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    The section below (Item c) is the only list that would be considered prohibited in Idaho at this time. This list is the following IDAPA rule section.




    No person shall import, export, transport into or cause to be transported within, release or sell within the state of Idaho any living wildlife including wildlife eggs without having first obtained a permit from, and on a form prescribed by, the Director of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. However, no permit shall be issued by the Director for such importation, transportation or release or sale if the wildlife or eggs thereof would pose a threat to wildlife in the state of Idaho either through threat of disease, genetic contamination or displacement of, or competition with existing species and provided that: (3-23-94)

    01. Import, Export, Transport, or Sell Restrictions. No permit shall be required from the Department of Fish and Game to import, export, transport or sell the following: (3-23-94)

    a. Animals or their eggs normally considered to be of agricultural or domestic types currently common to Idaho which shall not include any wildlife. (3-23-94)

    b. Mammals classified as furbearers by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission, and that are to be used for purposes provided for in Chapter 30 of Title 25, Idaho Code. (3-23-94)

    c. Ornamental or tropical aquarium fish of varieties commonly accepted for interstate shipment, but not including green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris), white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus), walking catfish (family Claridae), bowfin (Amia calva), gar (family Lepiostidae), piranhas (Serrasalmus sp., Rosseveltiella sp. Pygocentrus sp.), rudd (Scardinus erythropthalmus), Ide (Leuciscus idus), grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella), and snakeheads or china fish (Channa sp.). (3-23-94)

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    Aquaculture, transportation, stocking, importation and/or possession of aquatic life is controlled under state code and a permit program.

    Species prohibited for use as bait include the following:
    -rusty crayfish
    -river ruffe
    -round goby
    -tube nose goby
    Any species that does not appear on the Aquatic Life Approved Species List is illegal to raise, transport, stock, import or possess without permission of the DNR Director. For such exotic species, an aquaculture permit combined with a Letter of Authorization to Import/Possess is required. Persons requesting to rear a species not on the List must have their facilities inspected to see if they meet the criteria set by the Aquaculture Advisory Committee. Permits are granted on a case by case basis.

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    312 IAC 9-6-7 Exotic fish

    Authority: IC 14-22-2-6

    Illegal fish possession (312 IAC 9-6-7)

    Prohibits importation, possession, or release into public or private waters of specified live fish. As of December 1, 2002, an emergency rule was enacted to prohibit use of:
    exotic catfish (Clariidae),
    bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis),
    black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus),
    silver carp (Hypophthalmichtys molitrix),
    white perch (Morone americana),
    snakehead fish (Channidae),
    rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus),
    ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernuus),
    round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) or
    tubenose goby (Proterorhinus marmoratus ).
    An aquaculture permit may be provided for medical, educational or scientific research purposes. The Natural Resources Commission adopted a permanent rule to cover these species in 2003.

    taxa: live walking catfish, round goby, rudd, tubnose goby, ruffe, bighead carp, black carp, silver carp, white perch, snakehead fish or hybrids thereof.

    uses: import, possess, propagate, buy, sell, barter, trade, transfer, loan or release into public or private waters

    exempts: holders of an aquaculture permit for medical, educational, or scientific research properly accredited zoological park as defined in 312 IAC 9-6-8(i) during interstate shipment conditions: must comply with federally listed injurious species in Lacey Act (18 USC 42) and 50 CFR 16

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    It is illegal to possess, introduce, purchase, sell or transport aquatic invasive species.

    Bighead carp, silver carp, Eurasian watermilfoil, zebra mussels and other nonnative aquatic species threaten Iowa waters. These aquatic invaders do not occur naturally in our lakes and rivers. When transplanted into them, these exotic species can cause ecological and economic harm by displacing native plants and animals, damaging water resources, and interfering with waterbased recreation, including fishing.

    The good news is that most of Iowa waters are not infested with aquatic nuisance species. The main way these invasive species spread between waterbodies is by hitching a ride with anglers, boaters and other water recreationists on boats and equipment, on aquatic plants, and in water. If you leave a waterbody without taking precautions, you may be spreading the invasive species from one waterbody to another.

    Fortunately, there are a few simple actions you can take to prevent their spread:

    * Inspect your boat, trailer, and equipment and remove any visible plants, animals, or mud before leaving a waterbody.
    * Drain water from your boat, motor, live well and bilge before leaving a waterbody.
    * Dispose of unwanted bait in the trash. Never release fish, animals or plants into a waterbody unless they came from that waterbody.
    * Rinse or dry your boat, trailer, and fishing equipment to remove or kill species that were not visible when you left a waterbody. Before transporting to another waterbody, rinse with high pressure and/or hot (104 degrees) water or dry for at least five days.
    * Learn to identify aquatic nuisance species and report any suspected sightings to the nearest DNR fisheries station.

    Aquatic Nuisance Species Laws
    It is illegal for anglers to possess, introduce, purchase, sell, or transport aquatic invasive species in Iowa except when a species is being removed from watercraft and equipment, is caught and immediately killed or returned to the water from which it came, or is being transported in a sealed container for identification purposes. It is also illegal to introduce any live fish, except for hooked bait, into public waters.

    Nuisance Species
    Zebra Mussel Purple Loosestrife Carp Spiny Water Flea Goldfish
    Round Goby Eurasian Watermilfoil Ruffe Rudd Daphnia lumholzi


    What are nuisance species?

    "Nuisance" species- those organisms that are introduced into habitats where they are not native- are severe world-wide agents of habitat alteration and degradation. They are a major cause of loss in biological diversity, and are often considered "biological pollutants."

    Why are nuisance species a concern?

    Introducing nuisance species accidentally or intentionally is risky business. Freed from the predators, parasites, pathogens, and competitors that have kept their numbers in check in their native habitats, these species, when introduced into new habitats, often overrun their new home and crowd out the previous, native occupants. When the new habitat provides a favorable environment and enough food, the populations of the exotics will explode. Once established, these species can rarely be eliminated.

    Where do nuisance species come from?

    Most species introductions are the work of humans. Some introductions, such as that of the Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio) and purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), are intentional and do unexpected damage. But many exotic introductions are accidental. The species are carried in on animals, vehicles, ships, commercial goods, produce, and even clothing. Some species introductions are ecologically harmless and some are even beneficial. However, other species introductions are harmful to recreation and ecosystems. They have even caused the extinction of some native species- especially those of confined habitats such as islands and aquatic ecosystems.

    Are all introduced species bad?

    No, they aren't all bad. There are also several non-native species in Iowa waters that are not harmful to native species. In fact, some of them are stocked as popular game fishes. These non-invasive species include:

    * Rainbow Trout
    * Brown Trout
    * Spotted Bass
    * Redear Sunfish
    * "Wipers"--a hybrid cross of White Bass and Striped Bass
    * Tiger Musky--a hybrid cross of Northern Pike and Muskellunge

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    Controlled under state code and permit program.

    Prohibited species include the following:
    -walking catfish (Clarias batachus)
    -silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix)
    -bighead carp (Aristichthys nobilis)
    Any live member of the fish and the bird species listed in subsection (1) and possessed prior to February 1, 1978 may be retained in possession, in close confinement, by making application to the secretary stating the circumstances, location and other information by which the animal came into possession. The manner in which the specimen is to be used shall be identified in the application.

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    301 KAR 1:122. Importation, possession; live fish.

    RELATES TO: KRS 150.025, 150.175, 150.180, 150.190


    NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 150.025 authorizes the department to promulgate administrative regulations regarding the taking of wildlife to carry out the purposes of KRS Chapter 150, including the protection and conservation of wildlife. This administrative establishes the species of aquatic life which are prohibited in the Commonwealth.

    Section 1. No live fish, live minnow or live bait organisms, including a reproductive part thereof, not native or established in Kentucky waters shall be bought, sold, possessed, imported, used or released into the waters of this Commonwealth, except as specified in Sections 2 and 4 of this administrative regulation.

    Section 2. Exceptions. (1) Aquarium species except those in Section 3 of this administrative regulation may be imported, sold, or possessed in aquaria, but shall not be released directly or indirectly into the waters of this Commonwealth.

    (2) Triploid (sterile) grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) may be imported, sold, or possessed provided the proper permit is obtained as provided in 301 KAR 1:171.

    (3) Diploid (fertile) grass carp may be imported and possessed only by certified propagators for the exclusive purpose of producing triploid grass carp.

    (4) Other nonnative fishes may be imported, possessed, and sold with the approval of the Division of Fisheries.

    Section 3. The following live aquatic organism shall not be imported, sold, or possessed in aquaria:

    (1) Subfamily Serrasalmoniae - piranha, piraya, pirae, or tiger characins.

    (2) Astyanax ficiatus mexicanus - Mexican banded tetra, Mexican minnow or Mexican tetra.

    (3) Petromyzon marinum - sea lamprey.

    (4) Genus Clarias - walking catfish.

    (5) Genus Ophicaphalus or Channa - snakeheads of Asia and Africa.

    (6) Dreissena polymorpha - zebra mussel.

    Section 4. Commissioner Approval. The commissioner may permit the importation of a banned aquatic species if the applicant demonstrates that the species shall be used for legitimate scientific or educational purposes. (KFWR-F-LF1-1; 1 Ky.R. 346; eff. 2-5-75; Am. 8 Ky.R. 1154; eff. 6-2-82; 12 Ky.R. 1356; eff. 3-4-86; 16 Ky.R. 377; eff. 11-4-89; 17 Ky.R. 1796; eff. 12-19-90; 29 Ky.R. 514; eff. 10-9-2002.)

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    §319. Exotic fish; importation, sale, and possession of certain exotic species prohibited; permit required; penalty

    A. No person, firm, or corporation shall at any time possess, sell, or cause to be transported into this state by any other person, firm, or corporation, without first obtaining the written permission of the secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, any of the following species of fish: freshwater electric eel (Electrophorus sp.); rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus); all members of the families Synbranchidae (Asian swamp eels); Channidae (snakeheads); Clariidae (walking catfishes); Trichomycteridae (pencil catfishes); all species of tilapia, and carp, except koi or common carp (Cyprinus carpio) and goldfish (Carassius auratus). Any fish which requires a permit under the provisions of this Subsection shall not be returned to the water if taken from state waters, and any such fish may be possessed only by properly permitted people or if the fish is dead.

    B. All permits granted under the provisions hereof shall be on an annual basis except for permits issued for triploid grass carp possession and transportation for aquatic plant control. All requests for such permission shall indicate the source, number, and destination of the species named therein.

    C. The provisions contained herein shall be enforced by the commission, and its decision in the granting or denial of the permission referred to herein shall be final.

    D. No person shall have in possession or sell in this state a piranha or Rio Grande Cichlid; except that, piranha may be possessed and displayed at the Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Institute, New Orleans, as authorized by a special permit issued by the department, under conditions the department deems necessary to prevent their introduction into waters of the state. Neither the permit nor the conditions and requirements thereof shall be required to be adopted pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act.

    E. Violation of any of the provisions of this Section constitutes a class four violation.

    Acts 1974, No. 223, §1. Amended by Acts 1981, No. 837, §3; Acts 1981, No. 838, §1; Acts 1982, No. 94, §1; Acts 1988, No. 939, §1, eff. July 26, 1988; Acts 1990, No. 695, §1, eff. July 20, 1990; Acts 1992, No. 528, §1, eff. June 29, 1992; Acts 1995, No. 1142, §1; Acts 2003, No. 91, §1, eff. May 28, 2003.

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    Please note: Maine does NOT have a Restricted Species list. This was confirmed by emails from:

    Wendy Bolduc
    Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
    Information Center

    Susan Zayac
    Maine Warden Service

    What the State of Maine DOES have is an Unrestricted Fish and Wildlife Species list. If a fish is not included on this list then you cannot legally possess that fish in the State of Maine.

    Link to complete Unrestricted Fish and Wildlife Species list for Maine


    Listed Species: The following species of wildlife, including tropical fish, aquatics and invertebrates do not require an importation permit, and can be traded by commercial pet shops, pursuant to Title 12 MRSA 7237, and 7377 and Regulations Chapter 2.3 and 7.60: ?Acceptable species of tropical fish and wildlife that may be imported without an importation permit shall be designated by the Commissioner, a list of which shall be maintained and made available by the Department. The acceptability of such species to be imported or possessed shall be based on an informed determination by the Commissioner that the species will not cause an unreasonable risk to indigenous species, or their habitats, or pose other dangers to the natural community, in captivity or if accidentally or intentionally released into the wild.?

    Many species have already been considered and rejected. Among these are tarantulas and snails. Tarantulas - All are restricted, but certain species may be approved under a special importation permit for individuals (not for pet shop trade). Snails - Because they serve as intermediate host for a wide range of aquatic parasites and other pathogens, all snails (Gastropoda) are restricted and can be imported only by a special importation permit with specific health certifications, therefore snails cannot be traded by commercial pet shops.

    Alphabetical List of FISHES by Scientific Name

    Scientific Name (genus & species subspecies))
    Common Names Used in Trade and Sale of Fishes

    Abramites hypselonotus hypselonotus
    High-Backed Headstander

    Acanthodoras spinosissimus
    Cat, Talking Catfish Spiny Catfish

    Acantopsis dialuzona
    Long-Nosed Loach Horse-Face Loach

    Acestrorhynchus falcatus
    Barracuda, Freshwater; Spotted Cachorro

    Acestrorhynchus falcirostris
    Barracuda, Amazon Cachorro ; Dog Characin

    Aequidens pulcher
    Cichlid, Blue Spot Cichlid Blue Acara

    Aequidens rivulatus
    Cichlid, Green Terror Esmeralda Cichlid

    Agamyxis pecthifrons
    Cat, White-Spot Doradid Talking Catfish Spotted Doras

    Altolamprologus compressiceps
    Cichlid, Compressiceps Compressed Cichlid

    Amblydoras hancockii
    Cat, Hancock's Doradid Talking Catfish Striped Doras Flying Pan Catfish Hancock's Amblydoras

    Amphilophus labiatus
    Cichlid, Red Devil Thicklips Cichlid

    Amphilophus labiatus
    Red Devil Thicklips Cichlid

    Anablep anableps
    Four-Eyes Striped Four-Eyed Fish

    Ancistrus hoplogenys
    Snowflake Bristlenose

    Ancistrus lineolataus
    Big-spot Bristlenose

    Ancistrus temminckii; A. dolichopterus
    Temminck's Bristlenose, Bristlenose Catfish

    Anostomus anostomus amostomus
    Striped Anostomus Striped Headstander

    Anostomus garmani
    Gray-Lined Anostomus

    Anostomus gracilis
    Anostomus, four-spot Four-Spotted Headstander

    Anostomus spiloclistron
    False Three-Spotted Anostomus

    Anostomus taeniatus
    Lisa Anostomus, Lisa

    Anostomus ternetzi
    Ternetz's Anostomus Red-Mouth Headstander

    Anostomus trimaculatus
    Odd-Lip Anostomus

    Anostomus trimaculatus
    Three-Spot Anostomus

    Anostomus varius
    Checkerboard Anostomus

    Apistogramma agassizii
    Agissiz Dwarf Cichlid

    Apistogramma bitaeniata
    Banded Dwarf Cichlid

    Apistogramma borellii
    Borelli?s Dwarf Cichlid, Yellow Dwarf Cichlid, Umbrella Dwarf Cichlid

    Apistogramma cacatuoides
    Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid, Big Mouth Apistogramma, Crested Dwarf Cichlid

    Apistogramma pertensis
    Net Dwarf Cichlid, Amazon Dwarf Cichlid, Pertensis Dwarf Cichlid

    Apistogramma trifasciata trifasciata
    Three-Stripe Dwarf Cichlid, Blue Apistogramma, Drifasciata Dwarf Cichlid

    Aplocheilus panchax panchax
    Blue Panchax Panchax Panchax Panchax

    Apteronotus albifrons
    Black Ghose Knife Fish Ghost Knifefish Black Ghost

    Apteronotus leptrohynchus
    Long-Nosed Black Ghost Knife Fish Brown Ghost

    Archocentrus nigrofasciatus
    Zebra Cichlid Convict Cichlid

    Arius seemani
    Arius Catfish West American Shark Cat Jordon's Catfish Shark Catfish

    Asiphonichthys condei
    Tetra, Glass Glass Headstander Small-scaled Glass-characin

    Astatotilapia bloyeti
    Bloyet's Mouthbrooder

    Astronotus ocellatus
    Oscar Red Oscar Peacock Cichlid Velvet Cichlid . Includes: Big-Spot Oscar, Marble Oscar, Plane-Colour Oscar, Blackfin Oscar, Red-Pearl Oscar.

    Astronotus ocellatus albino
    Albino Oscar

    Astyanax fasciatus mexicanus
    Blind Cave Tetra

    Badis badis.badis
    Badis Blue Dwarf Dwarf Perch Chameleonfish Dwarf Chameleon Fish

    Bagrichthys hypselpterus
    Cat, Black Lancer Catfish

    Balantiocheilus melanopterus
    Tricolor Shark Bala Shark Silver Shark

    Barbichthys laevis
    Sucker Barb Siam Highfin Shark Sucker Barb

    Barbus arulius
    Arulius Barb Longfin Barb Filament Barb

    Barbus bimaculatus
    Two-Spotted Barb Red-Striped Barb

    Barbus conchonius
    Rosy Barb Red Barb

    Barbus everetti
    Clown Barb Everett's Barb

    Barbus lateristriga
    T-Barb Spanner Barb

    Barbus nigrofasciatus
    Black-Ruby Barb Ruby Barb Purple-Headed Barb

    Barbus oligolepis
    Checkered Barb Checkerboard Barb Island Barb Iridescent Barb Chequer Barb

    Barbus sachsi
    Golden Barb Sachs' Barb Gol-Finned Barb

    Barbus schwanefeldi
    Tinfoil Barb Schwanenfeld's Barb

    Barbus semifasciolatus
    Green Barb Thin-Banded Barb Chineses Barb Half-Striped Bab Half-Banded Barb Gold Bard

    Barbus tetrazona.tetrazona
    Tiger Barb Sumatran Barb

    Barbus titteya
    Cherry Barb

    Bedotia geayi
    Madagascan Rainbowfish `

    Belonesox belizanus belizanus
    Pike Topminnow; Piketop Minnow; Pike Killifish; Pike Livebearer

    Betta anabatoides
    Pearly Betta,

    Betta bellica
    Slender Betta,

    Betta picta
    Painted Betta

    Betta splendens
    Betta, Chinese fighting fish

    Botia dario
    Bengal Loach; Queen Loach

    Botia lecontei
    Le Conti's Loach Red-Finned Loach Red-Tailed Blue Shark Gold Fin Loach

    Botia lohachata
    Pakistani Loach; Pakistani Shark

    Botia macracanthus
    Clown Loach Tiger Botia

    Botia modesta
    Orange-Finned Loach

    Botia morleti
    Hora's Loach Cream Botia; Skunk Loach

    Botia striata
    Zebra Loach Striped Botia

    Boulengerella maculata
    Spotted Pike Characin

    Brachydanio albolineatus
    Pearl Danio Gold Danio Spotted Danio

    Brachydanio frankei
    Leopard Danio

    Brachydanio rerio
    Zebra Danio Zebra

    Brachygobius doriae
    Golden-Banded Goby Doria's Bumblebee Goby Doria's Bumblebeefish

    Brachygobius doriae
    Golden-Banded Goby Doria's Bumblebee Goby Doria's Bumblebeefish

    Brochis splendens
    Common Brochis Green Brochis Emerald Catfish Sailfin Corydoras Short-Bodied Catfish

    Callichthys callichthys callichthys
    Slender Armored Catfish Bubble-Nest-Building Catfish Armored Catfish Callichthys Catfish

    Carassius auratus auratus

    Carnegiella strigata strigata
    Marble Hatchetfish

    Chaca bankanensis
    Frogmouth Catfish Chocolate Frogmouth Catfish

    Chalceus macrolepidotus
    Chalceus, Yellow-Finned Chalceus Pink-Tailed Characin Pink-Tailed Chalceus

    Chanda ranga
    Indian Glassfish Glassfish Glass Perch

    Charax gibbosus
    Glass Headstander Humpbacked Headstander Glass Characin

    Chilodus punctatus
    Spotted Headstander, Pearl Headstander, Spotted Headstander

    Cichla ocellaris
    Pike Cichlid Peacock Bass Peacock Cichlid Eyespot Cichlid Lukanani

    Cichlasoma cyanoguttatum
    Rio Grande Perch Texas Cichlid Pearl Cichlid

    Cichlasoma portalegrensis
    Port Cichlid Black Acara Port Acara Brown Acara Golden Cichlid

    Cleithracara maronii
    Cichlid, Keyhole Cichlid

    Colisa fasciata
    Banded Gourami Little Giant Gourami Giant Gourami Striped Gourami Banded Gourami Indian Gourami Rainbow Gourami

    Colisa labiosa
    Gourami, Thick Lipped Gourami

    Colisa lalia
    Gourami, Dwarf Gourami Sunset Gourami

    Colisa sota
    Gourami, Honey Gourami Honeycomb Gourami Honey Dwarf Gourami

    Corydoras aeneus
    Bronze Catfish Schultz's Catfish Aeneus Catfish

    Corydoras arcuatus
    Corydora, Skunk Cat Arched Corydoras Skunk Cory Tabatinga Catfish

    Corydoras elegans
    Corydoras, Elegant Cory

    Corydoras melanistius melanistius
    Black-Spotted Corydoras Black Sail Cory

    Corydoras metae
    Corydoras, Bandit Cory, Masked Corydoras

    Corydoras nattereri
    Corydoras, Blue Cory Natterer's Catfish Blue Catfish

    Corydoras panda
    Corydoras, Panda Cory

    Corydoras pygmaeus
    Cat, Pygmy Corydoras

    Corydoras reticulatus
    Corydoras, Network Catfish Reticulated Corydoras

    Corydoras robineae
    Flagtail Corycat Robina's Cory Mrs Schwartz's Catfish Flagtail Corydoras

    Corydoras schwartzi
    Schwartz's Cory

    Corydoras trilineatus
    Catfish, Leopard Corydoras False Julii Catfish Three-Line Cory

    Corydorus paleatus
    Cat, Peppered Corydoras Mottled Catfish

    Crenicichla saxatilis
    Saxa Crenicichla Rocky Pike Cichlid White-Spotted Pike Cichlid Ring-Tailed Pike Cichlid Spangled Pike Cichlid

    Crossocheilus siamensis
    Fox, Siamese Flying Fox (fish)

    Ctenopoma ansorgii
    Ornate Ctenopoma Orange Bushfish

    Ctenopoma damasi
    Pearlscale Ctenopoma Pearl Bushfish

    Ctenopoma kingsleyae
    Kingsley's Ctenopoma Tail-Spot Climbing Perch Tailspot Bushfish

    Ctenopoma nanum
    Dwarf Ctenopoma Gaboon Dwarf Bushfish

    Ctenopoma oxyrhynchum
    Sharp-Nosed Combing Perch Marbled Climbing Perch Sharp-Nosed Ctenopoma Mottled Ctenopoma

    Cyclocheilichthys apogon
    Barb, Skin-head

    Cyphotilapia frontosa
    Cichlid, Frontosa Cichlid

    Cyrtocara moorii
    Cichlid, Blue Lumphead Blue Dolphin Cichlid

    Danio aequipinnatus
    Danio, Giant Danio

    Datniodes microlepis
    Siamese Tiger Fish

    Datniodes quadrifasciatus
    Datnoid, Many-Barred Tiger Fish Siamese Tiger Four-Barred Tiger Fish

    Dermogenys pusillus pusillus
    Halfbeak Wrestling Half Malayan Halfbeak

    Dianema longibarbis
    Cat, Porthole Catfish

    Dianema urostriata
    Cat, Flag-Tailed Catfish Striped-Tailed Catfish

    Dimidiochromis compressiceps
    Malawi Eye-Biter

    Distichodus notospilus
    Red-Finned Distichodus

    Distichodus sexfasciatus
    Short-Nosed Clown Tetra Six-Barred Distichodus

    Dysichthys coracoideus coracoideus
    Two-Colored Banjo Catfish Banjo Catfish

    Eigenmannia virescens
    Green Knife Fish

    Electrophorus electricus
    Electric Eel

    Epalzeorhynchus bicolor
    Red-Tailed Labeo Red Finned Black Shark

    Epalzeorhynchus frenatus
    Ruby Shark Rainbow Shark Red-Finned Shark

    Epalzeorhynchus kallopterus
    Cat, Flying Fox

    Epalzeorhynchus kallopterus
    Shark, Flying Fox

    Erpetoichthys calabaricus
    Snakefish Ropefish Reedfish

    Etroplus maculatus
    Chromide Orange Chromide

    Eutropiellus debauwi
    Three-Striped Glass Catfish African Glass Catfish Congo Glass Catfish

    Exodon paradoxus
    Bucktoothed Tetra

    Gasteropelecus sternicla
    Common Hatchetfish Black-Lined Silver Hatchetfish Silver Hatchetfish

    Geophagus braziliensis
    Brazil Geophagus Pearl Cichlid Brasilian High-Hat

    Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps
    Spotted Sailfin Sucker Catfish

    Gnathonemus petersii
    Elephant-Nose Peter's Elephantnose Long Nosed Elephant Fish

    Gnathonemus tamandua
    Blunt-jaw elephantnose

    Gymnarchus niloticus
    Aba Aba

    Gymnocorymbus ternetzi
    Black Tetra Black Widow Longfinned Black Tetra

    Gymnogeophagus balzanii
    Mouthbrooder, Paraguay Balzani Cichlid Paraguay Eartheater

    Gyrinocheilus aymonieri
    Sucking Loach Chinese Algae Eater Indian Algae Eater Siamese Algae Eater

    Hampala macrolepidota
    Hampala Silver and Red Barb Sidebar Barb `

    Haplochromis burtoni
    Burton's Hap; Burton's Mouth-Brooder Burton's Nigerian Mouthbreeder

    Hasemania nana
    Silver-Tipped Tetra Hearing's Silver-Tipped Tetra

    Helostoma temminckii
    Kissing Gourami Green Kissing Gourami Pink Kissing Gourami

    Hemichromis bimaculatus
    Jewel Cichlid Jewelfish Red Cichlid

    Hemichromis lifalili
    Lifalili Cichlid Blood-Red Jewel Cichlid

    Hemigrammus caudovittatus
    Buenos Aires Tetra

    Hemigrammus erythrozonus
    Glowlight Tetra

    Hemigrammus ocellifer
    Head and Tail Light Beacon Fish

    Hemigrammus pulcher pulcher
    Pretty Tetra Black Wedge Tetra Garnet Tetra

    Hemigrammus rhodostomus
    Rummy Nose Red-Nosed Tetra

    Hemigrammus rodwayi
    Golden Tetra Roadway's Tetra

    Hemiodopsis semitaeniatus
    Black and White Tailed Half-Striped Characin Hemiodus Half-Lined Hemiodus

    Herichthys bartoni
    Barton's Cichlid

    Herichthys carpintis
    Pearlscale Cichlid

    Herichthys maculicauda
    Black Belt Cichlid

    Herichthys managuensis
    Manaquense Cichlid

    Heros severus
    Severum Cichlid Eye Spot Cichlid Banded Cichlid Convict Fish

    Herotilapia multispinosa
    Rainbow Cichlid

    Hoplias malabaricus
    Common Trahita Tiger Tetra

    Hoplosternum thoracatum thoracatum
    Port Hoplo Bubblenest Catfish Hoplo Cat Atipa

    Hyphessbrycon flammeus
    Flame Tetra Red Tetra from Rio Red Tetra Tetra Von Rio

    Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma
    Bleeding Heart Tetra Tetra Perez

    Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi
    Black Tetra Black Neon Tetra

    Hyphessobrycon loretoensis
    Loreto Tetra

    Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis
    Lemon Tetra

    Hyphessobrycon roseus
    Golden Phantom Tetra

    Hyphessobrycon serpae
    Serpa Tetra Blood Characin Jewel Tetra Callistus Tetra Tetra Serpae

    Hypopygus lepturus
    Knifefish, Slender-tailed Knife Fish

    Hypostomus micropunctatus
    Dotted Hypostomus

    Hypostomus plecostomus Florida grown?
    Plecostomus, Pleco Plecostomus Cafish Sucker Catfish

    Hypselecara coryphaenoides
    Chocolate Cichlid

    Iodotropheus sprengerae
    Rusty Cichlid Melanochromis Brevis

    Jordanella floridae
    American Flagfish, Flagfish

    Kryptopterus bicirrhis
    Glass Catfish Ghost Catfish Indian Ghost

    Labeo chrysophekadion
    Black Shark

    Labeo erythrurus
    Red-Fin Shark Rainbow Shark

    Labeo variegatus
    Variegated Shark Harlequin Shark Blotchy Shark

    Labeotropheus fuelleborni
    Fulleborn's Cichlid

    Labeotropheus trewavasae
    Trewavas' Cichlid Red-Top Cichlid

    Labidochromis exasperatus
    Orange-Lined Cichlid

    Laetacara curviceps
    Dwarf Flag Cichlid Flag Cichlid Flag Acara Flag Laetacara Thayer's Cichlid Blunthead

    Lepidocephalus jonklaasi
    Jonklaas's Loach

    Lepidosiren paradoxa
    South American Lungfish

    Leporinus fasciatus fasciatus
    Black-Banded Leporinus Banded Leporinus Striped Leporinus

    Leporinus octofasciatus
    Eight-Banded Leporinus

    Leporinus pellegrini
    Belted Leporinus

    Leptobarbus hoevenii
    Red-Finned Cigar Shark River Barb Pink-Tailed Barb

    Limnochromis auritus

    Liosomadoras oncinus
    Cat, Jaguar Catfish

    Lobochilotes labiatus
    Zebra Cichlid

    Luciosoma sentigerum
    Long-Finned Apollo Shark

    Macrognathus circumcinctus
    Half-Banded Spiny Eel

    Macrognathus saimensis
    Spot-Finned Spiny Eel

    Macropodus opercularis
    Gourami, Paradise Fish

    Malapterurus electricus
    Electric Catfish

    Mastacembelus armatus armatus
    White Spotted Spiny Eel Spiny Eel Tire Track Eel

    Mastacembelus erythrotaenia
    Fire Eel

    Megalamphodus megalopterus
    Black Phantom Tetra

    Melanochromis chipokae
    Chipokae Mbuna

    Melanochromis johannii
    Johanni Mbuna

    Melanochromis parallelus
    Parallel-Striped Mbuna

    Melanotaenia boesemani
    Boeseman's Rainbowfish

    Melanotaenia maylandi
    Maryland's Rainbowfish

    Melanotaenia splendida
    Splendid Rainbowfish Cape York Rainbowfish Eastern Rainbowfish Pink-Tailed Australian Rainbow

    Melanotaenia splendida inornaata
    Checkered Rainbow Fish

    Mesonauto festivus
    Festive Cichlid Flag Cichlid

    Metynnis hypsauchen hypsauchen
    Metynnis, Plain Metynnis

    Microgeophagus ramirezi
    Ram Butterfly Dwarf Cichlid Ramirez' Dwarf Cichlid Ramirezi Butterfly Cichlid

    Microphis brachyurus brachyurus
    Red-Line Pipefish,

    Moenkausia pittieri
    Diamond Tetra Pitter's Tetra

    Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae
    Yellow-Banded Moenkhausia Red-Eye Tetra Red-Eyed Tetra

    Monocirrhus polyacanthus
    South American Leaf Fish Barbeled Leaf Fish Leaffish

    Monodactylus argenteus
    Mono, Fingerfish Moon Fish Mono Malayan Angel Natal Moony Silver Batfish Singapore Angel

    Mormyrops engystoma
    Mormyrid, Torpedo Mormyrid

    Mylossoma aureum
    Golden Mylossoma Silver Dollar

    Mylossoma duriventre
    Silver Mylossoma Hard-Bellied Silver Dollar Hard-Bellied Characin

    Mystus micracanthus
    Two-Spot Catfish Bar-Tail Mystus Two-Spot Pink Bagrid

    Nandopsis salvini
    Cichlid, Salvin's Cichlid

    Nannobrycon eques
    Brown-tailed Pencilfish, Three-Striped Pencilfish Tube-Mouthed Pencilfish Hochey Stick Pencilfish Black-Tailed Pencil Fish Diptail Pencilfish Tube-Mouthed Pencilfish Pencilfish

    Nannobrycon unifasciatus
    One-Lined Pencilfish Red-Tailed Pencil Fish

    Nannostomus trifasciatus duplicate?
    Three-Lined Pencilfish Three-Banded Pencilfish

    Nematobrycon palermi
    Emperor Tetra Black Emperor Tetra

    Nimbochromis livingstonii
    Cichlid, Livinstoni

    Nimbochromis polystigma

    Nimbochromis venustus
    Benustus Hap Benustus Hap Venustus

    No specific species listed.
    Metynnis, Red-eyed

    Osteoglossum bicirrhosum
    Arowana, Silver Arowana Aruana Arawana

    Osteoglossum ferreirai
    Black Arowana

    Otocinclus affinis
    Dwarf Otocinclus Golden Otocinclus Midget Sucker Catfish Sucking Catfish Golden Dwarf Sucker Catfish

    Panaque nigrolineatus
    Royal Panaque Pin-Striped Plec Panaque Gold Nugget Plec

    Panaque suttoni
    Blue-eyed panaque Blue-eyed Plecostomus

    Pangasius sutchi
    Siamese Shark Asian Shark Catfish Irridescent Shark Catfish

    Pangasius sutchi
    Siamese Shark Asian Shark Catfish Irridescent Shark Catfish

    Pangio javanicus
    Javanese Loach

    Pangio kuhlii kuhlii
    Kuhli Loach Coolie Loach Leopard Eel Prickly Eye Striped Loach

    Pangio kuhlii myersi
    Coolie Loach Slimy Myersi Kuhli Loach Myer's Loach Slimy Loach

    Pantodon buchhoizi
    Butterfly, African Butterfly Fish

    Paracheirodon axelrodi
    Cardinal Tetra

    Paracheirodon innesi
    Neon Tetra, Neontetra

    Paraila occidentalis
    Cat, West African Glass Catfish

    Peckoltia pulcher
    Brazil Butterfly Pretty Peckoltia Striped Plec

    Peckoltia vittata
    Banded Peckoltia Clown Pleco Striped Sucker

    Pelvicachromis pulcher
    Kribensis Purple Cichlid Dwarf Rainbow Cichlid Common Krib

    Phenacogrammus interruptus
    Congo Tetra Feathertail Tetra Spike Tail Tetra

    Phractocephalus hemioliopterus
    Redtail Catfish

    Phractura ansorgi
    Cat, African Whiptailed Catfish

    Pimelodella gracilis
    Slender Pimelodella

    Pimelodus albofaciatus
    White-Striped Pimelodus Banded Pimelodus

    Pimelodus blochii
    Cat, Dusky Dusky Pimelodus

    Pimelodus pictus
    Polka-Dot Catfish Angelicus Pimelodus Spotted Pimelodella

    Pimelodus pictus
    Polka-Dot Catfish Angelicus Pimelodus Spotted Pimelodella

    Placidochromis electra
    Deep-Water Haplo

    Platydoras armatus
    Striped Raphael Catfish Humbug Catfish

    Platydoras costatus
    False Chocolate Doradid

    Poecilia latipinna
    Sailfin Molly Green Sailfin Molly

    Poecilia reticulata
    Guppy Millionsfish

    Poecilia sphenops
    Black Molly Pointed-Mouth Molly Short-Finned Molly Mexico Molly Shortfin Molly Yellow Sphenops Molly Molly Sphenops Molly Sphenops Mexican Molly

    Poecilia velifera
    Mexican Sailfin Molly Green-Sailfin Molly Yucatan Molly Sail-Fin Molly

    Pollimyrus nigripinnis
    Dusky Whale (fish)

    Polypterus delhezi
    Armored Bichir Banded Sailfin

    Potamotrygon reticulatus
    Reticulated Freshwater Stingray

    Pristella maxillaris
    X-ray Fish Pristella Water Goldfinch Albino Pristella

    Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor multicolor
    Dwarf Egyptian Mouth-Brooder Dwarf Mouthbrooder Egyptian Mouthbrooder Small Mouth-Brooder Dwarf Eqyptian Mouthbreeder

    Pseudosphromenus day
    Gourami, Day's Paradise fish

    Pseudotropheus aurora
    Aurora Cichlid Pseudotropheus Lucerna

    Pseudotropheus elongatus
    Slender Cichlid Elongated Nyasa Cichlid Slender Pseudotropheus

    Pseudotropheus lombardoi
    Kennyi Mbuna Pseudotropheus Kenyi Pseudotropheus Lilancinius

    Pseudotropheus socolofi
    Eduard's Mbuna Pseudotropheus Pindani

    Pseudotropheus zebra
    Zebra Cichlid Nyassa Blue Cichlid Red-Top Zebra Zebra Mazinzi Nyasa Blue Cichlid

    Pterophyllum altum
    Deep Angelfish Altum Angel Long-Finned Angelfish

    Pterophyllum dumerili
    Long-Nose Angelfish

    Pterophyllum scalare
    Angelfish Lesser Angelfish Scalare

    Pterygoplichthys multriadiatus
    Gold Pleco Many-Rayed Sailfin Sucker Catfish

    Rasbora borapetensis
    Redtailed Rasbora False Magnificent Rasbora Brilliant Rasbora

    Rasbora einthovenii
    Long-Band Rasbora Brilliant Rasbora Einthoven's Rosbora Blackstripe Rasbora

    Rasbora elegans elegans
    Two-Spot Rasbora Elgant Rasbora Yellow Rasbora

    Rasbora heteromorpha
    Harlequin Fish Harlequin Rasbora Red Rasbora Harlequin Rasbora

    Rasbora kalochroma
    Clown Rasbora Iridescent Rasbora Big-Spot Rasbora

    Rasbora maculata
    Spotted Rasbora Pigmy Rasbora Dwarf Rasbora

    Rasbora pauciperforata
    Red-Striped Rasbora Redline Rasbora Glowlight Rasbora

    Rasbora trilineata
    Three-line Rasbora Scissortailed Rasbora

    Rhamphchromis macrophthalmus
    Malawi Torpedo

    Rhampichthys rostratus
    Eel Knife Fish

    Rineloricaria fallax
    Cat, Regan's bishop there is no common name associated with this scientific name.

    Satanoperca jurupari
    Earth-Eater, Demon Fish

    Scatophagus argus argus
    Scat Argus Fish Spotted Scat Spotted Butterfish

    Sciaenochromis ahli
    Electric Blue Haplo Haplochromis Big Eye

    Semaprochilodus taeniurus
    Plain-Body Prochilodus Silver Prochilodus

    Semaprochilodus theraponura
    Flag-Tailed Prochilodus

    Sorubim lima
    Shovel-Nose Catfish

    Sphaerichthys osphromenoides
    Chocolate Gourami,

    Steatocranus casuarius
    African Blockhead Lionhead Cichlid Bumphead Cichlid Buffalohead Cichlid Flathead Cichlid

    Stigmatogobius sadanundio
    Knight Goby

    Sturisoma panamense
    Panama Sturisoma Royal Whiptail Royal Farowella

    Symphysodon aequifasciatus aequifasciatus
    Discus Discus Fish Green Discus Blue Discus

    Symphysodon discus discus
    Discus fish Discus Heckel Discus Red Discus Pompadour

    Synbranchus marmoratus
    American Marbled Eel

    Synodontis alberti
    Congo High-Fin Synodontis Albert's Catfish

    Synodontis angelicus
    Angel Catfish Polka-Dot Synodontis Polda-Dot African Catfish

    Synodontis brichardi
    Brichard's Synodontis

    Synodontis eupterus
    Feather-Fin Synodontis

    Synodontis multipunctatus
    Cuckoo Syndontis Multi-Spotted Synodontis

    Synodontis nigriventris
    Black Spotted Upside Down Catfish

    Synodontis notatus
    Spotted Synodontis One-Spot Catfish

    Synodontis polli
    Poll's Upside-Down Catfish Leopard Catfish

    Synodontis schoutedeni
    Vermiculated Synodontis

    Tetragonopterus argenteus
    Blue-line silver tetra; Big-Eyed Characin; Silver Tetra

    Tetraodon palembangensis
    Puffer Fish Figure-Eight Puffer Striped Puffer

    Thayeria boehlkei
    Penguin Fish Boehlke's Penguin Bohlke's Penguin

    Thoracocharax stellatus
    Silver Hatchetfish,

    Thorichthys meeki
    Firemouth Cichlid

    Toxotes chatareus
    Seven-Spot Archer Fish Common Archer Fish

    Toxotes jaculatrix
    Archer Fish

    Trichogaster leeri
    Gourami, Pearl Pearl Gourami Lace Gourami Leeri Mosaic Gourami

    Trichogaster microlepis
    Moonlight Gourami Moonbeam Gourami

    Trichogaster pectoralis
    Snake-Skinned Gourami

    Trichogaster trichopterus trichopterus
    Three-Spot Blue Gourami Blue Gourami Spotted Gourami

    Trichopsis pumila
    Dwarf Croaking Gourami Pygmy Gourami Sparking Gourami

    Triportheus albus
    Yellow-Finned Hatchetfish Yellowfin Giant Hatchet Pretty Chalcinus

    Xenomystus nigri
    African Knife fish

    Xiphophorus helleri
    Swordtail Green Swordtail Helleri

    Xiphophorus maculatus
    Platy Southern Platy Moon Platy

    Xiphophorus variatus
    Variegated Platy Variatus Platy Variable Platy Sunset Platy Platy Variatus

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    From the Department of Natural Resouces website:

    08. Department of Natural Resources

    Subtitle 02. Fisheries Service

    Chapter 19. Nuisance and Prohibited Species.

    .01 Prohibitions
    A. Except as authorized by Code of Federal Regulations, Title 50, Part 16, a person may not import, transport, or introduce into the State any live fish or viable eggs of snakehead fishes of the Family Channidae, including but not limited to:

    1. Channa amphibeus - chel snakehead;
    2. Channa argus - northern snakehead;
    3. Channa asiatica - chinese snakehead;
    4. Channa aurantimaculata - orangespotted snakehead;
    5. Channa bankanensis - bangka snakehead;
    6. Channa baramensis - baram snakehead;
    7. Channa barca - barca snakehead;
    8. Channa bleheri -rainbow snakehead;
    9. Channa burmanica - burmese snakehead
    10. Channa cyanospilos - bluespotted snakehead;
    11. Channa gachua - dwarf snakehead;
    12. Channa harcourtbutleri - inle snakehead;
    13. Channa lucius - splendid snakehead;
    14. Channa maculata - blotched snakehead;
    15. Channa marulius - bullseye snakehead;
    16. Channa maruloides - emperor snakehead;
    17. Channa melanoptera - blackfinned snakehead;
    18. Channa melasoma - black snakehead;
    19. Channa micropeltes - giant snakehead;
    20. Channa nox ? night snakehead;
    21. Channa orientalis - ceylon snakehead;
    22. Channa panaw ? panaw snakehead;
    23. Channa pleurophthalmus - ocellated snakehead;
    24. Channa punctata - spotted snakehead;
    25. Channa stewartii - golden snakehead;
    26. Channa striata - chevron snakehead;
    27. Parachanna africana - niger snakehead;
    28. Parachanna insignis - congo snakehead; and
    29. Parachanna obscura - african snakehead.

    B. A person may not sell or breed live snakehead fish of the Family Channidae in the State.

    .02 Possession.

    A. Except as provided in §B of this regulation a person may not possess the viable eggs or live snakehead fish of the species:

    1. Channa argus (northern snakehead); and
    2. Channa maculata (blotched snakehead).

    B. The Department may issue a permit for the possession of a live snakehead fish for scientific purposes to a properly accredited person of known scientific attainment.

    Source: Dept. of Natural Resources Regulations, Maryland Administrative Code Sec. 08.02.19

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    People who want to acquire various wildlife species frequently contact MassWildlife for information . Some people already have an animal and may be disappointed or frustrated to learn they cannot lawfully keep it in Massachusetts. To avoid such problems and concerns, the public is encouraged to learn the laws pertaining to the possession of wildlife in Massachusetts before they acquire an animal. A summary of these laws is below.

    This is only a summary and people should refer to the appropriate Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) and the Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) for details.


    Massachusetts pet stores are inspected and regulated by the Department of Food and Agriculture but the stores must follow MassWildlife laws regarding the animals that they may sell. Purchasers can reasonably assume that an animal for sale in a Massachusetts pet store may be lawfully sold and possessed.

    Do not assume that animals for sale in other states, including those states adjoining Massachusetts, are lawful in Massachusetts. Similarly, be wary of animals advertised for sale on the Internet or in newspapers. These animals may be lawful at the point of origin, but not in Massachusetts.

    MassWildlife has statutory responsibility for all freshwater fish, reptiles and amphibians, birds, and mammals, regardless of whether they are native to Massachusetts or occur elsewhere in the world. In some instances, such as species on the federal endangered or threatened species list, migratory birds, or marine mammals, authority may be shared with the federal government or another Massachusetts agency.

    Any animal listed in any category of the Red Books of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, any category of federal endangered species law or listed on the Massachusetts list of endangered, threatened, and special concern species may not be possessed without a permit.


    All "aquarium trade" fish are exempt except for rare species. Aquarium trade fish (see 321 CMR 9.01 for definition) also include the Goldfish, Koi (Japanese Carp), and Guppies, but do not include Tilapia. The Fathead Minnow and the Bluntnose Minnow may be kept as a pet, but require a permit when sold as bait for fishing.

    The following fish are expressly prohibited and may not be liberated in waters of Massachusetts:

    Grass Carp (White Amur)
    Piranhas and related species
    Walking Catfish and related species
    Snakeheads are on the federal list of injurious wildlife and their importation and interstate transportation is now prohibited by federal law.

    Link to MassWildlife Page

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