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rwspear76
08-10-2006, 12:02 PM
Ok, Just to simplify things, lets make a thread that lists illegal fish state by state. I will start:


Illinois Illegal fish

*Snakeheads (including, but not limited to, all fishes of the genera Channa and Parachanna, and others of the family Channidae)
*Fish or viable eggs of the Walking Catfish, Clariidae family
*Mollusks, veligers, or viable eggs of zebra mussels, genus Dreissena
*Crustaceans or viable eggs of mitten crabs, genus Eriocheir
*River Ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernuus)
* Silver Carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix)
* Big Head Carp ((Hypophthalmichthys nobilis)
* Black Carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus)
* Gobies (round, tubenose)(Neogobius melanostomus, Proterorhinus marmotratus)
*Rusty Crayfish (Orconectes rusticus) Possession of living rusty crayfish is prohibited for all except the holders of an approved aquaculture permit with a letter of authorization to import/possess this species.
*Rudd (Scardinius erthrophthelmus)


FEDERAL
Endangered

Acipenser fulvescens Lake Sturgeon
Ammocrypta clarum Western Sand Darter
Etheostoma camurum Bluebreast Darter
Etheostoma histrio Harlequin Darter
Hybognathus hayi Cypress Minnow
Hybopsis amblops Bigeye Chub
Hybopsis amnis Pallid Shiner
Ichthyomyzon fossor Northern Brook Lamprey
Macrhybopsis gelida Sturgeon Chub
Moxostoma valenciennesi Greater Redhorse
Nocomis micropogon River Chub
Notropis anogenus Pugnose Shiner
Notropis boops Bigeye Shiner
Notropis heterolepis Blacknose Shiner
Notropis maculatus Taillight Shiner
Notropis texanus Weed Shiner
Noturus stigmosus Northern Madtom
Scaphirhynchus albus Pallid Sturgeon**

Threatened

Ammocrypta pellucidum Eastern Sand Darter
Catostomus catostomus Longnose Sucker
Coregonus artedi Cisco
Erimystax x-punctatus Gravel Chub
Etheostoma exile Iowa Darter
Fundulus diaphanus Banded Killifish
Fundulus dispar Starhead Topminnow
Lampetra aepyptera Least Brook Lamprey
Lepomis miniatus Redspotted Sunfish
Lepomis symmetricus Bantam Sunfish
Moxostoma carinatum River Redhorse
Notropis chalybaeus Ironcolor Shiner
Notropis heterodon Blackchin Shiner

TetraFreak
08-10-2006, 12:10 PM
Also keep in mind that endangered and threatened species from other countries are BANNED as well. I found a story from a couple years ago...guy brought in an Arowana and was arrested by U.S. Customs.

paku
08-10-2006, 12:26 PM
Tennesse
Jack Palance Horseback Riding Chiclet
(sorry dont know the scientific name)

TetraFreak
08-10-2006, 12:51 PM
California:
Pirahnas are illegal to Buy/Sell within the state.

I do believe that if you move into california with an existing pet pirahna, you're OK. Same rule applies to Ferrets as well...


Go Figure!

Ghost_knife
08-10-2006, 1:12 PM
Florida Regulations
(P) African Electric Catfish (family Malapteruridae, all species)
(P) African Tigerfish (subfamily Hydrocyninae, all species)
(P) Airbreathing Catfish (family Clariidae, all species except Clarias batrachus)
(P) Airsac Catfish (family Heteropnestidae, all species)
(P) Australian Crayfish (genus Cherax, all species) except tank culture systems of Cherax quadricarinatus
(R) Australian Red Claw Crayfish (Chorax quadricarinatus; tank culture systems only)
(R) Bighead Carp (Aristichthys nobilis)
(R) Blue Catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) except north and west of the Suwannee River
(R) Bony Tongue Fish (Osteoglossidae, all species) except Silver arowana (Osteoglossum bicirrhosum)
(P) Candiru Catfish (family Trichomycteridae, all species)
(R) Dorados (genus Salminus, all species)
(P) Freshwater Electric Eels (family Elecrophoridae, all species)
(R) Freshwater Stingrays (family Electrophoridae, all species)
(R) Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella)
(P) Green Sunfish (Lepomis cyanallus)
(P) Lampreys (family Petromyzonidae, all species)
(R) Nile Perches (genus Lates, all species)
(P) Piranhas and Pirambebas (subfamily Serrasalminae, all species including Wimple’s Piranhas)
(R) Red Swamp Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) May be possessed west of the Apalachicola River or imported for direct sale to food wholesalers and food retailers for resale to consumers without permit. Pond aquaculture prohibited.
(R) Silver Carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix)
(R) Snail or Black Carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus)
(P) Snakeheads (family Channidae, all species)
(P/R) Tilapias (Tilapia, Sarotherodon, and Oreochromis genera all species), except that Tilapia.aurea, bornorum, mossambica, nilotica, may be possessed, cultured, and transported without permit in the North Central Region ( Citrus and Hernando Counties only), Northeast Region (Excluding Nassau and Duval Counties), South and Southwest Regions.
(P) Tranhiras or Tigerfish (family Erythrinidae, all species)

(R) Walking Catfish (Clarius batrachus)
(R) White River Crayfish (Procambarus zonangulas) May be possessed west of the Apalachicola River or imported for direct sale to food wholesalers and food retailers for resale to consumer without permit. Pond aquaculture prohibited.
(P) Zebra Mussels (Dreissena polymorpha)
(P) Mitten Crabs (genus Eriocheir)

P is prohibited, Not allowed at all
R is Restriicted, Permits needed and Expensive they are..

Toirtis
08-14-2006, 4:12 AM
Asian arowanas, Scleropages formosus, are banned nation-wide under the Lacey Act.

Hawaii's list is extensive and can be found here:
http://www.hawaiiag.org/hdoa/adminrules/AR-71P.pdf

Buggieboy
08-25-2006, 9:32 AM
TEXAS -- Surprisingly, this conservative state, not known for rampant environmentalism, has quite possibly the most extensive list of prohibited FW species I've ever seen, makes California's regulations seem laissez-faire in comparison.


QUOTE
Lampreys, Family Petromyzontidae
All species except Chestnut Lamprey, Ichthyomyzon castaneus and Southern Brook Lamprey, I. gagei

Freshwater Stingrays, Family Potamotrygonidae
All species

Arapaima, Family Osteoglossidae
Arapaima gigas

Dourados, Family Characidae, Subfamily Bryconinae
All species of genus Salminus

Rhaphiodontid Characoids, Family Characidae, Subfamily Rhaphiodontinae
All species of genera Hydrolycus and Rhaphiodon (synonymous with Cynodon)

South American Pike Characoids, Families Characidae and Ctenolucidae
All species of genera Acestrorhynchus, Ctenolucius (Boulengerella) and Luciocharax (Hydrocinus)

African Pike Characoids, Families Hepsetidae and Ichthyboridae
All species

South American Tiger Fishes, Family Erythrinidae
All species

African Tiger Fishes, Family Alestidae, Subfamily Hydrocyninae
All species

Piranhas and Pirambebas, Family Serrasalmidae, Subfamily Serrasalminae
All species

Freshwater Eels, Family Anguilliidae
All species except American Eel, Anguilla rostrata

Swamp Eels, Rice Eels or One-Gilled Eel, Family Synbranchidae
All species

Electric Eel, Family Electrophoridae
Electrophorus electricus

Carps, Family Cyprinidae
All species and hybrids of species of genera Ctenopharyngodon (Grass Carp), Mylopharyngodon (Black Carp), Aristichthys (Bighead Carp), Hypophthalmichthys (Silver Carp), Cirrhina (Mud Carp and relatives) and Thynnichthys (Sandhkol and other Thynnichthyid Carp)

Rudd and Roach, Family Cyprinidae
All species of genera Scardinius and Rutilus

Old World Breams, Family Cyprinidae
All species of genera Abramis, Blicca, Megalobrama and Parabramis

Old World Chubs, Ide, and Dace, Family Cyprinidae
All species of the genus Leuciscus

Asps and Yellowcheek, Family Cyprinidae
All species of the genera Aspius, Pseudaspius, Aspiolucius and Elopichthys

Giant Barbs, Mahseers, and Catla, Family Cyprinidae
All species of the genera Tor and Catla and the species Barbus tor (synonymous with Barbus hexagoniolepis)

Walking Catfishes, Family Clariidae
All species

Electric Catfishes, Family Malapteruridae
All species

South American Parasitic Catfishes, Family Trichomycteridae, Subfamilies Stegophilinae and Vandelliinae
All species

Whale Catfishes, Family Cetopsidae
All species

Airsac Catfishes, Family Heteropneustidae
All species of genus Heteropneustes

Pike Killifish, Family Poeciliidae
Belonesox belizanus

Marine Stonefishes, Family Synanceiidae
All species

Tilapia, Family Cichlidae
All species of genus Tilapia (including Sarotherodon and Oreochromis)

Snakeheads, Family Channidae
All species

Asian Pikeheads, Family Luciocephalidae
All species

Old World Pike-Perches, Family Percidae
All species of the genus Stizostedion except Walleye, Stizostedion vitreum and Sauger, S. canadense

Ruff, Family Percidae
All species of genus Gymnocephalus

Nile Perch, Family Centropomidae
All species of genera Lates and Luciolates

Seatrouts and Corvinas, Family Sciaenidae
All species of genus Cynoscion except Spotted Seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus; Silver Seatrout, C. nothus and Sand Seatrout, C. arenarius


Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website:

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fish/infish/re...e/exotics.phtml

LOL. It may have been more expedient for Texas to merely list the allowed species and provide that all unlisted species are illegal.

kody1192
09-24-2006, 12:04 AM
one kool thing about Ill is that frt(fly river turltes) are legal...it is really a shame about the channa species(snakeheads) just because some stupid people had to release them into the lakes ruined it for all of us...

STINGRAYS ARE ILLEGAL IN CALI!!!lol i will get a link that has all of the states they rays are legal/illegal in

also all asain arowana are ILLEGAL in the united states sadly since they are endangered and the arow farms didnt repopulate the wild stock like they were suppose to

kody1192
10-09-2006, 3:39 PM
Anybody find anything on Washington? I have looked all over and can find nothing.
all i know is that they recently banned stingrays...i also think piranias are banned too....btw the link to the states that stinrays are legal/illegal is the the stingray section of www.aquaticpredators.com

monkey_toes
10-09-2006, 8:51 PM
Florida Regulations
(R) Bony Tongue Fish (Osteoglossidae, all species) except Silver arowana (Osteoglossum bicirrhosum)
I could be wrong, but I think African arowanas are now legal with no permit requirement as well.

Toirtis
10-09-2006, 11:21 PM
I could be wrong, but I think African arowanas are now legal with no permit requirement as well.

All arowana species, except the Asian arowana, are, and always have been, legal to own throughout the USA without any special permit (although some states, such as hawaii, have restrictions on them).

beblondie
12-02-2006, 1:01 AM
www.pgc.state.pa.us
This chapter cited in 7 Pa. Code § 128.102 (relating to protected designated areas).

§ 75.1. Endangered species.
(a) General. The species of fish, amphibians and reptiles listed in subsections ( and are classified endangered. The catching, taking, killing, possessing, importing to or exporting from this Commonwealth, selling, offering for sale or purchasing of any individual of these species, alive or dead, or any part thereof, without a special permit from the Executive Director is prohibited.

( Fish. The following species are endangered:
(1) Northern brook lamprey, Ichthyomyzon fossor.
(2) Shortnose sturgeon, Acipenser brevirostrum.
(3) Lake sturgeon, Acipenser fulvescens.
(4) Atlantic sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrhynchus.
(5) Spotted gar, Lepisosteus oculatus.
(6) Hickory shad, Alosa mediocris.
(7) Cisco, Coregonus artedi.
(8) Silver chub, Macrhybopsis storeriana.
(9) Gravel chub, Erimystax x-punctatus.
(10) Bridle shiner, Notropis bifrenatus.
(11) River shiner, Notropis blennius.
(12) Ghost shiner, Notropis buchanani.
(13) Ironcolor shiner, Notropis chalybaeus.
(14) Blackchin shiner, Notropis heterodon.
(15) Redfin shiner, Lythrurus umbratilis.
(16) Longnose sucker, Catostomus catostomus.
(17) Bigmouth buffalo, Ictiobus cyprinellus.
(18) Black bullhead, Amerius melas.
(19) Mountain madtom, Noturus eleutherus.
(20) Tadpole madtom, Noturus gyrinus.
(21) Northern madtom, Noturus stigmosus.
(22) Burbot, Lota lota (inland populations only).
(23) Threespine stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus.
(24) Banded sunfish, Enneacanthus obesus.
(25) Warmouth, Lepomis gulosus.
(26) Longear sunfish, Lepomis megalotis.
(27) Iowa darter, Etheostoma exile.
(28) Eastern sand darter, Etheostoma pellucida.
(29) Northern riffleshell mussel, Epioblasma torulosa rangiana.
(30) Clubshell mussel, Pleurobema clava.
(31) Dwarf wedgemussel, Alasmidonta heterodon.

* Reptiles and amphibians. The following species are endangered:
(1) Bog Turtle, Clemmys muhlenbergii.
(2) New Jersey Chorus Frog, Pseudacris triseriata kalmi.
(3) Coastal Plain Leopard Frog, Rana utricularia.
(4) Massasauga Rattlesnake, Sistrurus catenatus.
(5) Kirtland’s Snake, Clonophis kirtlandii.
(6) Eastern Mud Salamander, Pseudotrion m. montanus.

Authority
The provisions of this § 75.1 amended under the Fish and Boat Code, 30 Pa.C.S. § § 2102 and 2305.
Source
The provisions of this § 75.1 adopted January 6, 1984, effective January 7, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 46; amended February 8, 1991, effective February 9, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 498; amended April 15, 1994, effective April 16, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 1958; amended September 17, 1999, effective September 18, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 4869; amended July 18, 2003, effective July 19, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 3496. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (260209) to (260210).

§ 75.2. Threatened species.
(a) General. The species of fish, amphibians and reptiles listed in subsections ( and © are classified as threatened. The catching, taking, killing, possessing, importing to or exporting from this Commonwealth, selling, offering for sale or purchasing, of any individual of these species, alive or dead, or any part thereof, without a special permit from the Executive Director is prohibited.

( Fish. The following species are threatened:
(1) Mountain brook lamprey, Ichthyomyzon greeleyi.
(2) Skipjack herring, Alosa chrysochloris.
(3) Goldeye, Hiodon alosoides.
(4) Mooneye, Hiodon tergisus.
(5) Bigmouth shiner, Notropis dorsalis.
(6) Southern redbelly dace, Phoxinus erythrogaster.
(7) Smallmouth buffalo, Ictiobus bubalus.
(8) Spotted sucker, Minytrema melanops.
(9) Brindled madtom, Noturus miurus.
(10) Bluebreast darter, Etheostoma camurum.
(11) Spotted darter, Etheostoma maculatum.
(12) Tippecanoe darter, Etheostoma tippecanoe.
(13) Channel darter, Percina copelandi.
(14) Gilt darter, Percina evides.
(15) Longhead darter, Percina macrocephala.

* Amphibians and reptiles. The following species are threatened:
(1) Green Salamander, Aneides aeneus.
(2) Red-bellied Turtle, Pseudemys rubriventris.
(3) Rough Green Snake, Opheodrys aestivus.
Authority
The provisions of this § 75.2 amended under the Fish and Boat Code, 30 Pa.C.S. § § 2102 and 2305.
Source
The provisions of this § 75.2 adopted February 8, 1991, effective February 9, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 498; amended November 7, 1997, effective November 8, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 5779; amended September 17, 1999, effective September 18, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 4869. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (236604).

§ 75.3. Candidate species.
(a) General. The species listed in subsections ( and are considered candidate species which could achieve endangered or threatened status in the future. They are subject to seasons, size, creel—bag—and possession limits specified in this subpart. A person who catches these species is encouraged to release them immediately and unharmed to the waters or other area from which they were taken.

( Fishes.
(1) Ohio lamprey, Ichthyomyzon bdellium.
(2) Least brook lamprey, Lampetra aepyptera.
(3) American brook lamprey, Lampetra appendix.
(4) Longnose gar, Lepisosteus osseus.
(5) Bowfin, Amia calva.
(6) Central mudminnow, Umbra limi.
(7) Eastern mudminnow, Umbra pygmaea.
(8) Hornyhead chub, Nocomis biguttatus.
(9) River redhorse, Moxostoma carinatum.
(10) Brook silverside, Labidesthes sicculus.
(11) Brook stickleback, Culaea inconstans.

* Amphibians and reptiles.
(1) Blandings Turtle, Emydoidea blandingii.
(2) Broad-headed Skink, Eumeces laticeps.
(3) Timber Rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus.
Authority
The provisions of this § 75.3 amended under the Fish and Boat Code, 30 Pa.C.S. § § 2102 and 2305.
Source
The provisions of this § 75.3 adopted February 8, 1991, effective February 9, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 498; amended April 15, 1994, effective April 6, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 1958; amended September 17, 1999, effective September 18, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 4869. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (236604) to (236605).
§ 75.4. Special permits.
The Executive Director, or a designee, may issue special permits under section 2305 of the code (relating to threatened and endangered species) to take, catch, kill or possess threatened or endangered species upon written application on forms provided by the Commission.
(1) Special permits will be issued only upon a showing of unique or extraordinary circumstances justifying the permit and the applicant shows that the permitted action does one of the following:
(i) Has no demonstrable adverse impacts on the population of the species in this Commonwealth.
(ii) Is in the best interest of the protection, conservation and management of the species.
(iii) Is necessary and appropriate in the interests of public health and safety or promotes essential research or public education and information.
(2) Persons and institutions requesting special permits shall apply before taking, catching, killing, possessing or acquiring the threatened or endangered species. Application forms and information are available from: NonGame and Endangered Species Unit, Bureau of Fisheries, 450 Robinson Lane, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania 16823-9616.
Authority
The provisions of this § 75.4 issued under the Fish and Boat Code, 30 Pa.C.S. § 2102.
Source
The provisions of this § 75.4 adopted February 8, 1991, effective February 9, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 498.

Malbri
01-12-2007, 4:18 PM
i know koi are illegal in maine

gantnege
02-15-2007, 10:30 AM
Anyone knows whats illegal in Missouri?
From the Missouri Wildlife Code at http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/current/3csr/3c10-4.pdf:

Endangered species: lake sturgeon, pallid sturgeon, taillight shiner, Neosho madtom, spring cavefish, harlequin darter, goldstripe darter, cypress minnow, central mudminnow, crystal darter, swamp darter, Ozark cavefish, Niangua darter, Sabine shiner, mountain madtom, redfin darter, longnose darter, flathead chub, Topeka shiner.

Prohibited species:
(C) Fishes: Live fish or viable eggs of snakehead fish of the genera Channa or Parachanna (or the generic synonyms of Bostrychoides, Ophicephalus, Ophiocephalus and Parophio-cephalus); walking catfish of the family Clariidae.

Interesting and informative thread. Also interesting that species that are endangered in other states (e.g., longear sunfish, redhorse) are very common and even legal to use as bait in Missouri.

TimmyB42386
02-20-2007, 1:40 PM
New Jersey

I believe it is only illegal to sell or own anthing from the genus Channa or Parachanna. (snakeheads) The liberals in this state finally got something right..

Slappy*McFish
02-20-2007, 2:44 PM
In North Carolina, it is unlawful to transport, purchase, possess or sell any live individuals
of piranha, “walking catfish” (Clarias batrachus), snakehead
fish (from the Family Channidae, formerly Ophiocephalidae),
white amur or “grass carp” (Ctenopharyngodon idella), black carp
(Mylopharyngodon piceus), swamp eel (Monopterus albus), red
shiner (Cyprinella lutrensis) rudd (Scardinius erythropthalomus),
round goby (Neogobius melanostomus), tubenose goby (Proterorhinus
marmoratus), ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernuus), Japanese
mystery snail (Cipangopaludina japonica), Chinese mystery snail
(Cipantopaludina chinensis malleata), red-rim melania (Melanoides tuberculatus).

Brian Ferriera
03-05-2007, 8:46 PM
Hello,
So great to here from another person in MASS! Here is what I know is illegal here
-Channel cats
-Walking cats
-Piranhas
-Gars
-White Clouds

I know their more but this is all I can think of for now..they are harder here on illegal plants then the fish.
Brian

kimmisc
03-25-2007, 12:22 AM
South Carolina

http://www.scstatehouse.net/sess115_2003-2004/bills/361.htm




AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 50-13-1630, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SALE AND TRAFFIC IN FISH, SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE SALE, POSSESSION, OR IMPORTATION OF THE EGGS OF CERTAIN FISH, AND THE SALE, POSSESSION, OR IMPORTATION OF SNAKEHEAD FISH.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Sale and possession of prohibited fish or eggs
SECTION 1. Section 50-13-1630(A) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 54 of 1993, is further amended to read:
"(A) A person may not possess, sell, offer for sale, import, bring, or cause to be brought or imported into this State or release into the waters of this State the following fish or eggs of the fish:
(1) carnero or candiru catfish (Vandellia cirrhosa);
(2) freshwater electric eel (Electrophorus electricus);
(3) white amur or grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella);
(4) walking catfish or a member of the clariidae family (Clarias, Heteropneustea, Gymnallabes, Channallabes, or Heterobranchus genera);
(5) piranha (all members of Serrasalmus, Rooseveltiella, and Pygocentrus genera);
(6) stickleback;
(7) Mexican banded tetra;
(8) sea lamprey;
(9) rudd (Scardinius erythrophtalmu-Linneaus); and
(10) snakehead (all members of family Channidae)."
Time effective
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 16th day of April, 2003. Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 4/23/03.

03gobra
04-09-2007, 9:51 AM
in australia perth geophagus braziliesis,jewl cichlid hav invaded river systems and are soon to be bannned.

Toirtis
04-09-2007, 3:15 PM
British Columbia, Canada, prohibits the importation and possession of the following species/genera of fish commonly found in the aquarium hobby:

Bowfin Amia calva

Catfish from genera Clarias (walking catfish), Ictalurus (Channel catfish) and Noturus (madtoms)

Eels from genus Anguilla

Fathead minnows from genus Pimephales

Gars genus Lepisosteus

Tilapia genus Tilapia

Toirtis
04-09-2007, 3:17 PM
arent GloFish illegal in California and Canada?

They definitely are in Canada.

magakitty
04-22-2007, 9:51 PM
BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

TITLE 14. NATURAL RESOURCES

DIVISION 1. FISH AND GAME COMMISSION -DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME

SUBDIVISION 3. GENERAL REGULATIONS

CHAPTER 3. MISCELLANEOUS

This database is current through 4/6/07, Register 2007, No. 14

s 671. Importation, Transportation and Possession of Live Restricted Animals.




(a) It shall be unlawful to import, transport, or possess alive animals restricted in subsection (c) below except under permit issued by the Department of Fish and Game. Permits may be issued by the department as specified herein and for purposes designated in Section 671.1 subject to the conditions and restrictions designated by the department. Except for mammals listed in Fish and Game Code Section 3950 or live aquatic animals requiring a permit pursuant to Fish and Game Code Section 2271, no permit is required by this section for any animal being imported, transported, or possessed pursuant to any other permit issued by the department. Cities and counties may also prohibit possession or require a permit for these and other species not requiring a state permit.

(b) The commission has determined the below listed animals are not normally domesticated in this state. Mammals listed to prevent the depletion of wild populations and to provide for animal welfare are termed "welfare animals", and are designated by the letter "W". Those species listed because they pose a threat to native wildlife, the agriculture interests of the state or to public health or safety are termed "detrimental animals" and are designated by the letter "D". The department shall include the list of welfare and detrimental wild animals as part of DFG MANUAL NO. 671 (2/25/92) IMPORTATION, TRANSPORTATION AND POSSESSION OF RESTRICTED SPECIES, to be made available to all permittees and other interested individuals.

(c) Restricted species include:

(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(Tiger 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).






Also found this:

The importation or transportation of the grass carp or white amur (Ctenopharyngodon idella) is prohibited in California by the California Fish and Game Commission [Title 14, Section 671, California Code of Regulations].
The importation or transportation of the decollate snail (Rumina decollata) is prohibited in California by the California Fish and Game Commission, except in the counties of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Tulare, and Ventura with the concurrence of the appropriate county agricultural commissioner [Title 14, Section 671, California Code of Regulations]. On August 6, 1993, the California Fish and Game Commision authorized the use of decollate snail in citrus orchards in Kern, Fresno, and Madera counties. Their use requires the approval of the appropriate county agricultural commissioner. Except for the above 12 counties, the use of the decollate snail in California is prohibited.

mee-mee
04-24-2007, 5:46 PM
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The List of Minnesota fish lists fish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish) found naturally in Minnesota (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota) waters, including Lake Superior (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Superior). According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Department_of_Natural_Resources), Minnesota is home to 158 fish species.
The species (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Species) data on this page is taken from the Minnesota DNR, which also uses several labels to indicate a fish's status within Minnesota waters. An endangered fish species is near extinction (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extinction) in Minnesota, a threatened species is likely to become endangered within the foreseeable future, and a special concern species is either extremely uncommon in Minnesota or has unique or highly specific habitat (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habitat_%28ecology%29) requirements.
Several types of Minnesota fish are considered non-native invasive species (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasive_species). A prohibited invasive species is illegal to possess in Minnesota without a permit, and a regulated invasive species is legal to possess but still may not be released into public (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public) waters. Many invasive fish species are nonetheless already well-established.


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<LI class=toclevel-1>1 Coldwater sport fish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Minnesota_fish#Coldwater_sport_fish) <LI class=toclevel-1>2 Warmwater sport fish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Minnesota_fish#Warmwater_sport_fish) <LI class=toclevel-1>3 Other sport fish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Minnesota_fish#Other_sport_fish) <LI class=toclevel-1>4 Non-game fish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Minnesota_fish#Non-game_fish) <LI class=toclevel-1>5 Invasive species not currently in Minnesota (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Minnesota_fish#Invasive_species_not_curren tly_in_Minnesota) <LI class=toclevel-1>6 See also (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Minnesota_fish#See_also)
7 Resources (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Minnesota_fish#Resources)//
[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Minnesota_fish&action=edit&section=1)] Coldwater sport fish


Atlantic salmon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_salmon) Salmo salar
Bloater (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloater) Coregonus hoyi
Brook trout (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brook_trout) Salvelinus fontinalis
Brown trout (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_trout) Salmo trutta
Cisco (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cisco_%28fish%29) Coregonus artedi commonly called "tulibee" or "lake herring"
Chinook salmon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinook_salmon) Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
Coho salmon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coho_salmon) Oncorhynchus kisutch
Kiyi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiyi) Coregonus kiyi (special concern)
Lake trout (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_trout) Salvelinus namaycush
Lake whitefish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_whitefish) Coregonus clupeaformis
Nipigon cisco (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Nipigon_cisco&action=edit) Coregonus nipigon
Pink salmon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_salmon) Oncorhynchus gorbuscha
Pygmy whitefish (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pygmy_whitefish&action=edit) Prosopium coulteri
Rainbow smelt (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_smelt) Osmerus mordax (regulated invasive)
Rainbow trout (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_trout) Oncorhynchus mykiss
Round whitefish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Round_whitefish) Prosopium cylindraceum
Shortjaw cisco (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shortjaw_cisco) Coregonus zenithicus (special concern)
[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Minnesota_fish&action=edit&section=2)] Warmwater sport fish


Black bullhead (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_bullhead) Ameiurus melas
Black crappie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_crappie) Pomoxis nigromaculatus
Blue catfish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_catfish) Ictalurus furcatus
Bluegill (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluegill) Lepomis macrochirus
Blue sucker (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_sucker) Cycleptus elongatus (special concern)
Brown bullhead (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_bullhead) Ameiurus nebulosus
Burbot (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burbot) Lota lota may be referred to as "eelpout," "ling," or "lawyer"
Channel catfish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channel_catfish) Ictalurus punctatus
Flathead catfish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flathead_catfish) Pylodictis olivaris
Green sunfish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_sunfish) Lepomis cyanellus
Lake sturgeon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_sturgeon) Acipenser fulvescens (special concern)
Largemouth bass (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Largemouth_bass) Micropterus salmoides
Longear sunfish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longear_sunfish) Lepomis megalotis
Muskellunge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muskellunge) Esox masquinongy
Northern pike (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_pike) Esox lucius
Paddlefish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paddlefish) Polyodon spathula (threatened)
Pumpkinseed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pumpkinseed) Lepomis gibbosus
Rock bass (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_bass) Ambloplites rupestris
Sauger (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sauger) Sander canadense
Shovelnose sturgeon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shovelnose_sturgeon) Scaphirhynchus platorynchus
Smallmouth bass (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smallmouth_bass) Micropterus dolomieu
Walleye (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walleye) Sander vitreus
Warmouth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warmouth) Lepomis gulosus
White bass (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_bass) Morone chrysops
White crappie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_crappie) Pomoxis annularis
White perch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_perch) Morone americana (prohibited invasive)
Yellow bass (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_bass) Morone mississippiensis (special concern)
Yellow bullhead (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_bullhead) Ameiurus natalis
Yellow perch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_perch) Perca flavescens
[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Minnesota_fish&action=edit&section=3)] Other sport fish


American eel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_eel) Anguilla rostrata
Bigmouth buffalo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigmouth_buffalo) Ictiobus cyprinellus
Black buffalo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_buffalo) Ictiobus niger (special concern)
Black redhorse (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_redhorse) Moxostoma duquesnei
Bowfin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowfin) Amia calva sometimes call "dogfish"
Common carp (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_carp) Cyprinus carpio (regulated invasive)
Creek chub (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Creek_chub&action=edit) Semotilus atromaculatus
Freshwater drum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freshwater_drum) Aplodinotus grunniens often called "sheepshead"
Gizzard shad (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gizzard_shad&action=edit) Dorosoma cepedianum
Golden redhorse (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_redhorse) Moxostoma erythrurum
Goldeye (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldeye) Hiodon alosoides
Goldfish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldfish) Carassius auratus (regulated invasive)
Greater redhorse (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_redhorse) Moxostoma valenciennesi
Highfin carpsucker (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Highfin_carpsucker&action=edit) Carpiodes velifer
Longnose gar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longnose_gar) Lepisosteus osseus
Longnose sucker (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longnose_sucker) Catostomus catostomus
Mooneye (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mooneye) Hiodon tergisus
Northern hogsucker (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_hogsucker) Hypentelium nigricans
Quillback (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quillback) Carpiodes cyprinus
River carpsucker (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=River_carpsucker&action=edit) Carpiodes carpio
River redhorse (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_redhorse) Moxostoma carinatum
Shorthead redhorse (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shorthead_redhorse) Moxostoma macrolepidotum
Shortnose gar (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Shortnose_gar&action=edit) Lepisosteus platostomus
Silver redhorse (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_redhorse) Moxostoma anisurum
Smallmouth buffalo (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Smallmouth_buffalo&action=edit) Ictiobus bubalus
Spotted sucker (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Spotted_sucker&action=edit) Minytrema melanops
White sucker (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_sucker) Catostomus commersoni
[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Minnesota_fish&action=edit&section=4)] Non-game fish


Alewife (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alewife) Alosa pseudoharengus (regulated invasive)
American brook lamprey (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=American_brook_lamprey&action=edit) Lampetra appendix
Banded darter (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Banded_darter&action=edit) Etheostoma zonale
Banded killifish (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Banded_killifish&action=edit) Fundulus diaphanus
Bigmouth shiner (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bigmouth_shiner&action=edit) Notropis dorsalis
Blackchin shiner (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Blackchin_shiner&action=edit) Notropis heterodon
Blacknose dace (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Blacknose_dace&action=edit) Rhinichthys atratulus
Blacknose shiner (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Blacknose_shiner&action=edit) Notropis heterolepis
Blackside darter (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Blackside_darter&action=edit) Percina maculata
Bluntnose darter (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bluntnose_darter&action=edit) Etheostoma chlorosoma
Bluntnose minnow (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluntnose_minnow) Pimephales notatus
Brassy minnow (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Brassy_minnow&action=edit) Hybognathus hankinsoni
Brook silverside (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Brook_silverside&action=edit) Labidesthes sicculus
Brook stickleback (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Brook_stickleback&action=edit) Culaea inconstans
Bullhead minnow (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bullhead_minnow&action=edit) Pimephales vigilax
Central mudminnow (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Central_mudminnow&action=edit) Umbra limi
Central stoneroller (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Central_stoneroller&action=edit) Campostoma anomalum
Chesnut lamprey (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Chesnut_lamprey&action=edit) Ichthyomyzon castaneus
Common shiner (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Common_shiner&action=edit) Luxilus cornutus
Crystal darter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_darter) Crystallaria asprella (special concern)
Deepwater sculpin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deepwater_sculpin) Myoxocephalus thompsoni
Emerald shiner (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerald_shiner) Notropis atherinoides
Fantail darter (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Fantail_darter&action=edit) Etheostoma flabellare
Fathead minnow (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fathead_minnow) Pimephales promelas
Finescale dace (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Finescale_dace&action=edit) Phoxinus neogaeus
Flathead chub (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Flathead_chub&action=edit) Platygobio gracilis
Fourspine stickleback (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Fourspine_stickleback&action=edit) Apeltes quadracus
Gilt darter (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gilt_darter&action=edit) Percina evides (special concern)
Golden shiner (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_shiner) Notemigonus crysoleucas
Gravel chub (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gravel_chub&action=edit) Erimystax x-punctatus (special concern)
Hornyhead chub (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hornyhead_chub&action=edit) Nocomis biguttatus
Iowa darter (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Iowa_darter&action=edit) Etheostoma exile
Lake chub (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_chub) Couesius plumbeus
Largescale stoneroller (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Largescale_stoneroller&action=edit) Campostoma oligolepis
Johnny darter (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Johnny_darter&action=edit) Etheostoma nigrum
Least darter (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Least_darter&action=edit) Etheostoma microperca (special concern)
Logperch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logperch) Percina caprodes
Longnose dace (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longnose_dace) Rhinichthys cataractae
Mimic shiner (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mimic_shiner&action=edit) Notropis volucellus
Mississippi silvery minnow (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mississippi_silvery_minnow&action=edit) Hybognathus nuchalis
Mottled sculpin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mottled_sculpin) Cottus bairdi sometimes called "Muddler Minnow (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muddler_Minnow)"
Mud darter (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mud_darter&action=edit) Etheostoma asprigene
Ninespine stickleback (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninespine_stickleback) Pungitius pungitius
Northern brook lamprey (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Northern_brook_lamprey&action=edit) Ichthyomyzon fossor (special concern)
Northern redbelly dace (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_redbelly_dace) Phoxinus eos
Orangespotted sunfish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orangespotted_sunfish) Lepomis humilis
Ozark minnow (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ozark_minnow&action=edit) Notropis nubilus (special concern)
Pallid shiner (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pallid_shiner&action=edit) Hybopsis amnis (special concern)
Pearl dace (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pearl_dace&action=edit) Margariscus margarita
Pirate perch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirate_perch) Aphredoderus sayanus (special concern)
Plains topminnow (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Plains_topminnow&action=edit) Fundulus sciadicus (special concern)
Pugnose minnow (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pugnose_minnow&action=edit) Opsopoeodus emiliae (special concern)
Pugnose shiner (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pugnose_shiner&action=edit) Notropis anogenus
Rainbow darter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_darter) Etheostoma caeruleum
Red shiner (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Red_shiner&action=edit) Cyprinella lutrensis
Redfin shiner (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Redfin_shiner&action=edit) Lythrurus umbratilis
Redside dace (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Redside_dace&action=edit) Clinostomus elongatus
River darter (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=River_darter&action=edit) Percina shumardi
River shiner (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=River_shiner&action=edit) Notropis blennius
Rosyface shiner (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosyface_shiner) Notropis rubellus
Round goby (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Round_goby) Neogobius melanostomus (prohibited invasive)
Ruffe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruffe) Gymnocephalus cernuus (prohibited invasive)
Sand shiner (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sand_shiner&action=edit) Notropis stramineus
Sea lamprey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_lamprey) Petromyzon marinus (prohibited invasive)
Silver chub (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Silver_chub&action=edit) Macrhybopsis (Hybopsis) storeriana
Silver lamprey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_lamprey) Ichthyomyzon unicuspis
Skipjack herring (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Skipjack_herring&action=edit) Alosa chrysochloris (special concern)
Slender madtom (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Slender_madtom&action=edit) Noturus exilis (special concern)
Slenderhead darter (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Slenderhead_darter&action=edit) Percina phoxocephala
Slimy sculpin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slimy_sculpin) Cottus cognatus
Southern brook lamprey (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Southern_brook_lamprey&action=edit) Ichthyomyzon gagei (special concern)
Southern redbelly dace (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Southern_redbelly_dace&action=edit) Phoxinus erythrogaster
Speckled chub (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Speckled_chub&action=edit) Macrhybopsis (Hybopsis) aestivalis
Spoonhead sculpin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoonhead_sculpin) Cottus ricei
Spotfin shiner (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Spotfin_shiner&action=edit) Cyprinella spiloptera
Spottail shiner (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Spottail_shiner&action=edit) Notropis hudsonius
Starhead topminnow (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Starhead_topminnow&action=edit) Fundulus dispar
Stonecat (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Stonecat&action=edit) Noturus flavus
Suckermouth minnow (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Suckermouth_minnow&action=edit) Phenacobius mirabilis
Tadpole madtom (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tadpole_madtom&action=edit) Noturus gyrinus
Threespine stickleback (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Threespine_stickleback) Gasterosteus aculeatus
Topeka shiner (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Topeka_shiner&action=edit) Notropis topeka (special concern)
Trout-perch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trout-perch) Percopsis omiscomaycus
Tubenose goby (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tubenose_goby&action=edit) Proterorhinus marmoratus
Weed shiner (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Weed_shiner&action=edit) Notropis texanus
Western sand darter (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Western_sand_darter&action=edit) Ammocrypta clara
[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Minnesota_fish&action=edit&section=5)] Invasive species not currently in Minnesota

According to the DNR, these prohibited or regulated invasive fish species threaten Minnesota natural resources but are not currently known to be in Minnesota public waters.

Bighead carp (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bighead_carp) Hypophthalmichthys nobilis (prohibited invasive)
Black carp (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_carp) Mylopharyngodon piceus (prohibited invasive)
Grass carp (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grass_carp) Ctenopharyngodon idella (prohibited invasive)
Rudd (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudd) Scardinius erythrophthalmus (prohibited invasive)
Silver carp (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_carp) Hypophthalmichthys molitrix (prohibited invasive)
Tilapia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilapia) Oneochromis, Sartheradon, and Tilapia spp. (regulated invasive)
Zander (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zander) Stizostedion lucioperca (prohibited invasive)
[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Minnesota_fish&action=edit&section=6)] See also


List of Minnesota rivers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Minnesota_rivers)
List of lakes in Minnesota (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_lakes_in_Minnesota)
List of edible fish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_edible_fish)
List of fish families (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fish_families)
List of U.S. state fish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._state_fish)
List of fish common names (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fish_common_names)
[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Minnesota_fish&action=edit&section=7)] Resources


Minnesota DNR Fish Watch List (http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/nature_viewing/fishwatch/index.html)
Minnesota State Parks Fish Species List (http://www.nativefish.org/articles/MNStateParkSpeciesList.php)
Minnesota DNR Endangered Fish (http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/ets/fish.html)
Minnesota DNR Invasive Species (http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/ecological_services/invasives/laws.html)Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Minnesota_fish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Minnesota_fish)"
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discusman54
05-17-2007, 1:01 AM
Saw this tonight at Franks aquarium. Ornamental shrimp and crayfish are prohibited from importation into the State of Hawaii.
Hope inverts are not off topic here.

Lupin
06-13-2007, 2:21 AM
Glofish
http://www.glofish.com/about.asp#science_1

Why can’t I buy GloFish® fluorescent fish in Australia, Canada, or Europe?
At present, Australia, Canada, and Europe prohibit the marketing of any genetically modified organisms, including our tropical fluorescent zebra fish, until they are cleared through a formal review process.

Glofish is prohibited in California.

Please note that these fish may not be sold or transferred to anyone in the State of California, as this is prohibited by California Law. The producers of GloFishâ fluorescent fish request that all consumers respect this regulation. For more information about this issue, please visit www.glofish.com/california.asp.

For Virginians:

VIRGINIA:

4 VAC 15-30-10 - Possession, importation, sale, etc., of wild animals.

Under the authority of §§ 29.1-103 and 29.1-521 of the Code of Virginia it shall be unlawful to take, possess, import, cause to be imported, export, cause to be exported, buy, sell, offer for sale, or liberate within the Commonwealth any wild animal unless otherwise specifically permitted by law or regulation. Unless otherwise stated, for the purposes of identifying species regulated by the board, when both the scientific and common names are listed, the scientific reference to genus and species will take precedence over common names.

4 VAC 15-30-40 - Importation requirements, possession and sale of nonnative (exotic) animals. A. Permit required. A special permit is required and may be issued by the department, if consistent with the department's fish and wildlife management program, to import, possess, or sell those nonnative (exotic) animals listed below that the board finds and declares to be predatory or undesirable within the meaning and intent of § 29.1-542 of the Code of Virginia, in that their introduction into the Commonwealth will be detrimental to the native fish and wildlife resources of Virginia:

AMPHIBIANS:
Order Family Genus/Species Common Name
Anura Buforidae Bufo marinus Giant or marine toad*
Pipidae Xenopus spp. Tongueless or African clawed frog
Caudata mbystomatidae Ambystoma tigrium Mavortium Barred tiger salamander
A. t. Diaboli Gray tiger
A. t. Melanostictum Blotched tiger Salamander

FISH:
Order Family Genus/Species Common Name
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Ictiobus bubalus Smallmouth buffalo*
I. cyprinellus Bigmouth buffalo*
I. niger Black buffalo*
Characidae Pygopristis spp. Piranhas
Pygocentrus spp.
Rooseveltiella spp.
Serrasalmo spp.
Taddyella spp.
Cyprinidae Aristichyhys Nobilis Bighead carp*
Ctenopharyngodon idella Grass carp or white amur
Cyprinella lutrensis Red shiner
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix Silver carp*
Mylopharynogodom piceus Black carp
Scardinius erythrophthalmus Rudd
Tinca tinca Tench*
Gobiesociformes Gobiidae Proterorhinus marmoratus Tubenose goby
Neogobius melanostomus Round goby
Perciformes Cichlidae Tilapia spp. Tilapia
Gymnocephalus cernuum Ruffe*
Siluriformes Clariidae All Species Air-breathing catfish

ChromeLibrarian
07-21-2007, 11:54 AM
Arizona

The following fish are considered native species, and cannot be taken or possessed...

Beautiful Shiner
Bluehead Sucker
Bonytail Chub
Colorado Pikeminnow
Desert Pupfish
Flannelmouth Sucker
Gila Chub
Gila Topminnow
Gila Trout
Headwater Chub
Humpback Chub
Little Colorado Sucker
Little Colorado Spinedace
Loach Minnow
Mexican Stoneroller
Quitobaquito Pupfish
Razorback Sucker
Sonora Chub
Spikedace
Virgin Spinedace
Virgin Roundtail Chub
Woundfin
Yaqui Catfish
Yaqui Chub
Yaqui Topminnow
Zuni Bluehead Sucker



In addition, gamefish may not be possessed alive (that means no channel cats, or bullhead, or bluegill, etc.)



There do not appear to be any laws about aquarium fish, other than the federal laws. I have found several areas that say aquarium and pond species are not regulated. However, that may be about to change, as they are working on the invasive species problem, and some species may end up banned over that.

Dclementson
10-18-2007, 10:04 PM
Here's all I could find for Minnesota.

MINNESOTA:

Prohibited Invasive Species in Minnesota:

Fish
bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis)
black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus)
grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella)
round goby (Neogobius melanostomus)
rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus)
ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernuus)
sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus)
silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix)
white perch (Morone americana)
zander (Stizostedion lucioperca)

Tasma
10-21-2007, 6:20 AM
Any freshwater shrimp is illegal to have have in South Africa, it sucks.

Lupin
11-10-2007, 10:06 PM
For anyone who has not seen the thread with rules and regulations, it's here.;)
http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=111527

Lupin
01-05-2008, 8:32 PM
Australia

Australia:

All States:

AQIS- Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service; Dept of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry

List of permitted Live Freshwater fish suitable for Import

Taxon
Common ame

Abramites hypselonotus
Marbled Headstander

Acanthophthalmus spp.
Kuhlii Loach

Aequidens maronii
Keyhole

Aequidens pulcher
Blue Acara

Anostomus spp.
Headstander

Aphyocharax spp.
Bloodfin Tetras

Aphyosemeion spp.
Killie Fish

Apistogramma spp.
Dwarf Cichlid

Aplocheilus spp.
Panchax

Apteronotus albifrons
Black Ghost Knife Fish

Apteronotus leptorhynchus
Long Nose Brown Ghost Knifefish

Arnoldichthys spilopterus
Arnold?s Characin, Red-eye Characin

Astronotuso cellatus
Oscar

Astyanax fasciatus mexicanis ?jordani? (Albino form only)
Blind Cave Fish

Aulonocara nyassae of length 5cm and over
African Peacock Cichlid

Aulonocara spp.
African Cichlids

Males onlyBagrichthys hypselopterus
Black Lancer Catfish

Balantiocheilus melanopterus
Silver Shark minnow

Barbodes everetti
Clown Barb

Barbodes fasciatus
Striped Barb

Barbodes hexazona
Tiger Barb

Barbodes lateristriga
barb

Barbodes pentazona
Banded Barb

Bedotia geayi
Madagascar Rainbow

Benthochromis tricoti
BenthochromisTricoti

Betta spp.
Fighting Fish

Boehlkea fredcochui
Chochui?s Blue Tetra

Botia lohachata of length 1.5 cm and over
Reticulate loach

Botia macracantha
Clown Loach

Brachydanio albolineatus
Pearl Danio

Brachydanio frankei
Leopard Danio

Brachydanio kerri
Kerr?s Danio

Brachydanio nigrofasciatus
Spotted Danio

Brachydanio rerio
Zebra Danio

Brachygobius spp.
Bumble Bee Fish

Brochis spp.
Blue Catfish

Brycinus longipinnis
African Tetra

Campylomormyrus cassaicus
double-nose elephant nose

Campylomormyrus rhynchophorus
double-nose elephant nose

Capoeta arulius
Longfin Barb

Capoeta oligolepis
Checker

Capoeta partipentazona
tiger barb

Capoeta semifasciolatus
Golden Barb

Capoeta tetrazona
tiger barb

Capoeta titteya
Cherry Barb

Carassius auratus
Goldfish

Carnegiella spp.
Hatchet Fish

Chalinochromis brichardi, bridles morph only, with minimum length 5cm
Lake Tanganyika Cichlid

Chalinochromis spp.
Lake Tanganyika Cichlids

Chanda spp.
Perchlets

Chilodus punctatus
Spotted Headstander

Chilotilapia rhoadesii with minimum length 5cm
Rhoadesii Cichlid

Cichlasoma nicaraguense with minimum length 5cm
Nicaraguan Cichlid

Coelurichthys microlepis
Croaking Tetra

Colisa chuna
Honey Dwarf Gourami

Colisa fasciata
Giant Dwarf Gourami

Colisa labiosa
Thick-lipped Gourami

Colisa lalia
Dwarf Gourami

Copeina Arnoldi
Splash Tetra, Characin, Jumping Tetra

Copeina guttata
Red Spotted Copeina

Corydoras spp.
Armoured Catfish

Males only ofCorynopoma riisei
Swordtail Characin

Crenicara filamentosa
Checkerboard Lyretail

Crenicara maculate with minimum length 5cm
Checkerboard Cichlid

Cyathopharnx furcifer
Thread Fin Furficer

Cyphotilapia frontosa of length 12cm and over
Humphead cichlid

Cyprichromis leptosoma
Yellowtail Cyprichromis

Cyrtocara moorii
Lake Malawi Cichlid

Danio devario
BengalDanio

Danio malabaricus
Giant Danio

Dekeyseria pulcher of length 1.5cm and over
Pretty pleco

Dermogenys pusillus
Half Beak

Dianema urostriata
Stripe Tailed Catfish

Epalzeorhynchus kallopterus
Flying Fox

Epalzeorhynchus siamensis
Siamese Flying Fox

Epiplatys spp.
Killie Fish

Eretmodus cyanostictus
Dwarf Goby Cichlid

Eretmodus maculatus
Tangyanikan Clown Cichlid

Esomus malayensis
Flying Barb

Farlowella acus
Twig Catfish

Gasteropelecus spp.
Hatchet Fish

Gnathochromis permaxillaris
african cichlid

Gnathonemus macrolepidotus
elephant nose

Gnathonemus petersi
elephant nose

Gymnocorymbus ternetzi
Black Widow Tetra

Gyrinocheilus aymonieri
Sucking Asian Catfish

Hasemania nana
Silver Tip Tetra

Helostoma rudolfi
Pink Kissing Gourami

Helostoma temminckii
Green Kissing Gourami

Hemigrammopetersius caudalis
Yellow-tail Congo Tetra

Hemigrammus spp.
Tetras

Hemiodopsis sterni
Striped Hemiodopsis

Homaloptera orthogoniata
Indonesian Lizard Fish

Hyphessobrycon spp.
Tetras

Inpaichthys kerri
Blue Emperor Tetra

Iodotropheys sprengerae
African Cichlid

Julidochromis spp.
Dwarf Cichlid

Kryptopterus bicirrhis
Glass Catfish

Kryptopterus macrocephalus
Poormans Glass Catfish

Labeo bicolour
Redtail Shark

Labeo erythrurus
Red Fin Shark

Labeo frenatus
Rainbow Shark

Labeo variegatus
Variegated Shark

Laetacara curviceps
Curviceps

Laetacara dorsigerus
cichlid

Laubuca laubuca
Indian Hatchet Fish

Males only Leiocassis siamensis
Siamese Catfish, Bumble Bee Catfish

Lepidarchus adonis
Flagtail Tetra, Adonis Tetra

Leporinus arcus
Lipstick Leporinus

Leporinus fasciatus
Banded Leporinus

Leporinus maculatus
Spotted Leporinus

Leporinus multifasciatus
Multi-banded Leporinus

Loricaria filamentosa
Whiptail Catfish

Macrognathus aculeatus
Spiny Eel

Males only Macropodus opercularis with minimum length 6cm
Paradise Fish

Megalamphodus spp.
Tetras

Melanochromis auratus
Auratus

Melanochromis simulans
Auratus

Non-Albino form only ofMesonauta festivus
Festivum

Metynnis spp. minimum length 4cm
Silver Dollars

Moenkhausia spp.
Tetras

Monodactylus argenteus
Angel Mono, Malayan Mono, Batfish

Monodactylus sebae
African Mono

Morulius chrysophekadion
Black Shark

Males only Myleus rubripinnis with minimum length 8cm
Red Hook

Nannacara anomala
Golden Dwarf Acara

Nannacara aureocephalus
Golden Head Cichlid

Nannacara taenia
Dwarf Lattice Cichlid

Nannostomus spp.
Pencil Fish

Nematobrycon spp.
Emperor Tetra

Neolamprologus brichardi
Princess of Burundi

Neolamprologus cylindricus
Tanganyikan Cichlid

Yellow morph only Neolamprologus leleupi with minimum length 5cm
Lemon Cichlid

Neolamprologus meeli minimum length 5cm
African cichlid

Neolamprologus mustax minimum length 5cm
Mustax, Mask Lamprolagus

Neolamprologus ocellatus minimum length 5cm
African cichlid

Ophthalmotilapia spp.
Blacknosed Threadfin Cichlid

Oryzias latipes
Golden Medaka

Osteochilus hasselti
bony lipped barb

Osteochilus vittatus
bony lipped barb

Otocinclus arnoldi
Sucker Catfish

Oxygaster oxygastroides
Glass Barb

Pantodon buchholzi
Butterfly Fish

Papiliochromis altispinosa
Bolivian Butterfly Cichlid

Papiliochromis ramirezzii
Ram

Paracheirodon axelrodi
Cardinal Tetra

Paracheirodon innesi
Neon Tetra

Paracyprichromis nigripinnis
Blue Neon Cyprichromis

Males onlyParauchenipterus fisheri minimum length 7cm
Woodcat

Males onlyParosphromenus deissneri minimum length 4cm
LicoriceGourami

Pelvicachromis pulcher
kribensis

Pelvicachromis subocellatus
kribensis

Pelvicachromis taeniatus
kribensis

Petitella georgiae
False Rummy Nose

Petrochromis trewavasae minimum length 5cm
?Texas? Cichlid, White Spotted Peerchromis

Phenacogrammus interruptus
Congo Tetra

Pimelodella pictus
Pictus Catfish

Pimelodus ornatus
catfish

Poecilia latipinna
Sailfin Mollie

Poecilia reticulata
Guppy

Poecilia sphenops
Black Mollie

Poecilia velifera
YucatanSailfin Mollie

Males onlyPoecilocharax weitzmani
Shining Tetra

Prionobrama filigera
Glass Bloodfin

Pristella maxillaris
Pristella

Pseudogastromyzon myersi
Dwarf Stone Sucker

Pterophyllum spp.
Angel Fish

Puntius asoka
Asoka Barb

Puntius bimaculatus
Two Spot Barb

Puntius conchonius
Rosy Barb

Puntius cumingi
Cummings Barb

Puntius filamentosus
Black Spot Barb

Puntius lineatus
Striped Barb

Puntius nigrofasciatus
Ruby Barb

Puntius ticto
Ticto Barb

Puntius vittatus
Kooli Barb

Rasbora argyrotaenia
Silver Rasbora

Rasbora borapetensis
Red Tail Rasbora

Rasbora caudimaculata
Red Tail Rasbora

Rasbora dorsiocellata
Emerald Eye Rasbora

Rasbora dusonensis
Yellow Tail Rasbora

Rasbora einthoveni
Blue Line Rasbora

Rasbora elegans
Two Spot Rasbora

Rasbora hengelii
harlequin rasbora

Rasbora heteromorpha
harlequin rasbora

Rasbora kalochroma
Clown Rasbora

Rasbora leptosoma
Copper Striped Rasbora

Rasbora maculata
Dwarf Spotted Rasbora

Rasbora pauciperforata
Red Line Rasbora

Rasbora sarawakensis
SarawakRasbora

Rasbora steineri
Gold Line Rasbora

Rasbora taeniata
Blue Line Rasbora

Rasbora trilineata
Black Scissortail

Rasbora vaterifloris
Flame Rasbora

Rhodeus amarus
bitterling

Rhodeus sericeus
bitterling

Sawbwa resplendens minimum length 1cm
Sawbwa barb

Semaprochilodus insignis
prochilodus

Semaprochilodus taeniurus
FlagtailProchilodus

Spathodus erythrodon
Blue Spotted Goby Cichlid

Sphaerichthys osphronemoides
Chocolate Gourami

Females only Sturisoma panamense minimum length 8cm
Armoured Catfish

Symphysodon spp.
Discus

Males only Synodontis decorus minimum length 10cm
catfish

Synodontis multipunctatus
African Catfish

Synodontis nigriventris
Upsidedown Catfish

Tanganicodus irsacae
Goby Cichlid

Tanichthys albonubes
White Cloud

Tateurndina ocellicauda
Peacock gudgeon

Telmatherina ladigesi
Celebes Rainbow

Thayeria spp.
Hockey stick Tetra

Thoracocharax spp.
Hatchet Fish

Toxotes jaculator
archer

Trichogaster leeri
Pearl Gourami

Trichogaster microlepis
Moonbeam Gourami

Trichogaster trichopterus
Golden Gourami

Trichopsis pumilus
gourami

Trichopsis vittatus
gourami

Trinectes maculatus
flounder

Triportheus spp.
False Hatchet

Tropheus spp.
African Cichlids

Xiphophorus halleri
Swordtail

Xiphophorus maculatus
Platy

Xiphophorus variatus
Variegated Platy

Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki of length 1.5cm and over
Dwarf chain loach


Live freshwater fish may only be imported from approved countries listed below.

Bahrain
Belgium
China
Federated States of Micronesia
Fiji
French Polynesia
Germany
Hong Kong
Indonesia
Kenya
Malaysia
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Philippines
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Seychelles
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Thailand
United States of America (USA)


Fish Species Restricted for Importation into Western Australia

Under Regulation 176 of the Fish Resources Management Regulations 1995 , a person must not bring into the State a species of fish not endemic to the State without the written approval, or written authority, of the Executive Director of the Department of Fisheries.

Please contact the Translocation Officer at the Department of Fisheries Head Office for further information and to request a Translocation Application Pack.

PLEASE NOTE: This list does not relate to aquatic snails or plants. The importation of aquatic snails, plants or declared plants are covered under the Plant Disease Act 1914, the Plant Diseases Regulations 1989 and the Agriculture and Related Resource Protection Act 1976. For further information on these matters, please contact the WA Quarantine and Inspection Service on (08) 9311 5333.

Class 1

Species listed as noxious under Schedule 5 of the Fish Resources Management Regulations 1995 and prohibited to be imported into the State.

Noxious Fish:
Grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idellus
Nile perch Lates niloticus
Parasitic catfish Family: Trichomycteridae
Pike cichlid Crenicichla lepidota
Piranha Serrasalmus spp.
Snakehead Channa spp.
Tiger catfish Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum
Tigerfish Hydrocynus goliath
Walking catfish Clarias batrachus
Weatherloach Misgurnus anguillicaudatus


Under the Fish Resources Management Act 1994 a person must not:

* keep, breed, hatch or culture any noxious fish;

* have in the person's possession any noxious fish;

* consign or convey any noxious fish;

* release any noxious fish into any waters; or

* put any noxious fish into a container or receptacle in which it might remain alive.

In addition, a person must not bring any fish into the State, if the fish is prescribed to be noxious.


Class 2

Species of fish not to be imported into the State without the prior written approval or written authority of the Executive Director of the Department of Fisheries, and species of fish that may only be imported into WA with the written approval of the Executive Director, in accordance with a policy relevant to that species.

Freshwater Fish
Salmonids Oncorhynchus mykiss,
Salmo trutta,
Salmo salar
Australian bass Macquaria novemaculeatas
Estuary perch Macquaria colonorum
Barramundi Lates calcarifer
Murray cod Maccullochella spp.
Golden perch Macquaria ambigua
Eels Anguilla australia
A. obscura
A. reinhardtii
Catfish Tandanus tandanus (greater than 8cm in length)
Gambusia Gambusia affinis,
Gambusia holbrookii
Redfin perch Perca fluviatilis
Silver perch * Bidyanus bidyanus

* Silver perch may only be imported in accordance with Fisheries Management Paper No 145, ?The aquaculture of non-endemic species in Western Australia, silver perch', October 2000.


Marine Fish
Cods Epinephelus spp.
Dolphinfish Coryphaena hippurus
Coral trout Plectropomus spp.
Spariids Sparidae spp.

Molluscs
Edible oysters Ostreidae spp.
Scallops Pectinidae spp.
Mussels Mytilus edulis planulatus
M galloprovincialis
Clams Tridacnidae spp.
Abalone Haliotis spp.
Trochus Tectus niloticus

Crustaceans
Marron Cherax tenuimanus
Yabbies Cherax albidus
Cherax destructor
Cherabin Macrobrachium spp.
Western rock lobster Panulirus cygnus
Prawns Penaeus spp.
Redclaw * Cherax quadricarinatus

* Redclaw crayfish may only be imported in accordance with Fisheries Management Paper No. 100, ?The aquaculture of non-endemic species in Western Australia, Redclaw crayfish', June 1997.


Queensland
Prohibited fish
Certain introduced fish are declared noxious in Queensland. Noxious fish can not be brought into
Queensland.

The list of prohibited fish is subject to change and includes:

Tilapia
European carp
Mosquito fish
Largemouth bass

For further information contact the Queensland Department of Primary Industries, Fisheries and
Forestry or the Queensland Fisheries Management Authority.

Lupin
01-05-2008, 8:35 PM
Canada

Importation of Ornamental Fish

In general, importations of ornamental aquatic organisms, especially tropical species held in hobby aquaria, are considered to pose a negligible risk of spreading disease(s) to local species. Thus, Canada, like many other countries, does not require special permits for the importation of aquatic organisms for the aquarium hobbyist. There are, however, some exceptions related to other risks posed to aquatic resources and habitat.

All species listed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may only be imported if a CITES certificate is obtained. Please see http://www.cites.org for current listing of species and http://www.cites.ec.gc.ca for relevant contact information. Hobby species that are genetically modified may be considered as new substances and may require notification under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999). For more information on the New Substances program, please consult the Environment Canada site at http://www.ec.gc.ca/substances/nsb/eng/index_e.htm.

Some Provinces and DFO Regions require special permits for the importation of certain species of fish, e.g. Koi carp into British Columbia. Further information on BC?s requirements can be found at
http://www-heb.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/int...ransfers_e.htm . Requirements can be obtained through the relevant (receiving) provincial department responsible for fisheries, or the local Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) office.

A Department of Fisheries and Oceans licence, under Section 56 of the Fishery (General) Regulation or matching provincial licence is required for all importations or transfers of live fish and other aquatic species destined for release into fish habitat or for culturing in a fish rearing facilities. Detailed information on obtaining a licence can be found at
http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/science/aqu...e/prelim_e.htm or from your local DFO or Provincial fishery authority office.

For information on how to dispose of aquarium fish, invertebrates or aquatic plants responsibly to prevent the introduction of aquatic invasive species, please go to the following Habitattitude website by the US Fish and Wildlife.
http://www.habitattitude.net/

If you have any questions related to aquatic disease concerns, please feel free to contact the National Registry of Aquatic Animal Health at the address below:

National Registry of Aquatic Animal Health
200 Kent Street, Station 12W114
Ottawa ON K1A 0E6
email:NRFD@dfo-mpo.gc.ca




PIJAC Canada

May 13, 2004
Changes to Regulations Regarding the Sale of Invasive Fish
The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) has made changes regarding the sale of live
invasive fish.
The purchase or sale of live invasive fish in Ontario, and the possession and transport of
these fish, causes public concern about possible escape or release of species that could
become established in Ontario waters. Harmful impacts to the aquatic ecosystem, to
recreational and commercial fisheries, as well as the high costs for control can be the result
of such invasions.
Given the potential impact of several high-risk species, the Ministry of Natural Resources
has amended Regulation 664/98 made under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act
(FWCA) ? Fish Licensing ? to prohibit the buying or selling of the following live invasive
species:
- four species of carp (bighead, grass, black and silver);
- snakehead (all 28 species); and,
- two species of goby (round and tubenose).
The regulation is now in effect.
The regulation includes a prohibition on the buying and selling of snakeheads for aquaria
and grass carp for weed control in water gardens.
Pet shops with snakeheads in aquaria can no longer sell them and are encouraged to
dispose of them appropriately. Information of appropriate methods of disposal is available
on the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters Invasive Species Hotline at 1-800-563-
7711. Pet Shop owners are reminded that it is illegal to dispose of these fish into Ontario
waters.

The regulation changes do not prohibit possession of these fish live. However, MNR intends
to seek a ban on live possession of these same fish through amendments to federal
legislation as outlined in the EBR posting mentioned below. If the federal government
proceeds with the regulatory changes for possession, MNR will notify you of the change end,
upon implementation of the regulations, the fish will have to be destroyed and disposed of in
an appropriate manner.
The decision notice can be accessed by searching for Registry Number RB04E6005 at
http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/envision/en...lish/index.htm.

Lupin
01-05-2008, 8:37 PM
UK

http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/pfk/pages/item.php?news=958

Fish imports restricted
CEFAS has added dozens of additional species to its list of fish that cannot be legitimately imported under a tropical fish import licence, which could lead to a drop in imports of unusual fish.

The revision affects Schedule II of the DOF 8T tropical fish import licence and means that retailers and wholesalers will no longer be able to import many unusual fish species without obtaining a special coldwater fish import licence and a full health certificate.

The species covered by the list include a range of barbs and other cyprinids, North American, Asian and European coldwater fishes, all crayfish species with the exception of Cherax quadricarinatus and 19 different loach genera.

The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) says that the new measures have been introduced because some companies were bringing in species that were not covered under the import licences they held:

"Some importers and licence holders have assumed that all fish on an availability list from a tropical aquaria fish supplier can be legally imported as tropical aquaria species. This is often not the case."

CEFAS says that the DOF 8T tropical fish import licence must only be used to import tropical fish incapable of surviving in the wild in the UK. It believes that some of the fish being imported recently under the licence are technically coldwater and it has published the revision to clarify the species and genera that it is illegal to import under the DOF 8T tropical fish import licence.

Trade confusion
When news of the revisions of the import legislation reached the trade last week it appeared to be causing some confusion. Practical Fishkeeping spoke to one major retailer who believed that the revision was referring to fishes that were being banned under the Import of Live Fish Act (IFLA), seemingly without notice or consultation. This is not the case.

However, the fishes added to the list are candidates for the ILFA list and their imports may be restricted in the future. Some of the fishes on the revised DOF 8T Schedule II list, such as Myxocyprinus asiaticus, are effectively banned from sale under the Prohibition of Keeping or Release of Live Fish (Specified Species) Order 1998, but many others are still legal to import providing dealers obtain the appropriate documentation to do so.

Keith Davenport, Chief Executive of the Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association (OATA) told Practical Fishkeeping that this additional hurdle may be sufficient to limit the range of unusual tropical fish species capable of withstanding slightly cooler conditions, such as many loaches.

"The fish are being regarded as coldwater species for the purposes of the fish health regulations. They are also candidates for going on ILFA. They would require a DOF 1 - a full health certificate prior to import.

"It might have exactly the same or a worse impact than an ILFA listing because if they are caught from the wild you can't obtain a DOF 1. There is a statement in the DOF 1 legislation which states that any fish imported under the licence must come from farms, not from the wild."

CEFAS said that the list is indicative, and therefore not complete, and has advised importers to contact them before importing some species such as loaches of the Schistura genus that are only listed to genus level:

"It is the responsibility of prospective importers and licence holders to ensure before imports are arranged that none of the categories of fish/shellfish or individual species listed in Schedule II are imported under the DOF 8T licence?" said Davenport.

"If you or they have any difficulty in determining whether any species currently included (or likely to be included in future) in consignments covered by a DOF 8T are capable of surviving in Great Britain's natural aquatic environment you should refer the matter to the CEFAS Fish Health Inspectorate before importation takes place."

When is a fish "coldwater"?
Davenport says that as a rule of thumb a fish is regarded as coldwater when it can survive or breed below 10 degrees Celsius: "If a species can breed in UK conditions and survive below 10 C then officials would argue that the species could become invasive and are very likely to refuse to accept that species as tropical, irrespective of its origin.

"Anybody intending to import fish species that are new to trade, and may be capable of surviving below 15 C should think very carefully about it and perhaps seek advice from the relevant authorities."

Knowledge of the temperature tolerances on many of the unusual fish species listed is not easy to come by and with some new species fishkeepers may assume that the fish are tropical when they actually tolerate cooler water.

Two species, the Amur sucker, Sarcocheilichthys sinensis and the Chinese sailfin sucker, Myxocyprinus asiaticus, are believed to have been illegally imported into the UK in the past under tropical fish import licences. CEFAS says that both species pose a risk to our environment if released:

"Both species originate in the middle and headwaters of the Yangtse River where winter temperatures may be much lower than those experienced in British waters. A fish surviving in this environment would not meet our definition of a tropical aquarium species."

What's included?
The revision to Schedule II of the DOF 8T licence is shown below. Importantly, the list is indicative and not complete. Any fish that can survive below 15 C would be included in this list and must be imported using a DOF 1 import licence for coldwater fish. OATA advises importers to seek advice before importing fish that may fall within this category.

Abramis ballerus, Blue bream
Abramis brama, Common bream
Acheilognathus sp., Giant bitterling
Acipenser sp., Sterlets and Sturgeon
Alburnoides bipunctatus, Schneider
Alburnus alburnus, Bleak
Ambloplites rupestris, Rock bass
Ameiurus species, North American catfish
Amia calva, Bowfin
Anguilla sp., Eels
Aphanius apodus, Killifish/Pupfish
Aphanius dispar, Killifish/Pupfish
Aphredoderus sayanus, Pirate perch
Aristichthys/Hypophthalmichthys nobilis, Bighead carp
Aspius aspius, Asp
Barbatula sp., Loach
Barbus sp., barbel species (excluding tropical barbs)
Beaufortia sp. except B. leveretti, Balitorine loaches
Blicca bjoerkna, Silver bream
Botia supercilliaris, Coldwater clown loach
Carassius auratus, Goldfish (Common and all varieties)
Carassius carassius, Crucian carp
Catostomus commersonii, Common White sucker
Centrarchus macropterus, Sunfish
Chaenobryttus gulosus, Sunfish
Chalcalburnus chalcoides, Danubian Bleak
Channa argus, Northern or Chinese Snakehead
Chlamydogobius eremius, Australian Desert goby
Chondrostoma genei, Laska nase
Chondrostoma nasus , Nase
Chondrostoma toxotoma, Toxostome
Cobitis sp., Cobitid loaches
Cookeolus japonicus, Longfinned Bullseye
Coregonus sp., Whitefish species
Ctenopharyngodon idella, Grass carp
Cycleptus elongatus, Blue sucker
Cyprinus carpio, Carp, Koi, Mirror, King, Common, Leather, Ghost
Dzihunia sp., Loach
Elassoma sp. - except E. evergladeii, Sunfish
Enneacanthus sp. - except E. chaetodon, Sunfish
Esox sp., Pike
Etheostoma sp., Darters
Fundulus diaphanus, Banded Killifish
Garra pingi pingi, Garra pingi pingi
Gasterosteus sp., Sticklebacks
Gobio gobio, Gudgeon
Hucho sp., Danubian Salmon and Taimen
Huso sp., Sturgeon/Sterlet
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix, Silver carp
Ictaluris sp., North American catfish
Jordanella sp. - except J. floridae, Flagfish
Koreocobitis sp., Loach
Lates calcarifer, Barramundi
Lefua sp., Loach
Lepisosteus oculatus, Spotted gar
Lepisosteus osseus, Longnose gar
Lepomis sp., Sunfish (including Pumpkinseed, Basses, crappies and bluegills)
Leptobotia sp., Loach
Leucaspis delineatus, Heckel's dace
Leucaspius delineatus, Sunbleak (Sundace, Belica, Motherless Minnow)
Leuciscus idus, Orfe, Golden, Black, Blue
Leuciscus leuciscus, Dace
Leuciscus souffia, Blageon
Leusiscus cephalus, Chub
Lota lota, Burbot
Macroramphosus scolopax, Snipefish
Micropterus dolomieu, Small mouthed Bass
Micropterus salmoides, Large-mouthed black Bass
Misgurnis sp. - except M. anguillicaudatus (includes M. fossilis), Loach
Morone sp., Bass species and hybrids
Mylopharyngodon piceus, Carp, Chinese Black or Snail eating
Myxocyprinus asiaticus, Chinese Sucker, also known as Zebra hi-fin or banded shark/sucker
Noemacheilus sp. - except N. masyai, N. fasciatus, N. selangoricus, Loach
Notropis/Cyprinella, Shiners
Onchorynchus sp., Salmon, Trout
Oreonectes sp. - except O. platycephalus and O.anophthalmus, Loach
Orthrias sp., Loach
Parabotia maculosa, Loach
Paracobitis sp., Loach
Pelteobagrus brashnikowi, Amur Dragon Catfish
Pelteobagrus fulvidraco, Catfish, Dragon (Yellow catfish)
Perca sp., Perch species
Phoxinus phoxinus, Minnow
Phoxinus/Chrosomus eos, Dace, Northern red belly (Common Minnow)
Pimephales promelas, Minnow, Fathead/Roseyred
Polyodon and Psephurus sp., Paddlefish
Polyprius americanus, Wreckfish
Pseudogastromyzon sp. - except P.loos, P. buas, P. doon, P. elongatus, P.myersi, P. fabgi, P. fasciatus, P. meihuashanensis, P. peristicus, Loach
Pseudorasbora parva, Topmouth Gudgeon (Clicker Barb)
Pseudoscaphirhynchus sp., Sturgeon/Sterlet
Rhinichthys atratulus, Blacknose Dace
Rhodeus ocellatus, Stripeshoulder Bitterling
Rhodeus sericeus, Rhodeus amarus, European Bitterling
Rutilus rutilus, Roach
Sabanejewia sp., Loach
Salmo sp., Salmon, Trout
Salvelinus sp., Charr
Sander/ Stizostedion sp., Pike perch (including zander)
Sarcochilicthys sinensis, Gudgeon, Chinese Lake (Amur Sucker)
Scaphirhynchus sp., Sturgeon/Sterlet
Scardinius erythrophthalmus, Rudd, Common, Silver, Gold
Schistura species - please consult with the FHI at Cefas if you are considering importing any Schistura species new to trade, many Schistura species are tolerant of cold water temperatures, Loach
Seminemacheilus sp., Loach
Silurus sp., Catfish
Siniperca chuatsi, Freshwater Grouper
Thymallus thymallus, Grayling
Tiaroga sp., Loach
Tinca tinca, Tench, Common, Green, Golden
Tor khudree, Deccan Mahseer
Tor mosal, Copper Mahseer
Tor musullah, Humpback Mahseer
Tor progeneius, Jungha Mahseer
Tor putitora, Yellowfin or Golden Mahseer
Tor tor, Redfin Mahseer
Triplophysa sp. - except T. gracilis, T. microps, T. marmorata, T. yasinensis, Loach
Umbra sp., Mudminnow
Valencia letourneuxi, Corfu Toothcarp
Vimba vimba, Vimba
Zacco platypus, Dragon fish (also known as Pale Chub or Freshwater minnow)
Zacco temmincki, Taiwan Zacco
All species of Crayfish except Cherax quadricarinatus

Lupin
01-05-2008, 8:37 PM
It was Oddball of MFK who worked on Australia and Canada if I can remember correctly. Thanks, Oddball.:)

Fish Hobbiest
01-20-2008, 8:41 PM
well i live in nevada, i dont know of much fish or any animals what so ever that are illegal, all i know of are pirahnas and venomous snakes but i think thats all of the u.s.

MIKE D
01-23-2008, 11:27 AM
Just found out today that JD's are LEGAL again in Maine

guitarkev13
01-24-2008, 7:22 PM
anyone know about new mexico?

AquariumFish
01-24-2008, 7:29 PM
for New mexico - try searching here ... http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/sregs/nm.html

guitarkev13
01-25-2008, 11:26 AM
for New mexico - try searching here ... http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/sregs/nm.html

didnt say anything about fish

im just wondering if Channa orientalis (i think thats how its spelled)
is legal here

AquariumFish
01-25-2008, 2:48 PM
sorry - I'm in NC

jtomer
02-20-2008, 3:40 PM
After I little hunting and waiting the people at the Ohio wildlife department sent me a list of the illegal fish in ohio so here they are.

The following information was taking from the Division of Wildlife's
'Bait dealer regulations' publication which can be found on the
following website:

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/FishingSubhomePage/fisheriesmanagementpl (http://lecmailowa1.lec.edu/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/FishingSubhomePage/fisheriesmanagementpl)
aceholder/fishingaquacultureaquaculture/tabid/6238/Default.aspx

It is unlawful for any person to possess, buy or sell unclassified
species which includes:

striped shiner (Luxilus chrysocephalus), silverjaw minnow (Notropis
buccatus), central stoneroller (Campostoma anomalum), sand shiner
(Notropis stramineus), rosefin shiner (Lythrurus ardens), redfin shiner
(Lythrurus umbratilis), suckermouth minnow (Phenacobius mirabilis),
rosyface shiner (Notropis rubellus), river chub (Nocomis micropogon),
mimic shiner (Notropis volucellus), hornyhead chub (Nocomis biguttatus),
steelcolor shiner (Cyprinella whipplei), bigeye chub (Notropis amblops),
bullhead minnow (Pimephales vigilax), gravel chub (Erimystax
x-punctatus), silver chub (Macrhybopsis storeriana), ghost shiner
(Notropis buchanani), streamline chub (Erimystax dissimilis), tonguetied
minnow (Exoglossum 6

laurae), river shiner (Notropis blennius), longnose dace (Rhinichthys
cataractae), channel shiner (Notropis wickliffi), rosyside dace
(Clinostomus funduloides), bigeye shiner (Notropis boops), bigmouth
shiner (Notropis dorsalis), lake chubsucker (Erimyzon sucetta), johnny
darter (Etheostoma nigrum), fantail darter (Etheostoma flabellare),
rainbow darter (Etheostoma caeruleum), greenside darter (Etheostoma
blennioides), blackside darter (Percina maculata), logperch (Percina
caprodes), orangethroat darter (Etheostoma spectabile), banded darter
(Etheostoma zonale), variegate darter (Etheostoma variatum), dusky
darter (Percina sciera), slenderhead darter (Percina phoxocephala),
eastern sand darter (Ammocrypta pellucida), least darter (Etheostoma
microperca), Iowa darter (Etheostoma exile), bluebreast darter
(Etheostoma camurum), river darter (Percina shumardi), tippecanoe darter
(Etheostoma tippecanoe), channel darter (Percina copelandi), stonecat
(Noturus flavus), skipjack herring (Alosa chrysochloris), mottled
sculpin (Cottus bairdi), spoonhead sculpin (Cottus ricei), brook
silverside (Labidesthes sicculus), trout-perch (Percopsis omiscomaycus),
least brook lamprey (Lampetra aepyptera), american brook lamprey
(Lampetra appendix), silver lamprey (Ichthyomyzon unicupis), brook
stickleback (Culaea inconstans).

SPECIES SPECIFICALLY PROHIBITED

As stated in Section 1501:31-19-01(A), It shall be unlawful for any
person to possess, import or sell live individuals of the following
species: walking catfish (Clarias batrachus), diploid white amur or
diploid grass carp (Ctenopharygodon idella), silver carp-white bream
(Hypophtalmichtyhys molitirx), black amur-black carp (Mylopharyngodon
piceus), bighead carp-bighead-bighead amur (Aristichthys nobilis), ruffe
(Gymnocephalus cernuus), round goby (Neogobius melanostomus), tubenose
goby (Proterorhynus marmoratus), snakeheads (Channa spp. and Parachanna
spp.), white perch (Morone Americana), three spine stickleback (Culaeea
aculeatus), sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus), eastern banded killifish
(Fundulus diaphanus diaphanus), marron (Cherax tenuimarus), Yabbie
(Cherax destructor), zebra mussel (Dreissera polymorphi), quagga mussel
(Dreissens busoniss), rudd (Scardinus crythothalmos), or hybrid of such
species at any time. Such fish may be used only for research, by zoos,
public aquariums and public displays after permission from the wildlife
chief is obtained.

Jen

"Don't Tell Me What Ta Do I'm Having Fun"- Joe Perry

Fishfiles1
03-12-2008, 9:11 PM
dont for get the asian carp

drjdp
05-26-2008, 10:08 AM
30 years ago I worked in a Los Angeles aquarium store. We tried importing one time, almost killed the store. Among the Amazon imports was a fish that a knowlegeable collector took. He called it a "Hooee Hooee" (I don't know the correct spelling). It was about 3 inches long when we got it and it resembled a snakehead, as I remember it. He said it would grow to 5 feet and was the most dangerous of all the Amazon river fish. He claimed they swim along the river's edge and jump out and grab deer, pigs or people next to the water. I have never heard of this fish anywhere else. Anyone have an idea what it was?

BillyVillain
05-26-2008, 10:21 AM
i believe in MA white cloud minnows are illegal.

krzyklwn
07-12-2008, 1:43 PM
So I noticed that someone listed stats for virginia and clawed frogs were listed as illiegal. I have a 12 gallon tank with neon tetras, glofish, a cory, snail and what I thought was an african dwarf frog. Recently my tetras have been disappearing, two in the last two days for a total of 3 fish. I started doing some research and I think I actually have a clawed frog. But now i see that they are illegal so I'm wondering if the petstore "accidently" stocked them as dwarf frogs or am I crazy and it really is a dwarf frog and something else is going on. Any ideas?

bushwhacker
08-03-2008, 12:00 PM
(P) Candiru Catfish (family Trichomycteridae, all species)
OMG who in their right mind would want one of these? this is a parasitic fish that will swim up your urethra or any other opening it can get into

Lupin
09-24-2008, 9:21 AM
http://www.affashop.gov.au/PdfFiles/ornamental_fish_report.pdf

Start at page 27 for New South Wales, Australia. This requires Adobe Reader to be able to download a heavy report. I had to enlist the help of c4cat and J double R through the process and I thank them for that.:)

Wyomingite
11-03-2008, 8:43 PM
Wyoming, U.S.A.:

To start off, there is a note referencing federal regulations and mentioning that federal regs apply.

Any invert is legal to possess, transport and import with the exception of the rusty crayfish (Orconectes rusticus), the zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha), and the New Zealand mudsnail (Potamopyrgus antipodarum). I am surprised the quagga mussel isn’t listed specifically in this list as well.

Nowhere in the regs is a single species of fish specifically mentioned as prohibited. However, all fish or eggs imported require a license and certificate of health, with the only exceptions being goldfish, tropical fish and marine fish. “Tropical Fish” are defined as those species that can’t survive in water below 50 degrees Fahrenheit as documented in a scientific paper. “Marine Fish” are species that lead their entire life cycle in saltwater, e.g. species that are anadromous or catadromous are considered “fresh” water. Goldfish, tropical fish and marine fish must be confined to a tank. The wording on marines is great stuff. I know I’m really worried about someone releasing lionfish, damsels or clownfish with all the ocean front property here… LOL

The licensing/health certification process is complicated (several pages long. Despite certification of health being specifically exempted in the text only for goldfish, tropicals and marines, Appendix I turns back and says “A certificate of veterinary inspection is currently required only for all salmonid fishes (trout, salmon, grayling, whitefish), and for northern pike and carp originating from outside North America…”. And nowhere does it say that cold water fish can’t be imported.

This is the first time I've ever looked at the regulations other than permitting requirements to keep native fish. The laws are pretty typical of what I’d expect from Wyoming. Specific to maintaining the health of native fisheries, not a lot of concern about everything else. A lot of leeway for a person to do what he or she likes, but vague enough to leave plenty of loopholes for the Game and Fish to hang you if they decide they don’t like it.

BTW, I have some prime Wyoming ocean-front property for sale if anyone is interested… ;)

WYite

Flashyfish
11-04-2008, 9:10 PM
The question should have been Do you know if the 5 banded barb is illegal or just endangered?

MisaHasTheEyes
11-21-2008, 11:09 PM
Some shark species are now legal in Arizona.

No crayfish is, however. :devil:

foolishfish
12-15-2008, 1:58 PM
I used to build houses and had to deal with the local county equivalent of EPA and Dept. of Natural Resources quite frequently. Here in Maryland it is illegal to possess any indigenous wild caught species. Follow the logic now...you can catch a rockfish that is endangered in the Bay and leave it on the dock to die, but if you keep one alive in a tank or pond...you're a criminal. (Not that you'd put a fish that size in a tank, but you get the idea)

I volunteer with Save Our Streams and Trout Unlimited, and had built a brown trout hatchery that we were using to repopulate old trout streams that had been wiped out by sedimentation, (mainly from people like my kindred home builders).

Even with our best intentions and a history of decades of good works they didn't want to give us the permits. They were emphatic that absolutely no one was allowed to impound a native game fish species, and since we intended to raise fingerlings to adulthood we were bad people.

When I paid a visit to their offices one week, during our four month battle to get a permit, I was greeted in their waiting room by a new addition to their decor...a 120 gal. aquarium.

Imagine my surprise when, upon closer inspection, I could identify Small Mouth Bass, Crappie and Blue Gills all seemingly unaware that the were being held illegally. Turns out the required permit was also not affixed or displayed anywhere to be found.

Long story longer...after much attention getting discourse (me threatening lives for the B.S. that they'd put us thru) they produced a permit for their tank at the same time ours miraculously appeared.

I do enough conservation work, and enjoy the out doors enough, that I can appreciate the need for limiting knuckleheads from promulgating potential ecological disaster due to dim witted invasive species introduction to the wild. However...some of the jerks that we've empowered to keep watch are almost as bad as the idiots releasing snakeheads into the Potomac.

Whatever happened to moderation and common sense? :confused:

Galliente
12-20-2008, 1:55 AM
I could be wrong, but I think African arowanas are now legal with no permit requirement as well.


Which arowanas are legal in cali?

Lupin
12-24-2008, 5:56 PM
Which arowanas are legal in cali?
The only arowanas illegal are the Asians.

shawnhu
01-28-2009, 10:52 PM
I used to build houses and had to deal with the local county equivalent of EPA and Dept. of Natural Resources quite frequently. Here in Maryland it is illegal to possess any indigenous wild caught species. Follow the logic now...you can catch a rockfish that is endangered in the Bay and leave it on the dock to die, but if you keep one alive in a tank or pond...you're a criminal. (Not that you'd put a fish that size in a tank, but you get the idea)

I volunteer with Save Our Streams and Trout Unlimited, and had built a brown trout hatchery that we were using to repopulate old trout streams that had been wiped out by sedimentation, (mainly from people like my kindred home builders).

Even with our best intentions and a history of decades of good works they didn't want to give us the permits. They were emphatic that absolutely no one was allowed to impound a native game fish species, and since we intended to raise fingerlings to adulthood we were bad people.

When I paid a visit to their offices one week, during our four month battle to get a permit, I was greeted in their waiting room by a new addition to their decor...a 120 gal. aquarium.

Imagine my surprise when, upon closer inspection, I could identify Small Mouth Bass, Crappie and Blue Gills all seemingly unaware that the were being held illegally. Turns out the required permit was also not affixed or displayed anywhere to be found.

Long story longer...after much attention getting discourse (me threatening lives for the B.S. that they'd put us thru) they produced a permit for their tank at the same time ours miraculously appeared.

I do enough conservation work, and enjoy the out doors enough, that I can appreciate the need for limiting knuckleheads from promulgating potential ecological disaster due to dim witted invasive species introduction to the wild. However...some of the jerks that we've empowered to keep watch are almost as bad as the idiots releasing snakeheads into the Potomac.

Whatever happened to moderation and common sense? :confused:

Well said

nahrie
02-17-2009, 3:18 PM
I emailed the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to get a list, and this is what they gave me:

(B) Order Cypriniformes
(i) Piranha or Caribe – Characidae subfamily Serrasalminae – All species and hybrids except Serrasalmus, Pygocentrus and Pristobrycon pursuant to ORS 498.242 and OAR 635– 011– 0160(2);
(ii) Walking catfish (ORS 498.242) – Clariidae – All species and hybrids;
(iii) Oriental weatherfish – Cobitidae – Misgurnus anguillicaudatus;
(iv) Ide – Cyprinidae – Leuciscus idus;
(v) Rudd – Cyprinidae – Scardinius erythropthalmus.
(C) Order Lepisosteiformes
Gar – Lepisosteidae – All species and hybrids.
(D) Order Perciformes
(i) Snakehead – Channidae – Channa All species and hybrids;
(ii) Round Goby – Gobiidae – Neogobius melanostomus;
(iii) Ruffe – Percidae – Gymnocephalus cernuus;
(iv) Zander or Pike-perch – Percidae – Sander lucioperca.
(E) Order Salmoniformes
Pikes, Pickerel – Esocidae – All species and hybrids.

(g) Prohibited Crustaceans
Common Name – Family – Genus/species:
(A) Order Decapoda
(i) Chinese mitten crab - Grapsidae – Eriocheir
All species;
(ii) Blue crab – Portunidae – Callinectes
sapidus;
(iii) Crayfish – Cambaridae – All species.

Fishfiles1
03-01-2009, 1:15 PM
i just heard that in Michigan the yo yo loach is illegal

Lupin
03-01-2009, 7:27 PM
i just heard that in Michigan the yo yo loach is illegal
Where is the source?

beblondie
03-01-2009, 8:26 PM
In 2005, Michigan established several invasive species laws, creating lists of restricted and prohibited species, rules of possession, penalties for intentional introduction and releases, and a permit program. The new laws also established an Invasive Species Advisory Council, including the directors of the Departments of Natural Resources, Environmental Quality and Agriculture. The Council is responsible for reviewing and updating these lists as well as several other duties. The lists and rules of possession are included at the end of this section and can also be found on the Internet at www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2005-2006/publicact/pdf/2005-PA-0077.pdf. The DNR is responsible for enforcement for plants and animals. The Department of Agriculture is responsible for enforcement related to insects. Michigan’s rules of possession and penalties apply to those who intentionally or knowingly introduce a prohibited or restricted species. To view the description of penalties, visit www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2005-2006/publicact/pdf/2005-PA-0076.pdf.
Michigan also has laws and rules pertaining to aquatic plant control. A permit from the Department of Environmental Quality is required for the application of chemicals to any plant that is growing in standing water at the time of the application. Manual removal of Eurasian water milfoil, curly leaf pondweed, purple loosestrife or other invasive aquatic plants does not require a permit. In addition, anyone cutting plants of any species must remove them. A permit is also not required for the use of biological control such as Eurasian water-milfoil weevils.

Michigan Aquatic Invasive Species Laws

Michigan Public Acts 70-74 of 2005 define the following as prohibited and restricted aquatic fish and plant species and describe the rules of possession:

Prohibited and Restricted Species

"Prohibited fish species" means any of the following or the eggs thereof:
Bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis) or a hybrid or genetically engineered variant thereof.
Bitterling (Rhodeus sericeus) or a hybrid or genetically engineered variant thereof.
Black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus) or a hybrid or genetically engineered variant thereof.
Grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idellus) or a hybrid or genetically engineered variant thereof.
Ide (Leuciscus idus) or a hybrid or genetically engineered variant thereof.
Japanese weatherfish (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus) or a hybrid or genetically engineered variant thereof.
Rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalamus) or a hybrid or genetically engineered variant thereof.
Silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) or a hybrid or genetically engineered variant thereof.
A fish of the snakehead family (family Channidae) or a genetically engineered variant thereof.
Tench (Tinca tinca) or a hybrid or genetically engineered variant thereof.

"Prohibited aquatic plant species" means any of the following or fragments or seeds thereof:
African oxygen weed (Lagarosiphon major) or a hybrid or genetically engineered variant thereof.
Brazilian elodea (Egeria densa) or a hybrid or genetically engineered variant thereof.
European frogbit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae) or a hybrid or genetically engineered variant thereof.
Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) or a hybrid or genetically engineered variant thereof.
Giant salvinia (Salvinia molesta, auriculata, biloba, or herzogii) or a hybrid or genetically engineered variant thereof.
Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata) or a hybrid or genetically engineered variant thereof.
Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) or a hybrid or genetically engineered variant thereof.
Parrot's feather (Myriophyllum aquaticum) or a hybrid or genetically engineered variant thereof.
Water chestnut (Trapa natans) or a hybrid or genetically engineered variant thereof.
Yellow flag iris (Iris pseudacorus) or a hybrid or genetically engineered variant thereof.
Yellow floating heart (Nymphoides peltata) or a hybrid or genetically engineered variant thereof.

"Restricted aquatic plant species" means any of the following or fragments or seeds thereof:
Curly leaf pondweed (Potamogeton crispus) or a hybrid or genetically engineered variant thereof.
Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) or a hybrid or genetically engineered variant thereof.
Flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus) or a hybrid or genetically engineered variant thereof.
Phragmites or common reed (Phragmites australis) or a hybrid or genetically engineered variant thereof.
Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) or a hybrid or genetically engineered variant thereof, except for cultivars developed and recognized to be sterile and approved by the director of agriculture under section 16a of the insect pest and plant disease act, 1931 PA 189, MCL 286.216a.

Rules of Possession

(1) A person shall not knowingly possess a live organism if the organism is a prohibited species or restricted species, except under 1 or more of the following circumstances:
(a) The person intends to present a specimen of the prohibited species or restricted species, for identification or similar purposes, to a person who is a certified applicator or registered applicator under part 83, to a public or private institution of higher education, or to the department or any other state, local, or federal agency with responsibility for the environment or natural resources.
( B ) The person has been presented with a specimen of a prohibited species or restricted species for identification or similar purposes under subdivision (a).
© The person possesses the prohibited species or restricted species in conjunction with otherwise lawful activity to eradicate or control the prohibited species or restricted species.
(d) If the prohibited species or restricted species is not an insect species, the possession is pursuant to a permit issued for education or research purposes by the department under section 41306. If the prohibited species or restricted species is an insect species, the possession is pursuant to a permit issued for education or research purposes by the department of agriculture under section 41306 or by the United States department of agriculture.

(2) A person described in subsection (1)( B ) or © shall notify the department (of natural resources), the department of agriculture, or the department of environmental quality if the prohibited species or restricted species was found at a location where it was not previously known to be present.

beblondie
03-02-2009, 2:05 AM
pretty good for a dullard huh?lol

BoCoMo
03-06-2009, 10:26 PM
Is there any state where the sale or possession of a snakehead's is legal?

schamus95
03-30-2009, 2:18 AM
hey are kuhlii loaches illegal to keep in queensland, Australia?

Lupin
03-30-2009, 3:21 AM
Is there any state where the sale or possession of a snakehead's is legal?
http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=212293


hey are kuhlii loaches illegal to keep in queensland, Australia?
They're legal. The only loach considered illegal is dojo loach (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus).
http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=180186

WhiteDevil
04-12-2009, 12:48 PM
Your Illinois one is combined with Indiana FYI.

The illinois ones are as follows for APPROVED species, ANY not on this list are illegal to own/possess/breed/distrubte/traffic, per ILDNR LAW. Hobby fish excluded unless released. I work with the DNR everyday and being an avid sportsman there is alot of haze that can be cleared up real easy talking face to face with them. Anything not on this list (again less hobby fish) are 100% illegal and they prosecute to the fullest( they need the $$$ THANKS BLAGO!!!)

FISH

Chestnut lamprey Ichthyomyzon castaneus
Silver lamprey Ichthyomyzon unicuspis
American brook lamprey Lampetra appendix
Shovelnose sturgeon Scaphirynchus platorynchus
Paddlefish Polyodon spathula
Spotted gar Lepisosteus oculatus
Longnose gar Lepisosteus osseus
Shortnose gar Lepisosteus platostomus
Bowfin Amia calva
American eel Anguilla rostrata
Alabama shad Alosa alabamae
Skipjack herring Alosa chrysochloris
Alewife Alosa pseudoharengus
Gizzard shad Dorosoma cepedianum
Threadfin shad Dorosoma petenense
Goldeye Hiodon alosoides
Mooneye Hiodon tergisus
Bloater Coregonus hoyi
Round whitefish Prosopium cylindraceum
*Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis
*Lake trout Salvelinus namaycush
*Brown trout Salmo trutta
*Rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss
*Coho salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch
*Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
Rainbow smelt Osmerus mordax
Central mudminnow Umbra limi
Grass pickerel Esox americanus
Northern pike Esox lucius
Muskellunge Esox masquinongy
Tiger muskellunge Esox masquinongy X lucius
Goldfish Carassius auratus
Common Carp Cyprinus carpio
Golden shiner Notemigonus crysoleucas
Creek chub Semotilus atromaculatus
Lake chub Coesius plumbeus
Hornyhead chub Nocomis biguttatus
Speckled chub Macrhybopsis aestivalis
Silver chub Macrhybopsis storeriana
Blacknose dace Rhinichthys atratulus
Longnose dace Rhinichthys cataractae
Suckermouth minnow Phenacobius mirabilis
Emerald shiner Notropis atherinoides
River shiner Notropis blennius
Ghost shiner Notropis buchanan i
Bigmouth shiner Notropis dorsalis
Spottail shiner Notropis hudsoniu s
Rosyface shiner Notropis rubellus
Silverband shiner Notropis shumardi
Sand shiner Notropis stramineus
Mimic shiner Notropis volucellus
Ribbon shiner Lythrurus fumeus
Redfin shiner Lythrurus umbratilis
Red shiner Cyprinella lutrensis
Spotfin shiner Cyprinella spiloptera
Steelcolor shiner Cyprinella whipplei
Striped shiner Luxilus chrysocephalus
Common shiner Luxilus cornutus
Silverjaw minnow Ericymba buccata
Southern redbelly dace Phoxinus erythrogaster
Silvery minnow Hybognathus nuchalis
Bluntnose minnow Pimephales notatus
Fathead minnow Pimephales promelas
Bullhead minnow Pimephales vigilax
Central stoneroller Campostoma anomalum
Largescale stoneroller Campostoma oligolepis
Blue sucker Cycleptus elongatus
Smallmouth buffalo Ictiobus bubalus
Bigmouth buffalo Ictiobus cyprinellus
Black buffalo Ictiobus niger
River carpsucker Carpiodes carpio
Quillback Carpiodes cyprinus
Highfin carpsucker Carpiodes velifer
Silver redhorse Moxostoma anisurum
Black redhorse Moxostoma duquesnei
Golden redhorse Moxostoma erythrurum
Shorthead redhorse Moxostoma macrolepidotum
Northern hog sucker Hypentelium nigricans
White sucker Catostomus commersoni
Spotted sucker Minytrema melanops
Creek chubsucker Erimyzon oblongus
Lake chubsucker Erimyzon sucetta
White catfish Ameiurus catus
Black bullhead Ameiurus melas
Yellow bullhead Ameiurus natalis
Brown bullhead Ameiurus nebulosus
Blue catfish Ictalurus furcatus
Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus
Flathead catfish Pylodictis olivaris
Mountain madtom Noturus eleutherus
Slender madtom Noturus exilis
Stonecat Noturus flavus
Tadpole madtom Noturus gyrinus
Brindled madtom Noturus miurus
Freckled madtom Noturus nocturnus
Pirate perch Aphredoderus sayanus
Trout-perch Percopsis omiscomaycus
Burbot Lota lota
Starhead topminnow Fundulus dispar
Blackstripe topminnow Fundulus notatus
Blackspotted topminnow Fundulus olivaceus
Mosquitofish Gambusia affinis
Brook silverside Labidesthes sicculus
Brook stickleback Culaea inconstans
Ninespine stickleback Pungitius pungitius
Mottled sculpin Cottus bairdi
Banded sculpin Cottus carolinae
White bass Morone chrysops
Striped bass Morone saxatilis
Hybrid striped bass hybrids of listed Morone spp .
Yellow bass Morone mississippiensis
Smallmouth bass Micropterus dolomieu
Northern Largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides salmoides
Spotted bass Micropterus punctulatus
Green sunfish Lepomis cyanellus
Pumpkinseed Lepomis gibbosus
Warmouth Lepomis gulosus
Orangespotted sunfish Lepomis humilis
Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus
Longear sunfish Lepomis megalotis
Redear sunfish Lepomis microlophus
Hybrid sunfish hybrids of listed Lepomis spp.
Rock bass Ambloplites rupestris
White crappie Pomoxis annularis
Black crappie Pomoxis nigromaculatus
Hybrid crappie hybrids of listed Pomoxis spp.
Flier Centrarchus macropterus
Sauger Stizostedion canadense
Walleye Stizostedion vitreum
Saugeye hybrids of listed Stizostedion spp.
Yellow perch Perca flavescens
Logperch Percina caprodes
Blackside darter Percina maculata
Slenderhead darter Percina phoxocephala
River darter Percina shumardi
Mud darter Etheostoma asprigene
Greenside darter Etheostoma blennioides
Rainbow darter Etheostoma caeruleum
Bluntnose darter Etheostoma chlorosomum
Fantail darter Etheostoma flabellare
Slough darter Etheostoma gracile
Stripetail darter Etheostoma kennicotti
Least darter Etheostoma microperca
Johnny darter Etheostoma nigrum
Orangethroat darter Etheostoma spectabile
Banded darter Etheostoma zonale
Freshwater drum Aplodinotus grunniens



As far as YOUR illinois list goes, I am a member of the Bowfishing Associate of Illinois, we are all over those on your list.

Angie_xx_Angie
04-12-2009, 5:40 PM
illegal fish...eh...idk

Bottomfeeder2
04-12-2009, 5:43 PM
i want a Channa bleheri :cry:

Lupin
04-12-2009, 6:29 PM
i want a Channa bleheri :cry:
Migrate to Canada (minus Ontario) or any Asian countries to be able to keep them.;)

WhiteDevil
04-12-2009, 8:01 PM
More then likely a get em while you can in canada situation right now. The DFO is watching all 36 species of snakeheads, the northern in particular. I am a sportsman and we do NOT need those things released into north american waters, it exterminates everything in the water, then turn on themselves when the food runs out.

froglover007
04-16-2009, 9:19 PM
Alberta

Bull Trout are protected and may not be collected from Alberta waters

Channel and Bullhead Catfish of all species may not EVER be kept

Koi Carp require a permit for introduction into outdoor ponds

Lake Sturgeon are protected in Alberta and may not be collected

All crayfish need permits and must be kept indoors

Bullfrogs (Huge fine!)

MudskipperFan
07-01-2009, 11:37 PM
I live in Long Beach, California and when I went to Circle Pets, they said that mudskippers are illegal. I don't believe them.
I emailed some guy at the California department of fish and game and looked through the lists of illegal animals and mudskippers weren't even on the list.













Some pet stores man, seriously.

SubRosa
07-04-2009, 9:25 AM
I used to build houses and had to deal with the local county equivalent of EPA and Dept. of Natural Resources quite frequently. Here in Maryland it is illegal to possess any indigenous wild caught species. Follow the logic now...you can catch a rockfish that is endangered in the Bay and leave it on the dock to die, but if you keep one alive in a tank or pond...you're a criminal. (Not that you'd put a fish that size in a tank, but you get the idea)

I volunteer with Save Our Streams and Trout Unlimited, and had built a brown trout hatchery that we were using to repopulate old trout streams that had been wiped out by sedimentation, (mainly from people like my kindred home builders).

Even with our best intentions and a history of decades of good works they didn't want to give us the permits. They were emphatic that absolutely no one was allowed to impound a native game fish species, and since we intended to raise fingerlings to adulthood we were bad people.

When I paid a visit to their offices one week, during our four month battle to get a permit, I was greeted in their waiting room by a new addition to their decor...a 120 gal. aquarium.

Imagine my surprise when, upon closer inspection, I could identify Small Mouth Bass, Crappie and Blue Gills all seemingly unaware that the were being held illegally. Turns out the required permit was also not affixed or displayed anywhere to be found.

Long story longer...after much attention getting discourse (me threatening lives for the B.S. that they'd put us thru) they produced a permit for their tank at the same time ours miraculously appeared.

I do enough conservation work, and enjoy the out doors enough, that I can appreciate the need for limiting knuckleheads from promulgating potential ecological disaster due to dim witted invasive species introduction to the wild. However...some of the jerks that we've empowered to keep watch are almost as bad as the idiots releasing snakeheads into the Potomac.

Whatever happened to moderation and common sense? :confused:
A Brown Trout hatchery IS an enviromental danger. They're an introduced species from Europe. Rainbows are not native east of the Mississippi River either. Both of these species cause decreases in the populations of native Brook Trout and Darters. But Brookies are alot harder to catch and don't get as big so to appease the masses they introduce these invaders. We fail to remember that alot of non-native species have been and are still being introduced by the very organizations that are supposed to protect indigenous species. It's really all about the money. The introduced fish that has and still is causing the most environmental damage worldwide is the Largemouth Bass. They're not native to the eastern U.S. or the southeastern U.S. but let's face it. They are BIG money. They are directly responsible for several extinctions, extirpations, and reclassifications to threatened status. It's pretty hypocritical of state wildlife organizations to ban something like Snakeheads as a family here in PA where only a couple of species are able to survive. It's all about protecting a cash cow.

SubRosa
07-05-2009, 3:58 PM
On further thought the Nile Perch has probably caused a greater # of extinctions than the Largemouth due to its introduction in Lake Victoria, but fortunately they haven't been introduced here.

MisaHasTheEyes
07-05-2009, 4:10 PM
Amazing to me that in AZ, blind cave tetras are banned, because "they could survive in native waters," but so can a good lot of fish sold in pet stores, like common plecos, goldfish, oscars, etc.

L021
07-14-2009, 4:27 PM
In Canada, which has the most Fresh Water in the world, only channa, carp and round gobies are illegal. Ain't life funny?

Mother Yoda
08-06-2009, 5:35 AM
(P) Candiru Catfish (family Trichomycteridae, all species)
OMG who in their right mind would want one of these? this is a parasitic fish that will swim up your urethra or any other opening it can get into Diddo!

SubRosa
08-06-2009, 7:49 AM
Humans are an opportunistic food source for these fish as they're attracted by the ammonia excreted from the gills of other fish. It just so happens that we excrete ammonia from our urethras. A friends neighbor has a larger member of the family. He feeds it large goldfish which it swims up to, darts under a gill cover and attaches to the gills to suck blood, which is the normal food of these fish. It's actually pretty interesting to watch.

Wycco
08-06-2009, 7:54 AM
Humans are an opportunistic food source for these fish as they're attracted by the ammonia excreted from the gills of other fish. It just so happens that we excrete ammonia from our urethras. A friends neighbor has a larger member

Wow what a bad place for the page break to split the sentence when talking about Candiru! ;) Of course- that has a lot to do with the size of my IE window... but still! Wow... just wow!

Sawyer
08-08-2009, 10:43 PM
Are reedfish (Erpetoichthys calabaricus) illegal in FL?

Knox_RBP
08-14-2009, 11:19 PM
Not seeing much for Tennessee in here. I know snakeheads are. It's on the TWRA site somewhere. will find link later. I have yet to find an actualm "list" of illegal fish for TN tho...

Lupin
08-16-2009, 5:54 AM
Are reedfish (Erpetoichthys calabaricus) illegal in FL?
It's not on the list.



Prohibited Fish

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

Restricted fish

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

Sawyer
09-08-2009, 3:47 AM
It's not on the list.


So does that mean ACFs aren't illegal in FL? They weren't on the list but I thought I heard somewhere that ACFs were illegal here (but apparently ADFs aren't, so I cant see why they would be)

Lupin
09-08-2009, 3:58 AM
You could have asked the person whom you heard from to confirm if ACFs are indeed illegal perhaps by showing you an updated list. Maybe ask the local agency even. ACFs are predatory species. ADFs are not.

Steverd
09-10-2009, 4:20 PM
WASHINGTON STATE

Link with photos:
http://wdfw.wa.gov/fish/ans/identify/search.php?searchby=SpeciesCategory&search=Fish


Fish
Species Name Common Name Family Classification
Amia calva Bowfin, Grinnel, or Mudfish Amiidae Prohibited
Channa argus Northern snakehead Channidae Prohibited
Pygocentrus nattereri Red-Bellied piranha Characidae Prohibited
Rooseveltiella nattereri Red piranha Characidae Prohibited
Serrasalmus rhombeus Black piranha Characidae Prohibited
Clarias batrachus Walking catfish Clariidae Prohibited
Clarias meladerma Blackskin catfish Clariidae Prohibited
Pimephales promelas Fathead minnow Cyprinidae Prohibited
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis Bighead carp Cyprinidae Prohibited
Mylopharyngodon piceus Black carp Cyprinidae Prohibited
Ctenopharyngodon idella Grass carp Cyprinidae Prohibited
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix Silver carp Cyprinidae Prohibited
Leuciscus idus - Golden Golden Orfe Cyprinidae Prohibited
Leuciscus idus - Silver Silver Orfe Cyprinidae Prohibited
Scardinius erythropthalmus Rudd Cyprinidae Prohibited
Neogobius melanostomus Round goby Gobiidae Prohibited
Esox lucius Northern pike Escocidae Prohibited
Lepisosteus osseus Longnose Gar Lepisosteidae Prohibited
Atractosteus spatula Alligator Gar Lepisosteidae Prohibited

Crustaceans
Species Name Common Name Family Classification
Cercopagis pengoi Fishhook waterflea Cercopagidae Prohibited
Bythotrephes cederstroemi Spiny waterflea Cercopagidae Prohibited
Eriocheir sinensis Chinese mitten crab Grapsidae Prohibited
Procambarus clarkii Red swamp crawfish Cambaridae Prohibited
Orconectes rusticus Rusty crayfish Cambaridae Prohibited
Euastacus armatus Murray crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Euastacus bispinosis Glenelg crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Euastacus kershawi Gippsland crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Euastacus setosus Spiny crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Euastacus spinifer Spiny crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Euastacus sulcatus Lamington Spiny crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Euastacus valentulus Spiny crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Euastacus woriwuru Spiny crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Euastacus yarraensis Yarra crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Astacopis gouldi Giant Tasmanian crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Astacopis tricornus Spiny crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Engaeus affinis Land Yabby Parastacidae Prohibited
Engaeus australis Lilly Pilly Crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Engaeus cisternarius Land Yabby Parastacidae Prohibited
Engaeus cunicularius Land Yabby Parastacidae Prohibited
Engaeus fosser Land Yabby Parastacidae Prohibited
Engaeus mairener Land Yabby Parastacidae Prohibited
Engaeus martigener Furneaux Burrowing crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Engaeus orramkunna Mt. Arthur Burrowing crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Engaeus quadrimanus Mernda Land Yabby Parastacidae Prohibited
Engaeus spinicaudatus Scottsdale Burrowing crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Engaeus victoriensis Croydon Burrowing crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Engaeus yabbimunna Burnie Burrowing crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Geocharax falcata Land Yabby Parastacidae Prohibited
Parastacoides tasmanicus tasmanicus Land Yabby Parastacidae Prohibited
Cherax albidus Yabby Parastacidae Prohibited
Cherax depressus Orange fingered Yabby Parastacidae Prohibited
Cherax destructor Orange fingered Yabby Parastacidae Prohibited
Cherax preissii Yabby Parastacidae Prohibited
Cherax quadricarinatus Redclaw Yabby Parastacidae Prohibited
Cherax rotundus setotus Yabby Parastacidae Prohibited
Carcinus maenas European Green crab Portunidae Prohibited
Sphaeroma quoyanum Burrowing isopod Spheromatidae Prohibited
Gammarella berringar Melitidae Regulated
Tetraclitella purpurascens Tetraclitidae Regulated
Cyclograpsus granulosus Rough Shore crab Grapsidae Regulated
Petrocheles australiensis Australian Porcelain crab Porcellanidae Regulated
Biffarius arenosus Sand Ghost shrimp Callianassidae Regulated
Paguristes frontalis Common Hermit crab Diogenidae Regulated
Mesanthura astelia Patterned Anthurid Anthuridae Regulated
Jasus novaehollandiae Southern Rock lobster Panuliridae Regulated
Alpheus euphrosyne Green Snapping shrimp Alpheidae Regulated
Nebalia sp Sea flea Leptostraca Regulated

fong528
09-24-2009, 10:10 PM
I have an Arowana in Asia and I was just curious why it is illegal in the US. It's a very cool fish to have and they also symbolize luck for a lot of chinese businessman in Asia.

fong528

SubRosa
09-25-2009, 7:44 AM
Because the US Fish and Wildlife Service is too lazy to make a determination as to whether an Arowana is captive bred or not. Under CITES and USFWS' own website it's legal to import captive bred Appendix I animals. They just won't issue permits.

fong528
10-03-2009, 11:40 PM
Ok, thanks for that input. But I heard that the silver Aruwanas are legal in the US? I am not so sure but confuse!

fong47

TechAquaria
10-04-2009, 2:12 AM
In Canada, which has the most Fresh Water in the world, only channa, carp and round gobies are illegal. Ain't life funny?

Wow, if I was a fish, I SURELY would not winter in Canada. I heard that even if they get loose, in the wild, in Canada, they all go south to California and Florida for the winter! They like it so much, they just never return! :cool:

Regards (with a chuckle),
TA

SubRosa
10-04-2009, 8:04 AM
Silver, Black, Jardine's, Leichardt's and African Arowanas are all legal with no permits required, at least at the federal level. Check the laws of your state to see if there are any laws against them at that level.

fong528
10-08-2009, 12:55 PM
Hey, thanks for that input . I will definitely check my state.

Lophilia
12-02-2009, 9:22 PM
Which fish are illegal in Guam?

Thanks for any replies. Please include a source if possible. I will post the list if I find it first.

BreezeRuehls
12-02-2009, 9:41 PM
Hawaii

All I can find..... Go figure.





Alligators http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/images/pq_catfish.jpg
Bearded dragon lizards
Bees (alive or dead)
Bulbuls
Coconut crabs
Electric catfishes
Ferrets
Gerbils
Geckos
Hamsters
Hermit crabs
Land snails
Lion fishes http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/images/pq_toucan.jpg
Lories
Monk parakeets
Piranhas
Snakes
Snapping turtles
Toucans

BreezeRuehls
12-02-2009, 9:42 PM
http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/pi/pq/animal

elpulgarverde
12-05-2009, 8:59 AM
7. PROHIBITED SPECIES: These species and their viable eggs are detrimental to other fish and habitat in
Colorado. Unless authorized in writing by DOW for controlled and experimental purposes only, it is illegal to
export, import, transport, stock, sell, acquire and possess for release these species: piranha; trahira; gar (all
species); snakeheads or murrels; sticklebacks; walking catfish; tilapia; bowfins; rudd; zebra mussels; quagga
mussels; New Zealand mud snail; Eurasian ruffe; white perch; rusty crayfish; carp (silver, Indian, bighead,
giant barb, mrigal, largescale sliver, rohu, black and mahseers); Asian swamp eel; green frog and gobies..

Pretty short list. I work a lot with the DOW, so I'll check and see if there's a more comprehensive list. BTW, I've seen Piranha in pet stores here.

dk15
01-20-2010, 7:03 PM
im sad to say that here in my country. those banned fishes are still being sold. and no one really seems to care about those banned fishes. because they just keep restocking in the stores.

austinpetemo
02-15-2010, 9:35 PM
im doing the same thing as you for a nursing home. but it wont let me post a new thread.....

Bio123
03-26-2010, 5:17 PM
@ Buggieboy:


Freshwater Eels, Family Anguilliidae
All species except American Eel, Anguilla rostrata

Freshwater eels can't be banned because they are found in chain pet shops (ie: fire,peacock,and tiretrack eels are found in Petco and Petsmart.)

SubRosa
03-26-2010, 6:44 PM
@ Buggieboy:



Freshwater eels can't be banned because they are found in chain pet shops (ie: fire,peacock,and tiretrack eels are found in Petco and Petsmart.)The fish you mentioned are members of the family Mastacembelidae and aren't eels at all.

Bio123
03-26-2010, 11:06 PM
Oh, that makes sense.:duh: I was wondering why chain stores sold them. :o

Certified
05-20-2010, 4:50 AM
All specie of piranha are banned here in philippines..but there are some you can find on the black market like Pygocentrus Nattareri and Serasalmus Sanchezi and Serasalmus Rhombeus Pygocentrus Piraya is difficult to find.
Snakeheads arent banned in here:swear:

Rob24
06-16-2010, 4:29 PM
Not the list I was expecting. Hard to understand. Nothing really talks about the aquarium side of things. Just one little blurb on the bottom. Some one care to translate all the legal mumbo jumbo?

http://dnr.wi.gov/invasives/animals.asp?filterBy=Classification

JamesBetts
06-20-2010, 1:36 AM
Your Parachanna obscura or Channa spp "Snakehead" Oh yeah definitely illegal!!! Hope this is what your after. The following is for Victoria other states would have simmular.

Potentially noxious species can include fish, and other aquatic plants and animals. Victoria has listed a number of species and genera as noxious under Section 75 of the Fisheries Act 1995.
By declaring a particular species as noxious, the Victorian Government applies regulations to control the use and potential spread of such animals.

Once declared as noxious, people must not bring these species into the state, nor take, hatch, keep, possess, sell, transport, put into any container or release into protected waters any declared noxious aquatic species (unless otherwise authorised by permit). A number of offences have been created relating to noxious aquatic species in Victoria.

Scientific Names Common Names

Acanthogobius flavimanus - Yellowfin goby
Acestrorhynchus microlepis - Pike characin
Alfaro cultratus -
Amia calva - Bowfin
Anabas testudineus - Climbing perch
Anaspidoglanis macrostoma - Flatnose catfish
Apeltes quadracus - Fourspine stickleback
Asterias amurensis - Northern Pacific seastar
Atractosteus spp - Alligator gar
Bagrus ubangensis - Ubangi shovelnose catfish
Belonesox belizanus - Pike minnow, pike killifish
Boulengerella maculata - Spotted pike-characin
Boulengerochromis microleps - Giant cichlid
Bryconops affinis - Orangefin tetra
Bryconops melanurus-
Catlocarpio siamensis- Giant barb
Caulerpa taxifolia - Aquarium caulerpa
Crenicichla dorsocellata- Eye-spot pike cichlid
Centrarchidae family - Bass, sunfish
Centropomus spp - Snooks
Chaca chaca - Squarehead catfish
Channa spp - Snakehead
Cherax cainii - Red claw crayfish
Cherax tenuimanus - Hairy marron
Cichlasoma urophthalmus - Mexican mojarra
Cirrhinus cirrhosus - Mrigal
Citharinidae, Ichthyborinae subfamily - African pike-characin, tubenose poacher, fin eater
Clarias spp - Walking catfish
Colossoma spp -Tambaqui
Crenicichla lacustrus-
Crenicichla lepidotai - Pike cichlid
Crenicichla notophthalmus-
Crenicichla saxatilis - Ringtail pike cichlid
Ctenopharyngodon idella - Grass carp
Ctenopoma kingsleyae - Silverbelly centopoma
Ctenopoma ocellatum - Eyespot ctenopoma
Ctenopoma weeksii - Mottled ctenopoma
Culaea inconstans - Brook stickleback
Cyprinus carpio - European carp
Dianema longibarbis - Porthole catfish
Dormitator lebretonis - Sleeper
Elassoma spp - Sunfish
Electrophorus electricus - Electric eel
Erythrinus spp - Trahira
Esox spp - Pikes
Fundulus chrysotus - Golden topminnow
Gibelion catla - Catla
Gambusia spp - Mosquitofish
Gasterosteus aculeatus - Three-spined stickleback
Gymnarchus niloticus - Aba aba
Hemichromis fasciatus -Banded jewelfish
Hepsetus odoe - African pike
Herichthys cyanoguttatus- Rio Grande cichlid
Heterandria bimaculata - Twospot livebearer
Heteropneustes fossilis - Stinging catfish
Hollandichthys multifascia-
Hoplerythrinus spp-
Hoplias spp - Trahira
Hydrocynus spp - Pike characin, Giant tigerfish
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix- Silver carp
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis - Bighead carp
Irvineia voltae - Butterfish
Knodus savannensis-
Labeo calbasu - Orange-fin labeo
Labeo rohita - Rohu
Lates microlepis - Forktail lates
Lates niloticus - Nile perch
Lebiasina bimaculata - Twospot lebiasina
Lepisosteus spp - Gar
Leptolebias aureoguttatus-
Leptolebias marmoratusi - Marbled pearlfish
Leptolebias minimus - Barredtail pearlfish
Leptolebias opalescens - Opal pearlfish
Leptolebias splendens - Splendid pearlfish
Malapterurus spp -
Microctenopoma ans

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phantom1bc
08-22-2010, 6:07 AM
WASHINGTON STATE

Link with photos:
http://wdfw.wa.gov/fish/ans/identify/search.php?searchby=SpeciesCategory&search=Fish


Fish
Species Name Common Name Family Classification
Amia calva Bowfin, Grinnel, or Mudfish Amiidae Prohibited
Channa argus Northern snakehead Channidae Prohibited
Pygocentrus nattereri Red-Bellied piranha Characidae Prohibited
Rooseveltiella nattereri Red piranha Characidae Prohibited
Serrasalmus rhombeus Black piranha Characidae Prohibited
Clarias batrachus Walking catfish Clariidae Prohibited
Clarias meladerma Blackskin catfish Clariidae Prohibited
Pimephales promelas Fathead minnow Cyprinidae Prohibited
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis Bighead carp Cyprinidae Prohibited
Mylopharyngodon piceus Black carp Cyprinidae Prohibited
Ctenopharyngodon idella Grass carp Cyprinidae Prohibited
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix Silver carp Cyprinidae Prohibited
Leuciscus idus - Golden Golden Orfe Cyprinidae Prohibited
Leuciscus idus - Silver Silver Orfe Cyprinidae Prohibited
Scardinius erythropthalmus Rudd Cyprinidae Prohibited
Neogobius melanostomus Round goby Gobiidae Prohibited
Esox lucius Northern pike Escocidae Prohibited
Lepisosteus osseus Longnose Gar Lepisosteidae Prohibited
Atractosteus spatula Alligator Gar Lepisosteidae Prohibited

Crustaceans
Species Name Common Name Family Classification
Cercopagis pengoi Fishhook waterflea Cercopagidae Prohibited
Bythotrephes cederstroemi Spiny waterflea Cercopagidae Prohibited
Eriocheir sinensis Chinese mitten crab Grapsidae Prohibited
Procambarus clarkii Red swamp crawfish Cambaridae Prohibited
Orconectes rusticus Rusty crayfish Cambaridae Prohibited
Euastacus armatus Murray crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Euastacus bispinosis Glenelg crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Euastacus kershawi Gippsland crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Euastacus setosus Spiny crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Euastacus spinifer Spiny crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Euastacus sulcatus Lamington Spiny crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Euastacus valentulus Spiny crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Euastacus woriwuru Spiny crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Euastacus yarraensis Yarra crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Astacopis gouldi Giant Tasmanian crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Astacopis tricornus Spiny crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Engaeus affinis Land Yabby Parastacidae Prohibited
Engaeus australis Lilly Pilly Crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Engaeus cisternarius Land Yabby Parastacidae Prohibited
Engaeus cunicularius Land Yabby Parastacidae Prohibited
Engaeus fosser Land Yabby Parastacidae Prohibited
Engaeus mairener Land Yabby Parastacidae Prohibited
Engaeus martigener Furneaux Burrowing crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Engaeus orramkunna Mt. Arthur Burrowing crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Engaeus quadrimanus Mernda Land Yabby Parastacidae Prohibited
Engaeus spinicaudatus Scottsdale Burrowing crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Engaeus victoriensis Croydon Burrowing crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Engaeus yabbimunna Burnie Burrowing crayfish Parastacidae Prohibited
Geocharax falcata Land Yabby Parastacidae Prohibited
Parastacoides tasmanicus tasmanicus Land Yabby Parastacidae Prohibited
Cherax albidus Yabby Parastacidae Prohibited
Cherax depressus Orange fingered Yabby Parastacidae Prohibited
Cherax destructor Orange fingered Yabby Parastacidae Prohibited
Cherax preissii Yabby Parastacidae Prohibited
Cherax quadricarinatus Redclaw Yabby Parastacidae Prohibited
Cherax rotundus setotus Yabby Parastacidae Prohibited
Carcinus maenas European Green crab Portunidae Prohibited
Sphaeroma quoyanum Burrowing isopod Spheromatidae Prohibited
Gammarella berringar Melitidae Regulated
Tetraclitella purpurascens Tetraclitidae Regulated
Cyclograpsus granulosus Rough Shore crab Grapsidae Regulated
Petrocheles australiensis Australian Porcelain crab Porcellanidae Regulated
Biffarius arenosus Sand Ghost shrimp Callianassidae Regulated
Paguristes frontalis Common Hermit crab Diogenidae Regulated
Mesanthura astelia Patterned Anthurid Anthuridae Regulated
Jasus novaehollandiae Southern Rock lobster Panuliridae Regulated
Alpheus euphrosyne Green Snapping shrimp Alpheidae Regulated
Nebalia sp Sea flea Leptostraca Regulated

updated link
http://wdfw.wa.gov/ais/search.php?id=5

SpitRhyma
10-03-2010, 6:09 PM
California:
Pirahnas are illegal to Buy/Sell within the state.

I do believe that if you move into california with an existing pet pirahna, you're OK. Same rule applies to Ferrets as well...


Go Figure!

They sell Silver Arowanas for $12 here in California (Tats Tropical Ventura) -- are those native to California or something? I've also seen them at Pet House and a few other random walk-ins I don't remember...

They should be banned unless you can somehow prove you have a swimming pool or bigger to dedicate to them. People need to stop sticking big fish in small tanks. It's retarded!

It's like "hey look at my encarcerated pet fish".

At least some pets can come out of their cage...

sorberj
10-03-2010, 6:21 PM
Arrowanas aren't Pirahana, and most of these lists are designed to prevent invasions of non-native species into the environment of the state. If they were humane treatment lists, you'd never see Pacu in any store and you'd have to have a license to buy a goldfish.

MickRC
01-09-2011, 8:15 PM
Possession of any species of snakehead or any endangered animal/plant is prohibited. Release of any live animal, plant, viable eggs, sperm, gametes, or seeds from an aquarium into the wild is prohibited.

Legal possession of live native game fish or nongame fish is determined by the current regulations of the Fish & Game.

Fresh_Water89
02-11-2011, 10:52 AM
Anyone know what's illegal for utah?

dbosman
02-11-2011, 4:33 PM
Anyone know what's illegal for utah?

Page 17 and 18 of this document seems to be current.
http://wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks/zoological_animals/zoological_animals.pdf

Fresh_Water89
02-11-2011, 8:06 PM
Page 17 and 18 of this document seems to be current.
http://wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks/zoological_animals/zoological_animals.pdf

thanks much!

and does anyone know why killifish would be on a banned list? I've seen them at several stores here, including a major chain once.

Sunburnt
03-24-2011, 6:09 PM
In North Carolina, it is unlawful to transport, purchase, possess or sell any live individuals
of piranha, “walking catfish” (Clarias batrachus), snakehead
fish (from the Family Channidae, formerly Ophiocephalidae),
white amur or “grass carp” (Ctenopharyngodon idella), black carp
(Mylopharyngodon piceus), swamp eel (Monopterus albus), red
shiner (Cyprinella lutrensis) rudd (Scardinius erythropthalomus),
round goby (Neogobius melanostomus), tubenose goby (Proterorhinus
marmoratus), ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernuus), Japanese
mystery snail (Cipangopaludina japonica), Chinese mystery snail
(Cipantopaludina chinensis malleata), red-rim melania (Melanoides tuberculatus).

Is there an updated list of fish for NC?

fishndude
03-28-2011, 11:52 AM
Thanks this list is a big help.

Zenobia
06-15-2011, 8:36 PM
very useful! some fish's name i never head before.

fishndude
08-03-2011, 11:42 AM
Thanks I really needed that info on flordia

nitrogen15
04-19-2012, 1:36 AM
Saskatchewan



Northern snakehead



Channeled applesnail


Facet snail


Rusty crayfish


Freshwater jellyfish


Conrad's false mussel


Quagga mussel


New Zealand mud snail



Asian clam



Zebra mussel


Asian tapeworm



Spiny water flea



Fishhook water flea


Silver carp


Round goby


Chinese mitten crab




http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2011/09/08/sk-fish-ban-saskatchewan-1109.html

jrskater1999
06-16-2012, 7:47 PM
TEXAS -- Surprisingly, this conservative state, not known for rampant environmentalism, has quite possibly the most extensive list of prohibited FW species I've ever seen, makes California's regulations seem laissez-faire in comparison.


QUOTE
Lampreys, Family Petromyzontidae
All species except Chestnut Lamprey, Ichthyomyzon castaneus and Southern Brook Lamprey, I. gagei

Freshwater Stingrays, Family Potamotrygonidae
All species

Arapaima, Family Osteoglossidae
Arapaima gigas

Dourados, Family Characidae, Subfamily Bryconinae
All species of genus Salminus

Rhaphiodontid Characoids, Family Characidae, Subfamily Rhaphiodontinae
All species of genera Hydrolycus and Rhaphiodon (synonymous with Cynodon)

South American Pike Characoids, Families Characidae and Ctenolucidae
All species of genera Acestrorhynchus, Ctenolucius (Boulengerella) and Luciocharax (Hydrocinus)

African Pike Characoids, Families Hepsetidae and Ichthyboridae
All species

South American Tiger Fishes, Family Erythrinidae
All species

African Tiger Fishes, Family Alestidae, Subfamily Hydrocyninae
All species

Piranhas and Pirambebas, Family Serrasalmidae, Subfamily Serrasalminae
All species

Freshwater Eels, Family Anguilliidae
All species except American Eel, Anguilla rostrata

Swamp Eels, Rice Eels or One-Gilled Eel, Family Synbranchidae
All species

Electric Eel, Family Electrophoridae
Electrophorus electricus

Carps, Family Cyprinidae
All species and hybrids of species of genera Ctenopharyngodon (Grass Carp), Mylopharyngodon (Black Carp), Aristichthys (Bighead Carp), Hypophthalmichthys (Silver Carp), Cirrhina (Mud Carp and relatives) and Thynnichthys (Sandhkol and other Thynnichthyid Carp)

Rudd and Roach, Family Cyprinidae
All species of genera Scardinius and Rutilus

Old World Breams, Family Cyprinidae
All species of genera Abramis, Blicca, Megalobrama and Parabramis

Old World Chubs, Ide, and Dace, Family Cyprinidae
All species of the genus Leuciscus

Asps and Yellowcheek, Family Cyprinidae
All species of the genera Aspius, Pseudaspius, Aspiolucius and Elopichthys

Giant Barbs, Mahseers, and Catla, Family Cyprinidae
All species of the genera Tor and Catla and the species Barbus tor (synonymous with Barbus hexagoniolepis)

Walking Catfishes, Family Clariidae
All species

Electric Catfishes, Family Malapteruridae
All species

South American Parasitic Catfishes, Family Trichomycteridae, Subfamilies Stegophilinae and Vandelliinae
All species

Whale Catfishes, Family Cetopsidae
All species

Airsac Catfishes, Family Heteropneustidae
All species of genus Heteropneustes

Pike Killifish, Family Poeciliidae
Belonesox belizanus

Marine Stonefishes, Family Synanceiidae
All species

Tilapia, Family Cichlidae
All species of genus Tilapia (including Sarotherodon and Oreochromis)

Snakeheads, Family Channidae
All species

Asian Pikeheads, Family Luciocephalidae
All species

Old World Pike-Perches, Family Percidae
All species of the genus Stizostedion except Walleye, Stizostedion vitreum and Sauger, S. canadense

Ruff, Family Percidae
All species of genus Gymnocephalus

Nile Perch, Family Centropomidae
All species of genera Lates and Luciolates

Seatrouts and Corvinas, Family Sciaenidae
All species of genus Cynoscion except Spotted Seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus; Silver Seatrout, C. nothus and Sand Seatrout, C. arenarius


Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website:

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fish/infish/re...e/exotics.phtml

LOL. It may have been more expedient for Texas to merely list the allowed species and provide that all unlisted species are illegal.

About the freshwater eels. Are peacocks included because they sell them at petsmart and my friend had one


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SubRosa
06-16-2012, 8:17 PM
Peacock Eels aren't eels.

GS1981
06-29-2012, 12:35 PM
Thank god i live in England :)

To3kn33
06-30-2012, 3:45 AM
Thank god i live in England :)

+1


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bigdatty
09-09-2012, 4:13 PM
http://hawaii.gov/hdoa/admin-rules/subtitle-6-division-of-plant-industry/AR-71P.pdf/at_download/file

Arizona Discus
06-22-2013, 12:03 PM
Hey guys, We were having such a tough time researching all of the illegal species for each state and once we found it all we decided to share. So here ya go.... Links to each states prohibited species list : http://www.spiritsoftheamazon.com/Prohibited_List_By_State.php

tilapiagal
08-21-2013, 7:03 PM
Texas: Invasive, Prohibited and Exotic Species
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/species/exotic/prohibited_aquatic.phtml

henningc
09-28-2013, 2:09 PM
Missouri - List not complete

Marble Crayfish
Rusty Crayfish
Grass carp
Zebra Muscles