited to deer, elk, moose, caribou), species of coyote, species of fox, species of raccoon, species of skunk, wild rodent, or strain of wild turkey, black bear (Ursus Americanus), mountain lion (Felis concolor), bobcat (Felis rufus), Pronghorn Antelope (Antelocapridae), any nondomestic member of the families Suidae (pigs), Tayassuidae (peccaries), or Bovidae (bison, mountain goat, mountain sheep).

No person, firm, corporation, partnership, or association, shall transport within the state, any member of the above-stated species (whether such member originated within or without the state), except for properly licensed game-breeders pursuant to Section 9-11-31, Code of Alabama 1975.

(2) It shall be unlawful to release any tame turkey, or any other turkey, whether wild or tame, into any of the wild areas of this State.

The provisions of this regulation shall not apply to any turkeys kept by any farmer or landowner of this State for normal agricultural purposes or for personal consumption.

(3) Nutria shall not be propagated or released in this State. No person, firm or corporation shall release any Nutria from captivity in this State or propagate any Nutria for the purpose of stocking in the wild of this State.

(4) All species of sturgeon are hereby declared to be protected fish within this State and any person who shall catch a sturgeon shall immediately return it to the waters from whence it came with the least possible harm.

(5) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to possess a species of sturgeon not native to Alabama waters, to introduce such a species of sturgeon to public waters of Alabama, or to offer for sale or import any such non-native sturgeon in Alabama, except by permit from the Commissioner of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

(6) It shall be unlawful to possess, sell, offer for sale, import, or release any of the following fish: Chinese perch (Siniperca spp.), all snakeheads (Channa spp.), all mud carp (Cirrhinus spp.), or blue back herring (Alosa aestivalis).

(7) It shall be unlawful for any person to possess, sell, offer for sale, import, or release any non-indigenous venomous reptile in or into the State of Alabama, except by written permission of a designated employee of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources authorized by the Director of the Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries to issue such permits.

(8) Except as authorized by permit issued by the Department prior to the date of this amendment, it shall be unlawful for any person to have in possession any live, protected wild bird or wild animal or live embryo, eggs or sperm of these protected wild birds or animals. "Possession'' in this section does not include deer restricted by natural or man made barriers as long as the deer remain wild and are not subject to management practices of domesticated animals.

(9) The provisions of this regulation shall not apply to the exceptions provided for in Section 9-2-13(cool.gif, Code of Alabama 1975. Accredited educational facilities, research facilities, and permitted rehabilitation facilities shall be exempt from this regulation through the written permission of the Director of the Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries or his designee.

Additional wildlife species with restrictions can be found in Regulation 220-2-.96 (vertebrates) and in Regulation 220-2-.98 (invertebrates).


ALASKA:

No person shall possess, transport, or offer for sale any live native species within the state or across state lines unless under special permit.
 

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ARIZONA:

The 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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ARKANSAS:

Controlled under state code and permit program. It shall be unlawful to place silver carp, black carp, or bighead carp into any body of water where ingress into public waters of said fish is not entirely blocked. It is unlawful to engage in the rearing or sale of non-native fish species without first being registered in writing as a vendor of said species with the Director of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Walking catfish
Stickleback
Mexican banded tetra
Piranha
These prohibited species may be possessed for display and educational purposes with a written permit from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. A list of known and approved non-native fish is maintained by the state, and fish intended strictly for aquarium hobbyist trade is excluded from any of these regulations.
 

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CALIFORNIA:

Prohibited fish species -- illegal to import, transport, or possess live specimens w/o a permit

(4) Class Agnatha - Jawless Fishes

(A) Family Petromyzontidae - Lampreys All nonnative species (D).

(5) Class Osteichthyes - Bony Fishes

(A) Family Percichthyidae - Temperate Basses

1. The species Morone americana (White perch) (D).

2. The species Morone chrysops (White bass) (D).

(B ) Family Clupeidae - Herrings Dorosoma cepedianum (Gizzard shad) (D).

(C ) Family Sciaenidae - Drums Aplodinotus grunniens (freshwater drum) (D).

(D) Family Characidae - Characins

1. Astyanax fasciatus (Banded tetra) (D).

2. All species of the genera Serrasalmus, Serrasalmo, Pygocentrus, Taddyella, Rooseveltiella, and Pygopristis (Piranhas) (D).

3. Hoplias malabaricus (Wolf fish) (D).

(E) Family Salmonidae - Trouts Salmo salar (Atlantic salmon) - Restricted in the Smith River watershed (D).

(F) Family Lepisosteidae - Gars All species (D).

(G) Family Amiidae - Bowfins All species (D).

(H) Family Poeciliidae - Livebearers Belonesox belizanus (Pike killifish) (D).

(I) Family Channidae - Snakeheads All species (D).

(J) Family Cyprinidae - Carps and Minnows

1. Leuciscus idus (ide) (D).

2. Ctenopharyngodon idellus (Grass carp) (D), except that permits may be issued to a person, organization or agency for possession of triploid grass carp, under conditions set forth in Section 238.6.

3. Hypophthalmichthys molitrix (Silver carp) (D).

4. Aristichthys nobilis (Bighead carp) (D).

(K) Family Trichomycteridae (Pygidiidae) - Parasitic Catfishes. All species (D).

(L) Family Cetopsidae - Whalelike Catfishes. All species (D).

(M) Family Clariidae - Labyrinth Catfishes All species of the genera Clarias, Dinotopterus, and Heterobranchus (D).

(N) Family Heteropneustidae (Saccobranchidae) - Airsac Catfishes All species (D).

(O) Family Cichlidae - Cichlids

1. Tilapia sparrmani (Banded Tilapia) (D).

2. Tilapia zilli (Redbelly tilapia) (D), except permits may be issued to a person or agency for importation, transportation, or possession in the counties of San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, and Imperial.

3. Tilapia aurea (Blue tilapia) (D).

4. Tilapia nilotica (Nile tilapia) (D).

(P) Family Anguillidae - Freshwater Eels. All species of genus Anguilla (D).

(Q) Family Esocidae - Pikes all species (D).

(R ) Family Percidae - Perches

1. Perca flavescens (Yellow perch) (D).

2. Stizostedion vitreum (Walleye) (D).

(S) Family Catostomidae - Suckers All members of the genus Ictiobus (Buffalos) (D).

(T) Family Cyprinodontidae - Killifishes Cyprinodon variegatus (Sheepshead minnow) (D).

(6) Class Elasmobranchiomorphi - Cartilaginous Fishes

(A) Family Carcharhinidae - Requiem Sharks All species of genus Carcharhinus (Freshwater sharks) (D).

(B ) Family Potamotrygonidae - River stingrays All species (D).


Source: California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 671. These regulations are promulgated by the California Fish and Game Commission pursuant to statutory authority set forth in the California Fish and Game Code. (There's a statutory list too, but the one from the regulations is more complete. The statutes only contain the original list, whereas the regulations also include all species added by the Commission.)

You can also see the entire list of prohibited animals for California at the following link:

Restricted Animals Of California
 

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COLORADO:

C. Except as provided herein, the possession of the following species, their hybrids or viable gametes is prohibited:
1. Bowfins: Amiidae.
2. Carp of the following genera:
[FONT=Arial,Arial][FONT=Arial,Arial]Aristichthys [/FONT][/FONT](including but not limited to bighead carp); [FONT=Arial,Arial][FONT=Arial,Arial]Catla [/FONT][/FONT](including but not limited to catla); [FONT=Arial,Arial][FONT=Arial,Arial]Catlocarpio [/FONT][/FONT](including but not limited to giant barb); [FONT=Arial,Arial][FONT=Arial,Arial]Carrassius[/FONT][/FONT]; [FONT=Arial,Arial][FONT=Arial,Arial]Cirrhinus [/FONT][/FONT](including but not limited to mrigal); [FONT=Arial,Arial][FONT=Arial,Arial]Cyprinus[/FONT][/FONT]; [FONT=Arial,Arial][FONT=Arial,Arial]Hypophthalmichthys [/FONT][/FONT](including but not limited to silver carp and largescale silver carp); [FONT=Arial,Arial][FONT=Arial,Arial]Labeo [/FONT][/FONT](including but not limited to rohu; [FONT=Arial,Arial][FONT=Arial,Arial]Mylopharyngodon [/FONT][/FONT](including but not limited to black carp); and [FONT=Arial,Arial][FONT=Arial,Arial]Tor [/FONT][/FONT](including but not limited to mahseers). However, grass carp and common carp, including koi and goldfish may be possessed as otherwise provided for in these regulations.
3. Catfish, Walking
4. Crayfish, Rusty
5. Eel, Asian Swamp
6. Frog, Green
7. Gars: Lepisosteidae - All species.
8. Gobies: Gobiidae.
9. Mussel, Quagga
10. Mussel, Zebra
11. New Zealand mudsnail
12. Perch, White
13. Piranha: Including members of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus.
14. Rudd
15. Ruffe, Eurasian
16. Snakeheads or murrels: Members of the genera Channa, Parachanna and Ophicephalus
17. Sticklebacks: Members of the genera Apeltes, Aulorhynchus, Gasterosteus and Pungitius.
18. Tilapia: All species.
However, blue tilapia Mozambique tilapia Nile tilapia and their hybrids may be imported and possessed for fish culture and educational purposes, provided the fish and their progeny are held in facilities screened or otherwise designed to prevent their escape and are not otherwise released into waters of the state. Screen mesh size shall be no larger than 1/4" diameter. For the purposes of this regulation, "fish culture" means the raising of fish for sale as food or for export, by a licensed aquaculturist, and "educational purposes" means the raising of fish by educational facilities or for public display in public aquaria, zoos, or other similar facilities.
19. Trahira
20. Water Fleas, Fish Hook and Spiny: Cercopagis pengoi, Bythotrephes lomgimanus, and Daphnia lumholtzii.


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CHAPTER W-0 - GENERAL PROVISIONS INDEX
ARTICLE VII AQUATIC WILDLIFE
#012 – POSSESSION OF AQUATIC WILDLIFE
A. Except as provided in these regulations or authorized by the Division or under Title 33 or Title 35 C.R.S., it shall be unlawful for any person to possess any live native or nonnative aquatic wildlife in Colorado.

B. No person shall, at any time, have in possession or under their control any wildlife caught, taken or killed outside of this state which were caught, taken or killed at a time, in a manner, for a purpose, or in any other respect which is prohibited by the laws of the state, territory or country in which the same were caught, taken or killed; or which were shipped out of said state, territory or country in violation of the laws thereof.
C. The following aquatic wildlife may be possessed by any person in the State of Colorado:
3. Fish. Possession of these species is subject to the restrictions set forth in Chapter W-1 of these regulations.
a. Brown, brook, cutthroat, golden, lake and rainbow trout, and their hybrids
b. Arctic char
c. Grayling
d. Kokanee salmon
e. Whitefish
f. Sculpin
g. Smallmouth, largemouth, spotted, striped, and white bass
h. Wipers
i. Common Carp
j. Triploid grass carp
k. Bullhead, blue, channel, and flathead catfish
l. Black and white crappie
m. Drum
n. Northern pike
o. Tiger muskie
p. Sacramento and yellow perch, and their hybrids
q. Sauger and saugeye
r. Speckled dace
s. Rainbow smelt.
t. Tench
u. Walleye
v. Bluegill and bluegill hybrids
w. Green, redear and pumpkin-seed sunfish
x. Gizzard shad
y. Longnose and white suckers
z. Fathead minnow
aa. Families of fish classified Cyprinidae except for bighead carp, black carp, and silver carp.
bb. Any fish designated as unregulated wildlife under Chapter W-11, #1103.B of these regulations.


E. The possession of any aquatic wildlife in the State of Colorado not listed in this section #012 is unlawful unless otherwise authorized by the provisions of Chapter W-11 of these regulations pertaining to unregulated wildlife, or Chapter W-13 of these regulations (“Possession of Wildlife, Scientific Collecting and Special Licenses”). Any person who takes any fish species from the wild in Colorado not listed in this section may take and possess them year round and in any quantity for personal use, provided that the fish are not listed as nongame, threatened, or endangered under Chapter W-10 and provided that the fish are killed prior to transportation from the point of take.

D. “Tropical” – means those regions lying between The Tropic of Cancer at 23.5 degrees north latitude and the Tropic of Capricorn at 23.5 degrees south latitude. In this chapter this reference is for those species of wildlife that are resident breeders of this region.

E. “Subtropical” – means those regions adjacent to the tropics, within the zone from 23.5 degrees north latitude to 26.0 degrees north latitude and from 23.5 degrees south latitude to 26.0 degrees south latitude. This definition applies to those regions that lay near the tropical zone and contain wildlife that are resident breeders of this region.



CHAPTER W-11 - WILDLIFE PARKS AND UNREGULATED WILDLIFE 2 CCR 406-11

#1103 - EXEMPTIONS FROM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:
B. Unregulated Wildlife -...#012 regarding possession of aquatic wildlife...Unregulated wildlife may be imported, sold, bartered, traded, transferred, possessed, propagated and transported in Colorado provided that all importation, disease requirements and any other state, local or federal requirements are met. Statutory restrictions still apply. All marine animals (vertebrates and invertebrates) except for anadromous and catadromous species.

Fishes: All tropical and subtropical fishes Common goldfish (Carassius auratus) Koi

References:
https://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/RulesRegs/Regulations/Ch00.pdf
https://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/RulesRegs/Regulations/Ch11.pdf
https://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/GenerateRulePdf.do?ruleVersionId=6481&fileName=2 CCR 406-11
https://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/RulesRegs/Regulations/Ch13.pdf
 
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CONNECTICUT:

In Connecticut, a permit from the Department of Environmental Protection is
required for the importation into the state of any live fish or live fish eggs,
except for common aquarium species. Here's the text of the regulations
concerning common aquarium species (note that the importation or possession of
piranha and walking catfish is prohibited):

Section 26-55-1(h) of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA):
(h) No permit shall be required to import, live common aquarium species. The
importation or possession of piranha of the subfamily: Serrasalminae, genera
Serrasalmus, Serrasalmo, Pygocentrus, Teddyella, Rooseveltiella, and Pygopristus
and walking catfish of the family Clariidae, genera Clarias, Heteropneustes,
Dinotoplerus and Heterobranchus is prohibited except that the Commissioner may
at his discretion issue permits for the importation and possession, when it is
in the public interest, for public display purposes, of single specimens of
piranha and walking catfish. Such possession permits shall be issued for a
calendar year and the applicant must request renewal of said permit prior to
December thirty-first of the year said permit is in effect. Renewal of said
permit shall be at the discretion of the Commissioner. Such permittee shall
report annually to the Commissioner during the month of December on the status
and health of the specimen for which said permit is issued, except that in the
case of death of said specimen the permittee shall report same to the
Commissioner within seven days.

Possesion or importation of a number of species (and groups of species) is
prohibited, below is the current list of prohibited fish (text from Sec.
26-55-1(i) of the RCSA):

(i) Live fish or live fish eggs of the following species, genera or families may
not be imported in to the state or possessed:
(1) Bowfin (Amia calva);
(2) Gars (Lepisosteidae spp.);
(3) Gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum)
(4) White bass (Morone chrysops),
(5) Freshwater drum (Aplodinotus grunniens);
(6) Snail carp or Black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus);
(7) Silver carp (Hypophthalmicthys molitrix);
(8) Big Head carp (Aristichthys nobilis);
(9) Tench (Tinca tinca);
(10) Rohu (Labeo rohita);
(11) Calbasu (Labeo calbasa)
(12) Catla (Catla catla);
(13) Mrigal (Cirrhina mrigala);
(14) Mahseer (Tor tor);
(15) Crucian carp (Carassius carassius);
(16) Rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus);
(17) European whitefish, Orfe or Ide (Leuciscus idus);
(18) Any species of fish whose importation into the United States is prohibited;
(19) Any species of fish designated rare, threatened or endangered;
(20) Any species of fish which the Commissioner determines is potentially
dangerous to humans, established species of fish or established aquatic plants;
(21) Snakehead (including all members of the genus Channa and Parachanna or
their generic synonyms of Bostrychoides, Ophicephalus, Ophiocephalus, and
Parophiocephalus).

Also, this past summer, the importation and/or possession of live fish or live
eggs of all forms of sturgeon (family Acipenseridae) including "sterlet" was
prohibited. It was determined that a potential threat to Atlantic sturgeon and
the federally endangered shortnose sturgeon existed due to competition,
hybridization and disease transmission should other sturgeon be introduced to
Connecticut waters.

Please note that the introduction/liberation/stocking of any species of fish
into CT waters is also prohibited without a permit from the Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP) and that the use of, or sale of common carp
(Cyprinus carpio) and goldfish for use as bait is also prohibited.

Also, there
are a number of aquatic plants (some of which may be popular in the aquarium and
water garden trades) whose possession, transportation, sale, cultivation and/or
distribution is currently prohibited in Connecticut:
Curly leaved pondweed (Potamogeton crispus)
Fanwort (Cabomba caroliniana)
Eurasian water-milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum)
Variable water milfoil (Myriophyllum heterophyllum)
Parrotfeather (Myriophyllum aquaticum)
Water chestnut (Trapa natans)
Egeria (Egeria densa), also called "Brazilian elodea".
Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata)
Common reed (Phragmites australis)
Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
Pond water-starwort (Callitriche stagnalis)
Brittle water-nymph (Najas minor)
American water lotus (Nelumbo lutea)
Yellow floating heart (Nymphoides peltata)
Giant salvinia (Salvinia molesta)
Yellow iris (Iris pseudacorus)
Water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes)
Onerow yellowcress (Rorippa microphylla)
Watercress (Rorippa nasturium-aquatticum-*except for watercress without
reproductive structures sold for human consumption
 

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FLORIDA:

Prohibited Fish

Electric Catfish
African Tigerfish
Airbreathing Catfish
Parasitic Catfish
Electric Eel
Lampreys
Piranha
Snakeheads
Tilapias
Trahiras
Airsac Catfish
Green Sunfish
Australian Crayfish
Lionfish
Zebra Mussel
Mitten Crab

Restricted fish

Bighead Carp
Bony-tongue fish (Arapaima)
Dorados
FW stingrays
Grass Carp
Nile Perches
Silver Carp
Snail/Black Carp
Tilapia
Walking Catfish
Redclaw Crayfish
Blue Catfish
Red Swamp Crayfish

Expanded list of Prohibited Freshwater Aquatic Species

 
Sunfish
Lepomis cyanellus (Green sunfish)
Electric catfishes - Family Malapteruridae, all species
Malapterurus barbatus
Malapterurus beninensis
Malapterurus cavalliensis
Malapterurus electricus
(Electric catfish)
Malapterurus gossei
Malapterurus leonensis
Malapterurus melanochir
Malapterurus microstoma
(Smallmouth electric catfish)
Malapterurus minjiriya
Malapterurus monsembeensis
Malapterurus murrayi
Malapterurus occidentalis
Malapterurus oguensis
Malapterurus polli
Malapterus punctatus
Malapterurus shirensis
Malapterurus stiassnyae
Malapterurus tanganyikaensis
Malapterurus tanoensis
Malapterurus teugelsi
Malapterurus thysi
Malapterurus zambezensis
Paradoxoglanis caudivittattus
Paradoxoglanis cryptus
Paradoxoglanis parvus
African tigerfishes
Hydrocynus brevis (Tiger-fish)
Hydrocynus forskahlii
Hydrocynus goliath
(Giant tigerfish)
Hydrocynus somonorum
Hydrocynus tanzaniae
Hydrocynus vittatus
(Tiger fish)
Walking catfishes - Family Clariidae (except Clarias batrachus)
Bathyclarias | Channallabes | Clariallabes | Clarias | Dinotopterus | Dolichallabes | Encheloclarias | Gymnallabes | Heterobranchus | Horaglanis | Platyallabes | Platyclarias |Tanganikallabes | Uegitglanis | Xenoclarias
Bathyclarias atribranchus
Bathyclarias euryodon
Bathyclarias filicibarbis
Bathyclarias foveolatus
Bathyclarias gigas
Bathyclarias ilesi
Bathyclarias jacksoni
Bathyclarias longibarbis
Bathyclarias nyasensis
Bathyclarias rotundifrons
Bathyclarias worthingtoni
Channallabes alvarezi
Channallabes apus
(Eel catfish)
Channallabes longicaudatus
Channallabes ogooensis
Channallabes sanghaensis
Channallabes teugelsi
Clariallabes attemsi
Clariallabes brevibarbis
Clariallabes centralis
Clariallabes heterocephalus
Clariallabes laticeps
Clariallabes longicauda
Clariallabes manyangae
Clariallabes melas
Clariallabes mutsindoziensis
Clariallabes petricola
(Victoria snake catfish)
Clariallabes pietschmanni
Clariallabes platyprosopos
(Broadhead catfish)
Clariallabes simeonsi
Clariallabes teugelsi
Clariallabes uelensis
Clariallabes variabilis
Clarias abbreviatus
Clarias agboyiensis
Clarias albopunctatus
Clarias alluaudi
(Alluaud's catfish)
Clarias anfractus
Clarias angolensis
Clarias anguillaris
(Mudfish)
Clarias batu
Clarias brachysoma
Clarias buettikoferi
Clarias buthupogon
Clarias camerunensis
Clarias cataractus
Clarias cavernicola
(Cave catfish)
Clarias dayi
Clarias dhonti
Clarias dumerilii
Clarias dussumieri
Clarias ebriensis
Clarias engelseni
Clarias fuscus
(Whitespotted clarias)
Clarias gabonensis
Clarias gariepinus
(North African catfish)
Clarias hilli
Clarias insolitus
Clarias intermedius
Clarias jaensis
Clarias kapuasensis
Clarias laeviceps
(Catfish)
Clarias lamottei
Clarias leiacanthus
Clarias liocephalus
(Smoothhead catfish)
Clarias longior
Clarias maclareni
Clarias macrocephalus
(Bighead catfish)
Clarias macromystax
Clarias meladerma
(Blackskin catfish)
Clarias microstomus
Clarias nebulosus
Clarias ngamensis
(Blunt-toothed African catfish)
Clarias nieuhofii
Clarias nigricans
Clarias nigromarmoratus
Clarias olivaceus
Clarias pachynema
Clarias planiceps
Clarias platycephalus
Clarias pseudoleiacanthus
Clarias pseudonieuhofii
Clarias salae
Clarias stappersii
(Blotched catfish)
Clarias submarginatus
Clarias sulcatus
Clarias teijsmanni
Clarias theodorae
(Snake catfish)
Clarias werneri (Werner's catfish)
Dinotopterus cunningtoni
Dolichallabes microphthalmus
Encheloclarias baculum
Encheloclarias curtisoma
Encheloclarias kelioides
Encheloclarias prolatus
Encheloclarias tapeinopterus
Encheloclarias velatus
Gymnallabes nops
Gymnallabes typus
Heterobranchus bidorsalis
(African catfish)
Heterobranchus boulengeri
Heterobranchus isopterus
Heterobranchus longifilis
(Vundu)
Horaglanis alikunhii
Horaglanis krishnai
(Indian blind catfish)
Platyclarias machadoi
Platyallabes tihoni
Tanganikallabes mortiauxi
Uegitglanis zammaranoi
Xenoclarias eupogon
(Lake Victoria deepwater catfish)
Parasitic catfishes - Family Trichomycteridae
Acanthoporna | Ammoglanis | Apomatoceros | Bullockia | Copionodon | Eremophilus | Glanapteryx | Glaphyropoma | Haemomaster | Hatcheria | Henonemus | Homodiaetus | Ituglanis | Listrura | Malacoglanis | Megalocentor | Microcambeva | Miuroglanis | Ochmacanthus | Paracanthopoma | Parastegophilus | Paravandellia | Pareiodon | Plectrochilus | Pseudostegophilus | Pygidianops | Rhizosomichthys | Sarcoglanis | Schultzichthys | Scleronema | Silvinichthys | Stauroglanis | Stegophilus | Stenolicmus | Trichogenes | Trichomycterus | Tridens | Tridensimilis | Tridentopsis | Typhlobelus | Vandellia
Acanthopoma annectens
Ammoglanis amapaensis
Ammoglanis diaphanus
Ammoglanis pulex
Apomatoceros alleni
Bullockia maldonadoi
Copionodon lianae
Copionodon orthiocarinatus
Copionodon pecten
Eremophilus mutisii
Glanapteryx anguilla
Glanapteryx niobium
Glaphyropoma rodriguesi
Glaphyropoma spinosum
Haemomaster venezuelae
Hatcheria macraei
Henonemus intermedius
Henonemus macrops
Henonemus punctatus
Henonemus taxistigmus
Henonemus triacanthopomus
Homodiaetus anisitsi
Homodiaetus banguela
Homodiaetus graciosa
Homodiaetus passarellii
Ituglanis amazonicus
Ituglanis bambui
Ituglanis cahyensis
Ituglanis eichorniarum
Ituglanis epikarsticus
Ituglanis gracilior
Ituglanis guayaberensis
Ituglanis herberti
Ituglanis laticeps
Ituglanis macunaima
Ituglanis mambai
Ituglanis metae
Ituglanis nebulosus
Ituglanis paraguassuensis
Ituglanis parahybae
Ituglanis parkoi
Ituglanis passensis
Ituglanis proops
Ituglanis ramiroi
Listrura boticario
Listrura camposi
Listrura nematopteryx
Listrura picinguabae
Listrura tetraradiata
Malacoglanis gelatinosus
Megalocentor echthrus
Microcambeva barbata
Microcambeva ribeirae
Miuroglanis platycephalus
Ochmacanthus alternus
Ochmacanthus batrachostomus
Ochmacanthus flabelliferus
Ochmacanthus orinoco
Ochmacanthus reinhardtii
Paracanthopoma parva
Parastegophilus maculatus
Parastegophilus paulensis
Paravandellia oxyptera
(Pantanal parasitic catfish)
Paravandellia phaneronema
Pareiodon microps
Plectrochilus diabolicus
Plectrochilus machadoi
Plectrochilus wieneri
Pseudostegophilus haemomyzon
Pseudostegophilus nemurus
Pygidianops cuao
Pygidianops eigenmanni
Pygidianops magoi
Rhizosomichthys totae
Sarcoglanis simplex
Schultzichthys bondi
Schultzichthys gracilis
Scleronema angustirostre
Scleronema minutum
Scleronema operculatum
Silvinichthys bortayro
Silvinichthys mendozensis
Stauroglanis gouldingi
(Ghost candiru)
Stegophilus insidiosus
Stegophilus panzeri
Stegophilus septentrionalis
Stenolicmus sarmientoi
Trichogenes longipinnis
(Long-finned cambeva)
Trichomycterus aguarague
Trichomycterus albinotatus
Trichomycterus alternatus
Trichomycterus alterus
Trichomycterus areolatus
Trichomycterus arleoi
Trichomycterus auroguttatus
Trichomycterus bahianus
Trichomycterus banneaui
Trichomycterus barbouri
Trichomycterus belensis
Trichomycterus bogotensis
Trichomycterus bomboizanus
Trichomycterus borellii
Trichomycterus boylei
Trichomycterus brasiliensis
Trichomycterus caipora
Trichomycterus caliensis
Trichomycterus candidus
Trichomycterus castroi
Trichomycterus catamarcensis
Trichomycterus caudofasciatus
Trichomycterus celsae
Trichomycterus chaberti
Trichomycterus chapmani
Trichomycterus chiltoni
Trichomycterus chungaraensis
Trichomycterus concolor
Trichomycterus conradi
Trichomycterus corduvensis
Trichomycterus crassicaudatus
Trichomycterus cubataonis
Trichomycterus davisi
Trichomycterus diabolus
Trichomycterus dispar
Trichomycterus dorsostriatum
Trichomycterus duellmani
Trichomycterus emanueli
Trichomycterus fassli
Trichomycterus florense
Trichomycterus gabrieli
Trichomycterus giganteus
Trichomycterus goeldii
Trichomycterus gorgona
Trichomycterus guaraquessaba
Trichomycterus guianense
Trichomycterus hasemani
Trichomycterus heterodontus
Trichomycterus igobi
Trichomycterus iheringi
Trichomycterus immaculatus
Trichomycterus itacambirussu
Trichomycterus itacarambiensis
Trichomycterus itatiayae
Trichomycterus jacupiranga
Trichomycterus jequitinhonhae
Trichomycterus johnsoni
Trichomycterus knerii
Trichomycterus landinga
Trichomycterus latidens
Trichomycterus latistriatus
Trichomycterus laucaensis
Trichomycterus lewi
Trichomycterus longibarbatus
Trichomycterus maracaiboensis
Trichomycterus maracaya
(Mar*** pencil catfish)
Trichomycterus mboycy
Trichomycterus megantoni
Trichomycterus meridae
Trichomycterus migrans
Trichomycterus mimonha
Trichomycterus mirissumba
Trichomycterus mondolfi
Trichomycterus motatanensis
Trichomycterus naipi
Trichomycterus nigricans
Trichomycterus nigroauratus
Trichomycterus nigromaculatus
Trichomycterus pantherinus
Trichomycterus paolence
Trichomycterus papilliferus
Trichomycterus paquequerense
Trichomycterus pauciradiatus
Trichomycterus piurae
Trichomycterus plumbeus
Trichomycterus potschi
Trichomycterus pradensis
Trichomycterus pseudosilvinichthys
Trichomycterus punctatissimus
Trichomycterus punctulatus
Trichomycterus ramosus
Trichomycterus regani
Trichomycterus reinhardti
Trichomycterus retropinnis
Trichomycterus riojanus
Trichomycterus rivulatus
Trichomycterus roigi
Trichomycterus romeroi
Trichomycterus sandovali
Trichomycterus santaeritae
Trichomycterus santanderensis
Trichomycterus septentrionale
Trichomycterus spegazzinii
Trichomycterus spelaeus
Trichomycterus spilosoma
Trichomycterus stawiarski
Trichomycterus stellatus
Trichomycterus straminius
Trichomycterus striatus
Trichomycterus taczanowskii
Trichomycterus taenia
Trichomycterus taeniops
Trichomycterus taroba
Trichomycterus tenuis
Trichomycterus therma
Trichomycterus tiraquae
Trichomycterus transandianus
Trichomycterus travassosi
Trichomycterus trefauti
Trichomycterus triguttatus
Trichomycterus tupinamba
Trichomycterus uisae
(Trepador)
Trichomycterus unicolor
Trichomycterus variegatus
Trichomycterus venulosus
Trichomycterus vermiculatus
Trichomycterus vittatus
Trichomycterus weyrauchi
Trichomycterus yuska
Trichomycterus zonatus
Tridens melanops
Tridensimilis brevis
Tridensimilis venezuelae
Tridentopsis cahuali
Tridentopsis pearsoni
Tridentopsis tocantinsi
Typhlobelus guacamaya
Typhlobelus lundbergi
Typhlobelus macromycterus
Typhlobelus ternetzi
Vandellia balzanii
Vandellia beccarii
Vandellia cirrhosa
(Candiru)
Vandellia sanguinea
Electric eel - Family Electrophoridae
Electrophorus electricus (Electric eel)
Lampreys - Family Petromyzonidae
Caspiomyzon | Entosphenus | Eudontomyzon | Geotria | Ichthyomyzon | Lampetra | Lethenteron | Mordacia | Petromyzon
Caspiomyzon wagneri (Caspian lamprey)
Entosphenus hubbsi (Kern brook lamprey)
Eudontomyzon danfordi (Carpathian lamrey)
Eudontomyzon hellenicus (Greek brook lamprey)
Eudontomyzon lanceolata (Turkish brook lamprey)
Eudontomyzon mariae (Ukranian brook lamprey)
Eudontomyzon stankokaramani (Drin brook lamprey)
Eudontomyzon vladykovi (Danubian brook lamprey)
Geotria australis (Pouched lamprey)
Ichthyomyzon bdellium (Ohio lamprey)
Ichthyomyzon castaneus (Chestnut lamprey)
Ichthyomyzon fossor (Northern brook lamprey)
Ichthyomyzon gagei (Southern brook lamprey)
Ichthyomyzon greeleyi (Mountain brook lamprey)
Ichthyomyzon unicuspis (Silver lamprey)
Lampetra aepyptera (Least brook lamprey)
Lampetra alaskensis (Alaskan brook lamprey)
Lampetra appendix (American brook lamprey)
Lampetra ayresii (River lamprey)
Lampetra camtschatica (Arctic lamprey)
Lampetra fluviatilis (European river lamprey)
Lampetra folletti (Modoc brook lamprey)
Lampetra geminis (Mexican brook lamprey)
Lampetra lamottei (Brook lamprey)
Lampetra lethophaga (Pit-Klamath brook lamprey)
Lampetra macrostoma (Vancouver lamprey)
Lampetra minima (Miller Lake lamprey)
Lampetra morii (Korean lamprey)
Lampetra pacifica (Pacific brook lamprey)
Lampetra planeri (European brook lamprey)
Lampetra reissneri (Far Eastern brook lamprey)
Lampetra richardsoni (Western brook lamprey)
Lampetra similis (Klamath river lamprey)
Lampetra spadidea (Mexican lamprey)
Lampetra tridentata (Pacific lamprey)
Lethenteron kessleri (Siberian brook lamprey)
Lethenteron matsubarai
Lethenteron zanandreai (Po brook lamprey)
Mordacia lapicida (Chilean lamprey)
Mordacia mordax (Australian lamprey)
Mordacia praecox (Non-parasitic lamprey)
Petromyzon marinus (Sea lamprey)
Piranhas & pirambebas - Subfamily Serrasalminae
Catoprion mento (Wimple piranha)
Citharinus citharus (Moon fish)
Pristobrycon aureus
Pristobrycon calmoni
Pristobrycon striolatus
Pygocentrus cariba
(Black spot piranha)
Pygopristis denticulata (Lobetoothed piranha)
Pygocentrus nattereri (Red piranha)
Pygocentrus piraya (San Francisco piranha)
Serrasalmus altispnis
Serrasalmus altuvei
Serrasalmus bilineatus
Serrasalmus brandtii
(White piranha)
Serrasalmus compressus
Serrasalmus eigenmanni
Serrasalmus elongatus
(Slender piranha)
Serrasalmus geryi
Serrasalmus gibbus
Serrasalmus gouldingi
Serrasalmus hastatus
Serrasalmus hollandi
Serrasalmus humeralis
(Pirambeba)
Serrasalmus irritans
Serrasalmus maculatus
Serrasalmus manueli
Serrasalmus marginatus
Serrasalmus medinai
Serrasalmus nalseni
Serrasalmus neveriensis
Serrasalmus nigricans
Serrasalmus rhombeus
(Redeye piranha)
Serrasalmus sanchezi
Serrasalmus serrulatus
Serrasalmus spilopleura
(Speckled piranha)
Snakeheads - Family Channidae
Channa amphibeus (Chel, Borna snakehead)
Channa argus (Northern/Amur Snakehead)
Channa asiatica (Chinese, Small Snakehead)
Channa aurantimaculata (Orangespotted Snakehead)
Channa bankanensis (Bangka Snakehead)
Channa barca (Barca Snakehead)
Channa bleheri (Rainbow, tiger, python snakehead)
Channa buramanica (Burmese Snakehead)
Channa cyanospilos (Bluespotted)
Channa diplogramma
Channa gauchaua
(Dwarf Snakehead)
Channa harcourtbutleri (Inle, Burmese snakehead)
Channa lucius (Splendid Snakehead)
Channa maculata (Blotched Snakehead)
Channa marulia (Cobra, Great snakehead)
Channa marulioides (Emperor Snakehead)
Channa melanoptera (Blackfinned Snakehead)
Channa melasoma (Black Snakehead)
Channa micropeltes (Giant, Red, Redline snakehead)
Channa nox (Night Snakehead)
Channa orientalis (Walking, Ceylon snakehead)
Channa ornatipinnis
Channa panaw
(Panaw Snakehead)
Channa pleurophthalma (Ocellated, Eyespot Snakehead)
Channa pulchra
Channa punctata (Spotted Snakehead)
Channa stewatii (Assamese, Golden Snakehead)
Channa striata (Snakehead murrel, Golden snakehead)
Parachanna africana (Niger, African Snakehead)
Parachanna insignis (Congo Snakehead)
Parachanna obscura (African Snakehead)
Tilapia (except conditional tilapia species)
Alcolapia | Oreochromis | Saratherodon | Tilapia
Alcolapia alcalicus (Natron tilapia)
Alcolapia grahami
Alcolapia latilabris
Alcolapia ndalalani
Oreochromis amphimelas
Oreochromis andersonii
(Three spotted Tilapia)
Oreochromis angolensis
Oreochromis chungruruensis
Oreochromis esculentus
(Singida Tilapia)
Oreochromis hunteri (Lake Chala Tilapia)
Oreochromis ismailiaensis
Oreochromis jipe
(Jipe Tilapia)
Oreochromis karomo (Karomo Tilapia)
Oreochromis karongae
Oreochromis korogwe
(Korogwe Tilapia)
Oreochromis lepidurus
Oreochromis leucostictus
Oreochromis lidole
Oreochromis macrochir
(Longfin Tilapia)
Oreochromis malagarasi
Oreochromis mortimeri
(Kariba Tilapia)
Oreochromis mweruensis
Oreochromis pangani
Oreochromis placidus
(Black Tilapia)
Oreochromis rukwaensis (Lake Rukwa Tilapia)
Oreochromis saka
Oreochromis salinicola
Oreochromis schwebischi
Oreochromis shiranus
(Chilwa Tilapia)
Oreochromis spilurus (Athi River or Buffalo Springs Tilapia)
Oreochromis spilurus (Sabaki Tilapia)
Oreochromis squamipinnis
Oreochromis tanganicae
Oreochromis upembae
Oreochromis variabilis
(Victoria tilapia)
Sarotherodon caroli (Fissi)
Sarotherodon caudomarginatus
Sarotherodon galilaeus
(Mango Tilapia)
Sarotherodon linnellii (Blackfin Tilapia)
Sarotherodon lohbergeri (Keppi)
Sarotherodon melanotheron (Mango fish or Blackchin tilapia)
Sarotherodon mvogoi
Sarotherodon nigripinnis
Sarotherodon occidentalis
Sarotherodon steinbachi
(Kululu)
Sarotherodon tournieri
Tilapia bakossiorum
Tilapia baloni
Tilapia bemini
Tilapia bilineata
Tilapia brevimanus
Tilapia busumana
Tilapia buttikoferi
(Hornet)
Tilapia bythobates
Tilapia cabrae
Tilapia cameronensis
Tilapia camerunensis
Tilapia cessiana
Tilapia coffea
Tilapia congica
Tilapia dageti
Tilapia deckerti
Tilapia discolor
Tilapia flava
Tilapia guinasana
(Otjikoto Tilapia)
Tilapia guineensis (Guinean Tilapia)
Tilapia gutturosa
Tilapia imbriferna
Tilapia ismailiaensis
Tilapia jallae
Tilapia joka
Tilapia kottae
Tilapia louka
Tilapia margaritacea
Tilapia mariae
(Spotted Tilapia)
Tilapia nyongana
Tilapia rendalli
(Redbreast Tilapia)
Tilapia rheophila
Tilapia ruweti
(Okavango Tilapia)
Tilapia snyderae
Tilapia sparrmanii
(Banded Tilapia)
Tilapia spongotroktis
Tilapia tholloni
Tilapia thysi
Tilapia walteri
Tilapia zillii
(Redbelly Tilapia)
Trahiras - Family Erythrinidae
Erythrinus erythrinus
Erythrinus kessleri
Hoplerythrinus cinereus
Hoplerythrinus gronovii
Hoplerythrinus unitaeniatus
(Aimara)
Hoplias aimara
Hoplias brasiliensis
Hoplias lacerdae
Hoplias macrophthalmus
(Giant trahira)
Hoplias malabaricus (Trahira)
Hoplias microcephalus
Hoplias microlepis
Hoplias patana
Hoplias teres
Airsac catfishes - Family Heteropneustidae
Heteropneustes fossilis (Stinging catfish)
Heteropneustes kemratensis
Heteropneustes longipectoralis
Heteropneustes microps

To protect and conserve Florida's natural aquatic resources and help ensure public safety, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) prohibits (see Prohibited fishes) or restricts (see list above) certain non-native fishes and aquatic fauna. Moreover, no person shall allow or permit any freshwater aquatic organism not native to the state to remain in the waters of any pond which is not maintained or operated for the production of such non-native species.

The FWC uses well-defined criteria to determine where a species should appear on the list. The most current list is available by checking the statutes (See 68A-23.008). Species that were included on the list as of July 2003 are described on this page. In general, prohibited non-native aquatic species, listed in red in the link box above, may not be imported, sold, possessed or transported in Florida. Very limited exceptions are made by permit for viewing at large public aquaria or for research, provided Commission-approved maximum security requirements are met. No exceptions are made for certain prohibited species, such as piranha. Research permits for prohibited aquatic species are also very stringent.
Restricted non-native aquatic species, listed in brown in the link box above, may only be possessed under permit from the executive director. Prior to the issuance of such permit, the facilities where the restricted aquatic species are to be kept and waters where their use is intended may be inspected by Commission personnel to assure that adequate safeguards exist to prevent escape or accidental release into the waters of the state.
Note that much of the information on this page was taken from Fish base and "Living Fishes of the World," by Herald, or from the "Identification Guide to the Restricted and Prohibited Exotic Fishes," which was edited by Lt. Tom Quinn for FWC.

Link: http://floridafisheries.com/Fishes/Restricted.html


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Florida Regulations 68-5.002 - Conditional Non-native Species

Conditional Non-native Species

Current as of: Dec. 2011
Live specimens of the following species, including their taxonomic successors, subspecies, or hybrids or eggs thereof may be possessed only pursuant to permit issued by the Executive Director except as provided in subsection 68-5.001(3), F.A.C.
(1) Non-native freshwater fish and aquatic invertebrate species.
(a) Bighead carp (Aristichthys nobilis).
(b) Bony-tongue fishes (Family Arapaimidae).
1. Arapaima (Arapaima gigas).
2. Heterotis (Heterotis niloticus).
(c) Dorados (Genus Salminus, all species).
(d) Freshwater stingrays (Family Potamotrygonidae, all species).
(e) Grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella), with restrictions as provided in Rule 68A-23.088, F.A.C.
(f) Silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix).
(g) Snail or black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus).
(h) Nile perches (Genus Lates, all species). For owners of aquaculture facilities that are operating under permit or a certificate of registration, but which are not cultivating Nile perches as of April 11, 2007, and for owners of aquaculture facilities which are issued original permits or certificates of registration after April 11, 2007, Nile perches:
1. Shall be held only in indoor facilities.
2. Shall not be taken on a fee or for-hire basis using hook and line or rod and reel.
(i) Blue tilapia (Oreochromis aureus), except that Oreochromis aureus may be possessed, cultured, and transported without permit in Citrus County in the North Central Region; and all counties of the Northeast, South and Southwest Regions.
(j) Wami tilapia (Oreochromis urolepis).
(k) Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus)
(l) Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)
(m) Walking catfish (Clarias batrachus)
(n) Blue catfish (Ictalurus furcatus), except that blue catfish may be possessed in the Suwannee River and its tributaries and north and west of the Suwannee River.
(o) Australian red claw crayfish (Cherax quadricarinatus) only in closed tank culture systems.
(p) Red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) and white river crayfish (Procambarus zonangulas)
1. Pond aquaculture of either species is prohibited.
2. Red swamp crayfish and white river crayfish may be possessed west of the Apalachicola River and its tributaries or imported for direct sale to food wholesalers and food retailers for resale to consumers without permit.
(q) Arowanas (Family Osteoglossidae, all species except silver arowana, Osteoglossum bicirrhosum).
(r) Northern largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides salmoides), except that intergrade largemouth bass (northern largemouth bass x Florida largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides floridanus) may be possessed in the Suwannee River and its tributaries and north and west of the Suwannee River.


Florida Regulations 68-5.003 - Prohibited Non-native Species


Current as of: Dec. 2011
Live specimens of the following species, including their taxonomic successors, subspecies, or hybrids or eggs thereof may be possessed only pursuant to permit issued by the Executive Director except as provided in subsection 68-5.001(4), F.A.C.
(1) Non-native freshwater aquatic species:
(a) African electric catfishes (Family Malapteruridae, all species).
(b) African tigerfishes (Genus Hydrocynus, all species).
(c) Airbreathing catfishes (Family Clariidae, all species except Clarias batrachus).
(d) Candiru catfishes (Family Trichomycteridae, all species).
(e) Freshwater electric eels (Electrophorus electricus).
(f) Lampreys (Family Petromyzontidae, all species).
(g) All species of piranha and pirambeba (subfamily Serrasalminae).
(h) Snakeheads (Family Channidae, all species).
(i) Tilapias (Genera Tilapia, Sarotherodon, Alcolapia and Oreochromis, all species except Oreochromis aureus, Oreochromis urolepis, Oreochromis mossambicus, and Oreochromis niloticus).
(j) Trahiras or Tigerfishes (Family Erythrinidae, all species).
(k) Airsac catfishes (Family Heteropneustidae, all species).
(l) Green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus).
(m) Australian crayfish (Genus Cherax, all species except Cherax quadricarinatus cultured in a closed tank system.
(n) Zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha).
(o) Quagga mussel (Dreissena bugensis).
(2) Non-native mammals – African giant pouched rats (Genus Cricetomys, all species).
(3) Non-native marine species:
(a) Mitten crab (Genus Eriocheir, all species).
(b) Sea snakes (Family Hydrophiidae, all species), except that sea snakes may be possessed as described in subsection 68-5.001(4)(a)6., F.A.C.
(c) Weeverfishes (Family Trachinidae, all species).
(d) Stone fishes (Genus Synanceia, all species).
(e) Genus Synanceia, all species.
(f) Pitted stonefish (Erosa erosa).
(g) Red rock cod (Scorpaena papillosa).
(h) Stonefish (Leptosynanceia asteroblepa).
(i) Stargazing stonefish (Trachicephalus uranoscopus).
Rulemaking Authority Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. Law Implemented Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. History–New 6-7-07, Amended 7-1-10, 8-26-10.




Florida Regulations 68-5.001 - Introduction of Non-native Species into the State

Current as of: Dec. 2011
(1) No person shall transport into the state, introduce, or possess, for any purpose that might reasonably be expected to result in liberation into the state, any freshwater fish, aquatic invertebrate, marine plant, marine animal, or wild animal life not native to the state, without having secured a permit from the Commission, except:
(a) Fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas).
(b) Variable platy (Xiphophorus variatus).
(c) Coturnix quail (Coturnix coturnix).
(d) Ring-necked pheasant (Phasianus colchicus).
(2) Unless otherwise specifically provided in Titles 68A through 68E, F.A.C., all species of freshwater aquatic life and wild animal life not native to Florida may be taken throughout the year, without restrictions.
(3) Conditional Non-native Species – No person shall import into the state, sell, possess, or transport any live specimens of the species, or hybrids or eggs thereof, listed in Rule 68-5.002, F.A.C., except by Conditional/Prohibited/Nonnative species permit and as provided in paragraphs (a) through (f) below:
(a) Permits shall be issued only to individuals or institutions engaged in research, or to commercial import or export businesses, public aquaria, public zoological parks, or public exhibitors providing educational exhibits. Permits shall not be issued for display of these species in private aquaria, private zoological parks, or for personal possession, except as provided in Rule 68-5.002, F.A.C.
(b) Any person engaged in aquaculture who possesses a valid certificate of registration from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued pursuant to Chapter 597, F.S., and who is authorized to possess such species in accordance with Chapter 597, F.S., is not required to obtain the permit.
(c) Conditional freshwater fish and aquatic invertebrate species:
1. Species held outdoors may only be held in a water body that has the lowest point of the top edge of its levee, dike, bank, or tank at an elevation of at least one foot above the 100-year flood elevation determined by reference to elevation maps issued by the National Flood Insurance Program, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Such water body shall have no water discharge or shall be constructed with a barrier system designed to prevent escape of adults, juveniles, and eggs in the water effluent discharged from the permittee’s property. Public visitation at facilities in possession of conditional non-native species shall occur only under supervision of the permittee or his/her designee.
2. Conditional freshwater fish and aquatic invertebrate species held indoors may only be held in culture systems having no water discharge, having a water discharge through a closed drain system, or other system designed to prevent discharge of water containing adults, juveniles and eggs from the permittee’s property.
3. Conditional non-native aquatic species shall not be taken on a fee- or for-hire basis using hook and line or rod and reel.
(d) Conditional turtle species:
1. Outdoor facilities must have a permanent containment barrier secured at least six inches below ground level to prevent escape by digging, erosion, climbing or by passing through gaps. Such barriers may be constructed of solid metal or weather-resistant and rot-resistant material, and may not use mesh material.
2. All eggs must be removed and destroyed daily from outdoor facilities.
(e) Snakes and lizards:
1. Conditional snake and lizard species may only be held in safe, secure and proper housing in cases, cages, pits or enclosures of the following specifications:
a. Cage may be constructed of a variety of materials including: plate glass of at least one-quarter inch thickness, break-resistant plastic of similar strength, concrete reinforced with wire, sheet metal, molded fiberglass, plywood or interlocking lumber that has been treated to be impervious to moisture and is not less than one-half inch in thickness, or other materials which provide equivalent stability and security against escape and unauthorized intrusion. Cages and doors to cages shall be sealed. The doors of each cage shall be securely locked by a device operated by a key, combination lock, key card or other locking device approved by the Commission to prevent unauthorized intrusion.
b. A room or out-building may contain conditional snake and lizard species in cages that are not locked provided that such a room or out building is locked by a device operated by a key, combination lock, key card or other locking device approved by the Commission to prevent unauthorized intrusion, is inaccessible to unauthorized personnel, is constructed and maintained as to be escape-proof, and has been inspected and approved as conforming to these rules by Commission personnel prior to use. Any out building so used must be of strong construction with concrete or other suitable flooring and securely anchored to the ground. Such building shall be clearly posted at point of entry with a sign stating “Danger – Dangerous Reptiles.”
c. Facilities with one or more permittee at the same facility location may not commingle their respective live conditional species inventories. All cages or enclosures must be clearly identified or visibly marked with the name of the permittee or other identifier to facilitate inventory inspections.
d. All individuals associated with a facility authorized to possess conditional snake and lizard species shall demonstrate knowledge of facility requirements, and secure handling protocols for conditional snakes and lizards as established by the permittee.
2. Identification: Conditional snakes and lizards shall be permanently identified with a unique passive integrated transponder (PIT tag). Identification shall consist of the implantation of a unique PIT tag under the specimen’s skin in a manner to maintain the PIT tag permanently in place.
a. For snakes implantation shall be in specimens with a one (1) inch or greater diameter. The PIT tag shall be implanted in the rear one-third (1/3) of the snake, forward of the anal plate.
b. For lizards implantation shall be in the body cavity in close proximity to and forward of a rear leg, or in a rear leg.
c. The requirement pertaining to the location of the PIT tag implantation shall not apply to specimens implanted prior to acquisition of the animal or prior to the effective date of this rule.
d. Records of identification including PIT tag number where applicable, along with information about the specimen being identified (species, specimen name or number, gender, and age) must be provided to the Commission within 72 hours of acquisition and maintained in the possessor’s records for as long as the specimen is possessed.
e. Exemption: Conditional snakes and lizards being held for export by any person who possesses such animals in accordance with Sections 379.304 and 379.372, F.S., are exempt from the permanent identification requirement of this section for a period not to exceed 180 days provided such animals or their enclosures are permanently marked so as to be traceable to written records indicating the date such conditional snakes and lizards were acquired.
3. Inspection: Conditional snake and lizard species held in captivity are subject to inspection by Commission personnel. Commission personnel shall determine whether the snakes or lizards are securely, properly and safely housed. In the event that any conditional snakes or lizards are not safely housed, Commission personnel shall report the situation in writing to the person authorized to possess or exhibit such reptiles. Failure of the possessor or exhibitor to correct the situation within 30 days after such written notice shall be grounds for revocation of the permit.
4. Transporting: Conditional snake and lizard species shall be transported only after placement in a closely woven, double-seam sewn, cloth sack. This cloth sack shall be placed in a second cloth sack of similar construction, which shall be placed in a secure container. Said containers shall be prominently labeled “Dangerous Reptiles.”
5. Disaster and Critical Incidents Plans.
a. A plan to secure conditional snakes or lizards in the event of disasters or critical incidents shall be documented on the Captive Wildlife Critical Incident/Disaster Plan form FWCDLE_619 (06-10), which is adopted and incorporated herein by reference. Forms may be obtained by submitting a request to: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of Law Enforcement, 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600, or at www.myfwc.com/License/Index.htm. This form shall consist of two parts. Part A of form FWCDLE_619 shall be submitted at the time of initial application to possess conditional snake and lizard species; and Part B shall be retained on file at the facility and be made available for inspection upon request of Commission personnel.
b. No later than 24 hours prior to the National Weather Center’s projected onset of hurricane-force winds of Category 3 or greater, all conditional snakes and lizards shall be placed in a closely woven, double-seam sewn, cloth sack. This cloth sack shall be placed in a second cloth sack of similar construction, which shall be placed in a secure container. Any conditional snakes and lizards in an outdoor enclosure shall be moved to a secure indoor facility of strong construction with concrete or other suitable flooring and securely anchored to the ground. Persons authorized to possess conditional snakes and lizards shall report their critical incident preparation status to their county emergency management agency prior to the onset of critical conditions.
6. Record Keeping: Persons authorized to possess conditional snake and lizard species shall maintain an accurate record of all changes in inventory including births, deaths, acquisitions, sales and transfers of all conditional snakes or lizards. Such records shall be kept on the permitted premises on a Captive Wildlife Inventory-Reptile form, FWCDLE_620IV-R (06-10), which is adopted and incorporated herein by reference. Forms may be obtained by submitting a request to: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of Law Enforcement, 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600, or at www.myfwc.com/License/Index.htm. Such records shall be open to inspection upon request by Commission personnel.
a. Records of births or deaths shall include the date of the birth or death; and the quantity and species of each birth or death. For the purposes of this section “birth” shall be defined as the initial hatch or live birth date for the clutch.
b. Records of acquisition shall include the date of acquisition; quantity and species of reptiles acquired; method of identification and unique passive integrated transponder (PIT tag) number, if applicable, for each specimen; name and complete address of supplier, except for animals acquired under the provisions of paragraph 68-5.004(3)(c), F.A.C.; and conditional species permit number of supplier where applicable.
c. Transfer: Conditional snake and lizard species may be transferred to persons authorized to possess conditional snakes and lizards. Such transfers must be accompanied by Captive Wildlife Inventory-Reptile form, FWCDLE_620IV-R (06-10), which is adopted and incorporated herein by reference. Forms may be obtained by submitting a request to: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of Law Enforcement, 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600, or at www.myfwc.com/License/Index.htm. This form shall be signed by the originator upon shipment and by the recipient upon receipt and shall list the common name, scientific name, and quantity of each species in transport; name and address of the originator and recipient; conditional species permit number of the recipient; if the shipment originates within Florida, the conditional species permit number of the originator.
7. Reporting:
a. Persons exhibiting or selling live conditional snakes and lizards in accordance with Section 379.304, F.S., shall complete a Captive Wildlife Inventory-Reptile form, FWCDLE_620IV-R (06-10), and submit same to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of Law Enforcement, 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600, upon annual renewal of permit and six months thereafter.
b. Any person authorized to possess conditional snakes and lizards must report any escapes to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of Law Enforcement immediately upon discovery of escape.
(f) Research involving conditional species:
1. A detailed research proposal shall accompany the application for the permit. The proposal shall state with particularity research objectives, methodology and study duration, and outline planned safeguards to assure proper containment of the species. An annual record of progress toward the research project objectives shall be maintained, and such research proposal and record of progress shall be available for inspection upon request of Commission personnel.
2. All research involving conditional species shall be conducted according to the provisions of paragraphs (3)(c)-(e) above.
3. The permit shall expire 12 months from the date of issuance and shall not be renewed until a detailed report of research findings is received and approved by the Commission. The report shall include a description of activities undertaken in the permit period, progress toward research project objectives, and proposed additional activities to be undertaken during any renewal period. Such reports are public records subject to the requirements for public disclosure under Chapter 119, F.S.
4. Any escape or release of conditional species shall be reported immediately to the Commission.
(4) Prohibited Non-native Species – No person shall import into the state, sell, possess, or transport any live specimens of the species, or hybrids or eggs thereof, listed in Rule 68-5.003, F.A.C., except by Conditional/Prohibited/Nonnative Species permit and as provided in paragraphs (a) and (b) below:
(a) Exhibition of prohibited species: public aquaria, zoological parks, or public exhibitors shall be granted a permit provided the following requirements are met:
1. Prohibited aquatic species shall be maintained in indoor facilities in containers or other confinement facilities designed to prevent escape and having no exterior water discharge or having a water discharge through a closed drain system that terminates in a dry-bed wastewater retention area with no public access.
2. Prohibited terrestrial species shall be maintained in indoor facilities in cages or other confinement facilities that prevent escape and public contact.
3. Critical incident and disaster plan. A plan for securing animals on site, evacuating and/or euthanizing animals in the event of a natural disaster or critical incident shall be submitted by the applicant and approved by the Commission before a permit will be issued. The critical incident and disaster plan shall also include methods to transport and return evacuated animals to the exhibition facility. Commission personnel will review the critical incident and disaster plan to ensure the State of Florida is adequately protected from the risk of introduction of the species.
4. Inspections. Exhibitors permitted to possess prohibited species may be inspected by Commission personnel or an authorized representative of the Commission prior to issuance of a permit. Scheduled and unannounced inspections to ensure general security measures are followed may be conducted at any time during the permit period.
5. The permit will expire 12 months from the date of issuance.
6. Possession of sea snakes (Family Hydrophiidae, all species) is limited to public aquaria, public zoological parks, or public exhibitors providing educational exhibits, for public exhibition purposes only, under the following conditions:
a. Only male sea snakes may be possessed.
b. A public aquarium, zoological park, or public exhibitor possessing sea snakes shall not be located in a coastal county and shall have no contiguous connection with any waters of the state.
c. Each public aquarium, public zoological park, or public exhibitor possessing sea snakes shall provide quarterly reports to the Commission regarding the number of each species of sea snakes on the premises and any changes in inventory resulting from death or additions by importation.
d. Each public aquarium, zoological park, or public exhibitor possessing sea snakes shall post with the Commission a $1 million letter of credit. The letter of credit shall be in favor of the State of Florida, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, for use by the Commission to remove any sea snake accidentally or intentionally introduced into waters of the state. The letter of credit shall be written in the form determined by the Commission. The letter of credit shall provide that the zoological park or aquarium is responsible for the sea snakes within that facility and shall be in effect at all times that the zoological park or aquarium or public exhibitor possesses sea snakes.
e. No person or public aquarium, public zoological park, or public exhibitor shall barter, sell, or trade sea snakes within this state.
f. A public aquarium, public zoological park, or public exhibitor that imports sea snakes pursuant to this subsection may transport sea snakes into this state only by airplane that may land only at an airport located in a non-coastal county within this state.
g. A public aquarium, public zoological park, or public exhibitor possessing sea snakes pursuant to this subsection shall abide by all regulatory requirements of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission with respect to venomous reptiles.
(b) Research involving prohibited species: Individuals or institutions engaged in research shall be granted a permit, provided the following requirements are met:
1. Eligibility. A permit for research involving prohibited species shall be issued only to a principal investigator who is a faculty member of a college or university, is affiliated with an accredited institution, or is a member of a federal, state or county agency.
2. Research proposal. A detailed research proposal shall be submitted and shall state with particularity research objectives, methodology and study duration, and shall outline planned safeguards to ensure proper containment of all specimens. An annual record of progress toward the research project objectives shall be maintained, and such research proposal and record of progress shall be available for inspection upon request of Commission personnel.
3. General security measures and containment.
a. Applicants shall submit to the Commission a list of personnel that have access to the prohibited species and arrangements for final disposition or euthanization of specimens.
b. All research on prohibited aquatic species shall be conducted in indoor facilities in containers or other confinement facilities designed to prevent escape and having no exterior water discharge or having a water discharge through a closed drain system that terminates in a dry-bed wastewater retention area with no public access.
c. All research on prohibited terrestrial wildlife species shall be conducted in indoor facilities in cages or other confinement facilities that prevent escape.
4. Critical incident and disaster plan. A plan for securing animals on site, evacuating and/or euthanizing animals in the event of a natural disaster or critical incident shall be submitted by the applicant and approved by the Commission before a permit will be issued. The critical incident and disaster plan shall include methods to transport and return evacuated animals back to the research facility. Commission personnel will review the critical incident and disaster plan to ensure the State of Florida is adequately protected from the risk of introduction of the species.
5. Inspections. All research facilities where research involving prohibited species is to be conducted will be inspected by Commission personnel or an authorized representative of the Commission prior to issuance of a permit. Scheduled and unannounced inspections to ensure general security measures are followed may be conducted at any time during the permit period.
6. The permit shall expire 12 months from the date of issuance and shall not be renewed until a detailed report of research findings is received and approved by the Commission. The report will include a description of activities undertaken in the permit period, progress toward research project objectives, and proposed additional activities to be undertaken during any renewal period. Such reports are public records subject to the requirements for public disclosure under Chapter 119, F.S.
7. Any escape or release of prohibited species shall be reported immediately to the Commission, and escape or release shall constitute grounds for revocation of the permit to conduct research involving prohibited species.
(5) No permits shall be granted for possession of any species of piranha or pirambeba (subfamily Serrasalminae).
(6) No leopard tortoise (Geochelone pardalis), African spurred tortoise (Geochelone sulcata), or Bell’s hingeback tortoise (Kinixys belliana) shall be imported or transported into this state, without a Conditional/Prohibited/Nonnative Species permit subject to the following:
(a) Tortoises shall be inspected by a veterinarian and certified as being free of external parasites prior to being imported. Certified veterinary health certificates and written notice of the shipment shall be submitted to the Commission no less than 10 days before arrival of any tortoise.
(b) Containers used to transport tortoises shall be disinfected prior to importation, and shall be incinerated within 24 hours of arrival or exported out of Florida within 72 hours.
(c) Such other conditions as may be necessary to ensure that no tortoise infested with ticks capable of transmitting the Heartwater disease is imported into Florida.
(7) No person shall allow or permit any freshwater fish, aquatic invertebrate, marine plant, marine animal, or wild animal life not native to the state, to remain in any facility that is no longer maintained or operated for the production or maintenance of such non-native species. The presence of any such non-native species in any facility shall constitute possession by the owner or operator of the facility.
Rulemaking Authority Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. Law Implemented Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. History–New 6-7-07, Amended 8-23-10.


Lionfish:

68B-5.006 Lionfish.
(1) For purposes of this rule:
(a) “Diver” means any person who is wholly or partially submerged in the water, and is equipped with a face mask, face mask and snorkel, or underwater breathing apparatus.
(b) “Lionfish” means any fish of the genus Pterois, or any part thereof.
(2) A recreational fishing license is not required for harvesting lionfish by divers only if using the following gear:
(a) Hand held net,
(b) Pole spear,
(c) Hawaiian sling, or
(d) Any other spearing device specifically designed and exclusively marketed towards lionfish.
(3) Lionfish shall have no commercial or recreational bag limit. Commercial licensing requirements apply for anyone harvesting for commercial purposes.
(4) The harvest of lionfish while using a rebreather is allowed in accordance with subsection 68B-4.012(2), F.A.C.
(5) In accordance with Rule 68-5.005, F.A.C., the importation of live lionfish is prohibited.
(6) In accordance with Rule 68-5.005, F.A.C., the intentional breeding of lionfish or cultivation of lionfish eggs or larvae in captivity is prohibited except as authorized by Conditional/Prohibited/Nonnative species permit.
(7) Except for activities authorized by Conditional/Prohibited/Nonnative species permit, the harvest or possession of lionfish eggs or larvae for any purpose other than destruction is prohibited.
Rulemaking Authority Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. Law Implemented Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. History–New 8-21-13, Amended 8-1-14, 11-26-14.
 

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GEORGIA:

"Keeping Georgia Wildlife as Pets
Exotic Animals
The animals listed below are examples of the exotic species regulated under Georgia Law. The Department should be consulted before any exotic animals which are not normally domesticated are acquired. Hybrids or crosses between any combination of domestic animals, wildlife, or regulated wild animals and all subsequent generations are regulated in Georgia and may not be held without a license.

Banded tetra
Piranha; all species
Grass, Silver and Bighead carp
Air-breathing catfishes; all species
Parasitic catfishes; all species
Giant walking catfishes; all species
Snakeheads; all species of genera Ophicephalus and Channa
Fresh-water stingray; all species"

See Also:

27-1-1.

This title shall be known and may be cited as the 'Game and Fish Code'.

27-5-5.
( a ) The following animals are considered to be inherently dangerous to human beings and are subject to the license or permit insurance requirements provided for in subsection ( f ) of Code Section 27-5-4

( 3 ) Class Osteichthyes:
( A ) Order Cypriniformes (Suborder Characoidei) : Family Characidae (tetra, piranha): Genera Serrasalmus, Serrasalmo, Pygocentrus, Taddyella, Rooseveltiella, Pygopristis (piranhas) - All species;
( B ) Order Siluriformes: Family Trichomycteridae (parasitic catfishes) : Genera Vandellia (candiru) and Urinophilus; and
( C ) Class Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish) : Order Rajiformes : Family Potamotrygonidae (freshwater stingray) - All species

( b ) Except as provided in this Code section, a license or permit is required for the following wild animals and any others as specified by regulation of the board:

( 4 ) Class Osteichthyes (bony fish)
( A ) Order Cypriniformes (Suborder Characoidei): Family Characidae (tetra, piranha) :
( i ) Astynax faciatus (banded tetra);
( ii ) Genera Serrasalmus, Serrasalmo, Pygocentrus, Taddyella, Rooseveltia, Pygopristis (piranhas) - All species:

( B ) Order Cypriniformes (Suborder Cyprinoidei) Family Cyprinidae (carp, grass carp, orfe, etc.)
( i ) Ctenopharyngodon idella (grass carp);
( ii ) Hypophthalmichthys molitrix ( silver carp);
( iii ) Aristichthys nobilis (bighead carp):

( C ) Order Siluriformes:
( i ) Family Clariidae (air-breathing catfishes) - All species;
( ii ) Family Trichomycteridae (parasitic catfishes) - Genera Vandellia (candiru) and Urinophilus - All species;
( iii ) Family Heteropneustidae ( giant walking catfishes) Genus Heteropneustes - All species;

( D ) Order Perciformes (Suborder Channoidei) Family Channidae (snakeheads): Genera Ophicephalus and Channa - All species;

( 5 ) Class Chondrichthys (cartilaginous fish) : Order Rajiformes : Family Potamotrygonidae (fresh-water stingray ) - All species; and

( 6 ) All exotic fish which are not held in aquaria or tanks, provided that, as used in this Code section, 'aquaria or tanks' means containers for holding fish from which no water is discharged, except through periodic cleaning, and which discharged water is passed through a filtering system capable of removing all fish and fish eggs and is disposed of only in a septic tank permitted by the County or in a waste-water treatment system permitted by the Environmental Protection Division of the department. For purposes of this paragraph, exotic fish are all fish species not native to Georgia. This paragraph shall not apply to any species of fish regulated by any other chapter of this title.

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HAWAII:

LIST OF PROHIBITED FISH

CLASS Chonodrichthyes
ORDER Carcharhiniformes
FAMILY Carcharhinidae
Carcharhinus nicaraguensis shark, Nicaraguan
freshwater
ORDER Myliobatiformes
FAMILY Dasyatidae
Dasyatidae (all species in stingrays, freshwater
family)
ORDER Orectolobiformes
FAMILY Orectolobidae
Orectolobus maculatus shark, spotted carpet;
(shark, wobbegong)
Orectolobus ornatus shark, banded carpet
ORDER Petromyzoniformes
FAMILY Petromyzonidae
Petromyzonidae (all species in lampreys
family)
CLASS Osteichthyes
ORDER Amiiformes
FAMILY Amiidae
Amiidae (all species in family) bowfins; dogfishes;
mudfishes
ORDER Anguilliformes
Anguilliformes (all species in eels
order)
ORDER Atheriniformes
FAMILY Atherinidae
Atherinomorus stipes silversides, hardhead
FAMILY Belonidae
Belonidae (all species in needlefishes
family)
FAMILY Hemirhamphidae
Hemirhamphidae (all species in halfbeaks
family, except
Dermogenys pusillus and
Nomorhamphus celebensis)
FAMILY Poeciliidae
Belonesox belizanus top minnow, pike
ORDER Cypriniformes
FAMILY Characidae
Acestrorhynchus (all species cachorros
in genus)
Catoprion (all species in genus) piranha
Hydrolycus (all species in characins
genus)
Pygocentrus (all species in genus) piranha
Serrasalminae (all species piranha
in subfamily except the
species in the following
genera: Colossoma, pacu;
Metynnis, silver dollar;
Myleus, silver dollar;
Myloplus, myloplus;
and Mylossoma, pacu)
Serrasalmo (all species in genus) piranha
Serrasalmus (all species in piranha
genus)
FAMILY Gymnotidae
Electrophorus electricus eel, electric
ORDER Myctophiformes
FAMILY Synodontidae
Synodus (all species in genus) lizard fishes
ORDER Osteoglossiformes
FAMILY Osteoglossidae
Arapaima gigas pirarucu
ORDER Perciformes
FAMILY Channidae
Channidae; (Ophiocephaloidae) snake heads
(all species in family, except
Ophiocephalus striatus)
FAMILY Cichlidae
Batrachops (all species in genus) cichlid, pike
Crenicichla (all species in genus) cichlid, pike
FAMILY Eleotrididae
Dormitator maculatus sleeper, spotted
Eleotris (all species in genus) sleepers
Mogurnda mogurnda gudgeon, purple striped
FAMILY Sciaenidae
Pogonias cromis drum, black
Sciaenops ocellatus drum, red
FAMILY Sparidae
Pagrus major bream, red sea
ORDER Polypteriformes
FAMILY Polypteridae
Polypteridae (all species in fishes, bichir
family)
ORDER Scorpaeniformes
FAMILY Scorpaenidae
Amblyapistus taenianotus rouge fish
Dendrochirus zebra lion fish, zebra
Inimicus didactylum sea goblin, popeyed
Paracentropogon longispinis scorpion fish, wispy
Pterois (all species in genus) lion fishes
Scorpaena (all species in genus) scorpion fishes
Scorpaenodes (all species in scorpion fishes
genus)
Synanceia horrida stone fish
Synanceia verrucosa stone fish
Taenianotus triacanthus leaf fish, sailfin
ORDER Semionotiformes
FAMILY Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteidae (all species in garpikes
family)
ORDER Siluriformes
FAMILY Ariidae
Ariidae (all species in family) catfishes, ariid
FAMILY Bagridae
Bagrichthys hypselopterus catfish, black lancer
Clarotes (all species in genus) catfishes, clarotes
FAMILY Clariidae
Clariidae (all species in catfishes
family, except Clarias fuscus)
FAMILY Doradidae
Doradidae (all species in catfishes, doradid
family)
FAMILY Malapteruridae
Malapterurus electricus catfish, electric
FAMILY Pimelodidae
Phractocephalus hemiliopterus catfish, redtailed
Pseudopimelodus transmontanus catfish, Peruvian mottled
Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum catfish, tiger shovelnose
FAMILY Plotosidae
Plotosidae (all species in eels, catfish
family)
FAMILY Siluridae
Wallago attu catfish, helicopter
FAMILY Trichomycteridae
Vandellia cirrhosa candiru
ORDER Synbranchiformes
FAMILY Synbranchidae
Synbranchus afer moray, freshwater
Synbranchus marmoratus moray, freshwater
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can be imported with a permit from the Hawaii Dept. of Agriculture for 1) research and exhibition purposes.

PHYLUM Chordata
CLASS Chonodrichthyes
ORDER Carcharhiniformes
FAMILY Carcharhinidae
Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos shark, gray reef
Carcharhinus galapagensis shark, Galapagos
Carcharhinus longimanus shark, oceanic whitetip
Carcharhinus limbatus shark, blacktip
CLASS Osteichthyes
ORDER Acipenseriformes
FAMILY Acipenseridae
Acipenser baeri sturgeon, Siberian
Acipenser brevirostrum sturgeon, shortnose
Acipenser fulvescens sturgeon, lake
Acipenser guldenstadti sturgeon, Russian
Acipenser guldenstadti x Huso huso sturgeon, Oceber
Acipenser medirostris sturgeon, green
Acipenser oxyrhynchus sturgeon, Atlantic
Acipenser ruthenus sturgeon, Siberian;
sterlet
Acipenser ruthenus x Huso huso sturgeon, Bester
Acipenser stellatus sturgeon, Servuga (starry)
Huso huso sturgeon, Beluga
Scaphirhynchus albus sturgeon, pallid
Scaphirhynchus platorhynchus sturgeon, shovelnose
FAMILY Polyodontidae
Polyodon spathula paddlefish
ORDER Atheriniformes
FAMILY Atherinidae
Menidia beryllina silverside
ORDER Cypriniformes
FAMILY Cyprinidae
Notemigonus crysoleucas minnow, golden shiner
Pimephales promelas minnow, fathead
FAMILY Erythrinidae
Hoplias malabaricus tiger fish
ORDER Perciformes
FAMILY Mugilidae
Mugil cephalus mullet, striped
FAMILY Nototheniidae
Dissostichus mawsoni cod, Antarctic
Notothenia (all species in genus) cod, Antarctic
FAMILY Siganidae
Lo magnificus foxface, white
(rabbitfish)
Lo uspi foxface, bicolor
(rabbitfish)
Lo vulpinus lo, foxface (rabbitfish)
Siganus corallinus rabbitfish, spotted
Siganus lineatus goldenspot
Siganus puellus rabbitfish, blueline
Siganus vermiculatus rabbitfish, vermiculated
Siganus vermiculatus rabbitfish, spinefoot
Siganus virgatus rabbitfish, barhead
ORDER Siluriformes
FAMILY Clariidae
Clarias fuscus catfish, Chinese
ORDER Synbranchiformes
FAMILY Synbranchidae
Monopterus albe eel, rice paddy
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can be imported with a permit from the Hawaii Dept. of Agriculture for commercial or private purposes.

PHYLUM Chordata
CLASS Chondrichthyes
ORDER Carcharhiniformes
FAMILY Carcharhinidae
Carcharhinus melanopterus shark, black-tip reef
Cephaloscyllium ventriosum shark, swell
FAMILY Hemigaleidae
Triaenodon obesus shark, white-tip reef
FAMILY Triakidae
Rhinnotriakis henlei shark, smoothound
Triakis semifascitum shark, leopard
ORDER Heterodontiformes
FAMILY Heterodontidae
Heterodontus zebra shark, highfin
ORDER Orectolobiformes
FAMILY Brachaeluridae
Brachaelurus waddi shark, blind
FAMILY Ginglymostomatidae
Ginglymostoma cirratum shark, nurse
FAMILY Hemiscyllidae
Chiloscyllium colax shark, banded
Hemiscyllium ocellatum shark, epaulette
FAMILY Stegostomatidae
Stegostoma fasciatum shark, zebra
CLASS Osteichthyes
ORDER Acipenseriformes
FAMILY Acipenseridae
Acipenser transmontanus sturgeon, white
ORDER Atheriniformes
FAMILY Anablepidae
Anableps (all species in genus) four-eyes
Jenynsia (all species in genus) livebearer
FAMILY Goodeidae
Allodontichthys (all species darter goodeid
in genus)
Alloophorus (all species in genus) goodeid
Allotoca (all species in genus) goodeid
Ameca (all species in genus) goodeid
Ataeniobius (all species in genus) goodeid
Chapalichthys (all species goodeid
in genus)
Characodon (all species in genus) goodeid
Girardinichthys (all species goodeid
in genus)
Goodea (all species in genus) goodea
Hubbsina (all species in genus) goodeid
Ilyodon (all species in genus) goodeid
Neoophorus (all species in genus) goodeid
Skiffia (all species in genus) goodeid
Xenoophorus (all species goodeid
in genus)
Xenotaenia (all species in genus) goodeid
Xenotoca (all species in genus) goodeid
Zoogoneticus (all species in goodeid
genus)
FAMILY Poeciliidae
Alfaro (all species in genus) livebearer
Brachyrhaphis (all species in bishop
genus)
Carlhubbsia (all species in genus) widow
Cnesterodon (all species in genus) millionfish
Flexipenis (all species in genus) mosquitofish
Gambusia (all species in genus mosquitofish
except Gambusia amistadensis,
G. gaigei, G. georgei,
G. heterochir and G. nobilis)
Girardinus (all species in genus) girardinus
Heterandria (all species in genus) mosquitofish
Heterophallus (all species in strange-fin
genus)
Limia (all species in genus) molly
Neoheterandria (all species in killifish
genus)
Phallichthys (all species in widow
genus)
Phalloceros (all species in genus) livebearer
Phalloptychus (all species in livebearer
genus)
Phallotorynus (all species in livebearer
genus)
Poecilia (all species in genus) molly
Poeciliopsis (all species in livebearer
genus except Poeciliopsis
occidentalis)
Priapella (all species in genus) livebearer
Priapichthys (all species in diamond-scale
genus)
Pseudopoecilia (all species in diamond-scale
genus)
Quintana (all species in genus) livebearer
Scolichthys (all species in genus) mosquitofish
Tomeurus (all species in genus) prongfin
Xenodexia (all species in genus) livebearer
Xenophallus (all species in genus) mosquitofish
Xiphophorus (all species in genus) platy
ORDER Cypriniformes
FAMILY Cyprinidae
Aristichthys nobilis carp, bighead
Ctenopharyngodon idellus carp, grass (white amur)
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix carp, silver
Mylopharyngodon piceus carp, black
ORDER Gonorynchiformes
FAMILY Chanidae
Chanos chanos milkfish
ORDER Perciformes
FAMILY Centrarchidae
Micropterus salmoides bass, Florida largemouth
floridanus
FAMILY Centropomidae
Lates calcarifer bass, Asian sea
FAMILY Channidae
Ophiocephalus (Channa) striatus pongee (snakehead)
FAMILY Cichlidae
Oreochromis aureus tilapia, blue
Oreochromis mossambicus tilapia, Mozambique
Oreochromis spilurus tilapia
Paretroplus polyactis cichlid, Damba
Paretroplus sp. "lamena" cichlid, Damba
FAMILY Percichthyidae
Morone saxatalis x Morone chrysops bass, hybrid striped
FAMILY Potophaenidae
Coryphaena hippurus mahimahi
ORDER Pleuronectiformes
FAMILY Bothidae
Paralichthys olivaceus flounder, Japanese (hirame)
ORDER Salmoniformes
FAMILY Salmonidae
Oncorhynchus kisutch salmon, coho
Oncorhynchus mykiss trout, rainbow
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha salmon, Chinook
Salmo gairdnerii trout, rainbow
Salmo salar salmon, atlantic

Source: Hawaii Dept. of Agriculture's Administrative Rules.
http://www.hawaiiag.org/hdoa/adminrules/AR-71P.pdf
http://www.hawaiiag.org/hdoa/adminrules/AR-71RA.pdf
http://www.hawaiiag.org/hdoa/adminrules/AR-71RB.pdf
 
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