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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.
IDAPA 13 TITLE 01 CHAPTER 10
13.01.10 - RULES GOVERNING THE IMPORTATION, POSSESSION, RELEASE, SALE OR SALVAGE OF WILDLIFE
100.PERMITS, REQUIREMENTS FOR IMPORT, EXPORT, TRANSPORT AND SALE.
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:
-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
administration: IDNRDivision of Fish and Wildlife
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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.
Zebra Mussel Purple Loosestrife Carp Spiny Water Flea Goldfish
Round Goby Eurasian Watermilfoil Ruffe Rudd Daphnia lumholzi
Warning! PLEASE HELP KEEP THESE SPECIES OUT OF IOWA WATERS! Warning!
WHEN YOU GO TO ANY WATER BODY, DRAIN YOUR LIVE WELL AND EMPTY YOUR BAIT BUCKET, YOU MAY HAVE SOME UNWELCOME HITCHHIKERS.
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
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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
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 150.025
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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Â§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, Â§1. Amended by Acts 1981, No. 837, Â§3; Acts 1981, No. 838, Â§1; Acts 1982, No. 94, Â§1; Acts 1988, No. 939, Â§1, eff. July 26, 1988; Acts 1990, No. 695, Â§1, eff. July 20, 1990; Acts 1992, No. 528, Â§1, eff. June 29, 1992; Acts 1995, No. 1142, Â§1; Acts 2003, No. 91, Â§1, eff. May 28, 2003.
Updated by Rich 9/15/05. Source: http://www.legis.state.la.us/lss/lss.asp?doc=105196
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Please note: Maine does NOT have a Restricted Species list. This was confirmed by emails from:
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
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
UNRESTRICTED FISH AND WILDLIFE SPECIES
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
Cat, Talking Catfish Spiny Catfish
Long-Nosed Loach Horse-Face Loach
Barracuda, Freshwater; Spotted Cachorro
Barracuda, Amazon Cachorro ; Dog Characin
Cichlid, Blue Spot Cichlid Blue Acara
Cichlid, Green Terror Esmeralda Cichlid
Cat, White-Spot Doradid Talking Catfish Spotted Doras
Cichlid, Compressiceps Compressed Cichlid
Cat, Hancock's Doradid Talking Catfish Striped Doras Flying Pan Catfish Hancock's Amblydoras
Cichlid, Red Devil Thicklips Cichlid
Red Devil Thicklips Cichlid
Four-Eyes Striped Four-Eyed Fish
Ancistrus temminckii; A. dolichopterus
Temminck's Bristlenose, Bristlenose Catfish
Anostomus anostomus amostomus
Striped Anostomus Striped Headstander
Anostomus, four-spot Four-Spotted Headstander
False Three-Spotted Anostomus
Lisa Anostomus, Lisa
Ternetz's Anostomus Red-Mouth Headstander
Agissiz Dwarf Cichlid
Banded Dwarf Cichlid
Borelli?s Dwarf Cichlid, Yellow Dwarf Cichlid, Umbrella Dwarf Cichlid
Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid, Big Mouth Apistogramma, Crested Dwarf Cichlid
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
Black Ghose Knife Fish Ghost Knifefish Black Ghost
Long-Nosed Black Ghost Knife Fish Brown Ghost
Zebra Cichlid Convict Cichlid
Arius Catfish West American Shark Cat Jordon's Catfish Shark Catfish
Tetra, Glass Glass Headstander Small-scaled Glass-characin
Oscar Red Oscar Peacock Cichlid Velvet Cichlid . Includes: Big-Spot Oscar, Marble Oscar, Plane-Colour Oscar, Blackfin Oscar, Red-Pearl Oscar.
Astronotus ocellatus albino
Astyanax fasciatus mexicanus
Blind Cave Tetra
Badis Blue Dwarf Dwarf Perch Chameleonfish Dwarf Chameleon Fish
Cat, Black Lancer Catfish
Tricolor Shark Bala Shark Silver Shark
Sucker Barb Siam Highfin Shark Sucker Barb
Arulius Barb Longfin Barb Filament Barb
Two-Spotted Barb Red-Striped Barb
Rosy Barb Red Barb
Clown Barb Everett's Barb
T-Barb Spanner Barb
Black-Ruby Barb Ruby Barb Purple-Headed Barb
Checkered Barb Checkerboard Barb Island Barb Iridescent Barb Chequer Barb
Golden Barb Sachs' Barb Gol-Finned Barb
Tinfoil Barb Schwanenfeld's Barb
Green Barb Thin-Banded Barb Chineses Barb Half-Striped Bab Half-Banded Barb Gold Bard
Tiger Barb Sumatran Barb
Madagascan Rainbowfish `
Belonesox belizanus belizanus
Pike Topminnow; Piketop Minnow; Pike Killifish; Pike Livebearer
Betta, Chinese fighting fish
Bengal Loach; Queen Loach
Le Conti's Loach Red-Finned Loach Red-Tailed Blue Shark Gold Fin Loach
Pakistani Loach; Pakistani Shark
Clown Loach Tiger Botia
Hora's Loach Cream Botia; Skunk Loach
Zebra Loach Striped Botia
Spotted Pike Characin
Pearl Danio Gold Danio Spotted Danio
Zebra Danio Zebra
Golden-Banded Goby Doria's Bumblebee Goby Doria's Bumblebeefish
Golden-Banded Goby Doria's Bumblebee Goby Doria's Bumblebeefish
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
Frogmouth Catfish Chocolate Frogmouth Catfish
Chalceus, Yellow-Finned Chalceus Pink-Tailed Characin Pink-Tailed Chalceus
Indian Glassfish Glassfish Glass Perch
Glass Headstander Humpbacked Headstander Glass Characin
Spotted Headstander, Pearl Headstander, Spotted Headstander
Pike Cichlid Peacock Bass Peacock Cichlid Eyespot Cichlid Lukanani
Rio Grande Perch Texas Cichlid Pearl Cichlid
Port Cichlid Black Acara Port Acara Brown Acara Golden Cichlid
Cichlid, Keyhole Cichlid
Banded Gourami Little Giant Gourami Giant Gourami Striped Gourami Banded Gourami Indian Gourami Rainbow Gourami
Gourami, Thick Lipped Gourami
Gourami, Dwarf Gourami Sunset Gourami
Gourami, Honey Gourami Honeycomb Gourami Honey Dwarf Gourami
Bronze Catfish Schultz's Catfish Aeneus Catfish
Corydora, Skunk Cat Arched Corydoras Skunk Cory Tabatinga Catfish
Corydoras, Elegant Cory
Corydoras melanistius melanistius
Black-Spotted Corydoras Black Sail Cory
Corydoras, Bandit Cory, Masked Corydoras
Corydoras, Blue Cory Natterer's Catfish Blue Catfish
Corydoras, Panda Cory
Cat, Pygmy Corydoras
Corydoras, Network Catfish Reticulated Corydoras
Flagtail Corycat Robina's Cory Mrs Schwartz's Catfish Flagtail Corydoras
Catfish, Leopard Corydoras False Julii Catfish Three-Line Cory
Cat, Peppered Corydoras Mottled Catfish
Saxa Crenicichla Rocky Pike Cichlid White-Spotted Pike Cichlid Ring-Tailed Pike Cichlid Spangled Pike Cichlid
Fox, Siamese Flying Fox (fish)
Ornate Ctenopoma Orange Bushfish
Pearlscale Ctenopoma Pearl Bushfish
Kingsley's Ctenopoma Tail-Spot Climbing Perch Tailspot Bushfish
Dwarf Ctenopoma Gaboon Dwarf Bushfish
Sharp-Nosed Combing Perch Marbled Climbing Perch Sharp-Nosed Ctenopoma Mottled Ctenopoma
Cichlid, Frontosa Cichlid
Cichlid, Blue Lumphead Blue Dolphin Cichlid
Danio, Giant Danio
Siamese Tiger Fish
Datnoid, Many-Barred Tiger Fish Siamese Tiger Four-Barred Tiger Fish
Dermogenys pusillus pusillus
Halfbeak Wrestling Half Malayan Halfbeak
Cat, Porthole Catfish
Cat, Flag-Tailed Catfish Striped-Tailed Catfish
Short-Nosed Clown Tetra Six-Barred Distichodus
Dysichthys coracoideus coracoideus
Two-Colored Banjo Catfish Banjo Catfish
Green Knife Fish
Red-Tailed Labeo Red Finned Black Shark
Ruby Shark Rainbow Shark Red-Finned Shark
Cat, Flying Fox
Shark, Flying Fox
Snakefish Ropefish Reedfish
Chromide Orange Chromide
Three-Striped Glass Catfish African Glass Catfish Congo Glass Catfish
Common Hatchetfish Black-Lined Silver Hatchetfish Silver Hatchetfish
Brazil Geophagus Pearl Cichlid Brasilian High-Hat
Spotted Sailfin Sucker Catfish
Elephant-Nose Peter's Elephantnose Long Nosed Elephant Fish
Black Tetra Black Widow Longfinned Black Tetra
Mouthbrooder, Paraguay Balzani Cichlid Paraguay Eartheater
Sucking Loach Chinese Algae Eater Indian Algae Eater Siamese Algae Eater
Hampala Silver and Red Barb Sidebar Barb `
Burton's Hap; Burton's Mouth-Brooder Burton's Nigerian Mouthbreeder
Silver-Tipped Tetra Hearing's Silver-Tipped Tetra
Kissing Gourami Green Kissing Gourami Pink Kissing Gourami
Jewel Cichlid Jewelfish Red Cichlid
Lifalili Cichlid Blood-Red Jewel Cichlid
Buenos Aires Tetra
Head and Tail Light Beacon Fish
Hemigrammus pulcher pulcher
Pretty Tetra Black Wedge Tetra Garnet Tetra
Rummy Nose Red-Nosed Tetra
Golden Tetra Roadway's Tetra
Black and White Tailed Half-Striped Characin Hemiodus Half-Lined Hemiodus
Black Belt Cichlid
Severum Cichlid Eye Spot Cichlid Banded Cichlid Convict Fish
Common Trahita Tiger Tetra
Hoplosternum thoracatum thoracatum
Port Hoplo Bubblenest Catfish Hoplo Cat Atipa
Flame Tetra Red Tetra from Rio Red Tetra Tetra Von Rio
Bleeding Heart Tetra Tetra Perez
Black Tetra Black Neon Tetra
Golden Phantom Tetra
Serpa Tetra Blood Characin Jewel Tetra Callistus Tetra Tetra Serpae
Knifefish, Slender-tailed Knife Fish
Hypostomus plecostomus Florida grown?
Plecostomus, Pleco Plecostomus Cafish Sucker Catfish
Rusty Cichlid Melanochromis Brevis
American Flagfish, Flagfish
Glass Catfish Ghost Catfish Indian Ghost
Red-Fin Shark Rainbow Shark
Variegated Shark Harlequin Shark Blotchy Shark
Trewavas' Cichlid Red-Top Cichlid
Dwarf Flag Cichlid Flag Cichlid Flag Acara Flag Laetacara Thayer's Cichlid Blunthead
South American Lungfish
Leporinus fasciatus fasciatus
Black-Banded Leporinus Banded Leporinus Striped Leporinus
Red-Finned Cigar Shark River Barb Pink-Tailed Barb
Cat, Jaguar Catfish
Long-Finned Apollo Shark
Half-Banded Spiny Eel
Spot-Finned Spiny Eel
Gourami, Paradise Fish
Mastacembelus armatus armatus
White Spotted Spiny Eel Spiny Eel Tire Track Eel
Black Phantom Tetra
Splendid Rainbowfish Cape York Rainbowfish Eastern Rainbowfish Pink-Tailed Australian Rainbow
Melanotaenia splendida inornaata
Checkered Rainbow Fish
Festive Cichlid Flag Cichlid
Metynnis hypsauchen hypsauchen
Metynnis, Plain Metynnis
Ram Butterfly Dwarf Cichlid Ramirez' Dwarf Cichlid Ramirezi Butterfly Cichlid
Microphis brachyurus brachyurus
Diamond Tetra Pitter's Tetra
Yellow-Banded Moenkhausia Red-Eye Tetra Red-Eyed Tetra
South American Leaf Fish Barbeled Leaf Fish Leaffish
Mono, Fingerfish Moon Fish Mono Malayan Angel Natal Moony Silver Batfish Singapore Angel
Mormyrid, Torpedo Mormyrid
Golden Mylossoma Silver Dollar
Silver Mylossoma Hard-Bellied Silver Dollar Hard-Bellied Characin
Two-Spot Catfish Bar-Tail Mystus Two-Spot Pink Bagrid
Cichlid, Salvin's Cichlid
Brown-tailed Pencilfish, Three-Striped Pencilfish Tube-Mouthed Pencilfish Hochey Stick Pencilfish Black-Tailed Pencil Fish Diptail Pencilfish Tube-Mouthed Pencilfish Pencilfish
One-Lined Pencilfish Red-Tailed Pencil Fish
Nannostomus trifasciatus duplicate?
Three-Lined Pencilfish Three-Banded Pencilfish
Emperor Tetra Black Emperor Tetra
Benustus Hap Benustus Hap Venustus
No specific species listed.
Arowana, Silver Arowana Aruana Arawana
Dwarf Otocinclus Golden Otocinclus Midget Sucker Catfish Sucking Catfish Golden Dwarf Sucker Catfish
Royal Panaque Pin-Striped Plec Panaque Gold Nugget Plec
Blue-eyed panaque Blue-eyed Plecostomus
Siamese Shark Asian Shark Catfish Irridescent Shark Catfish
Siamese Shark Asian Shark Catfish Irridescent Shark Catfish
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
Butterfly, African Butterfly Fish
Neon Tetra, Neontetra
Cat, West African Glass Catfish
Brazil Butterfly Pretty Peckoltia Striped Plec
Banded Peckoltia Clown Pleco Striped Sucker
Kribensis Purple Cichlid Dwarf Rainbow Cichlid Common Krib
Congo Tetra Feathertail Tetra Spike Tail Tetra
Cat, African Whiptailed Catfish
White-Striped Pimelodus Banded Pimelodus
Cat, Dusky Dusky Pimelodus
Polka-Dot Catfish Angelicus Pimelodus Spotted Pimelodella
Polka-Dot Catfish Angelicus Pimelodus Spotted Pimelodella
Striped Raphael Catfish Humbug Catfish
False Chocolate Doradid
Sailfin Molly Green Sailfin Molly
Black Molly Pointed-Mouth Molly Short-Finned Molly Mexico Molly Shortfin Molly Yellow Sphenops Molly Molly Sphenops Molly Sphenops Mexican Molly
Mexican Sailfin Molly Green-Sailfin Molly Yucatan Molly Sail-Fin Molly
Dusky Whale (fish)
Armored Bichir Banded Sailfin
Reticulated Freshwater Stingray
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
Gourami, Day's Paradise fish
Aurora Cichlid Pseudotropheus Lucerna
Slender Cichlid Elongated Nyasa Cichlid Slender Pseudotropheus
Kennyi Mbuna Pseudotropheus Kenyi Pseudotropheus Lilancinius
Eduard's Mbuna Pseudotropheus Pindani
Zebra Cichlid Nyassa Blue Cichlid Red-Top Zebra Zebra Mazinzi Nyasa Blue Cichlid
Deep Angelfish Altum Angel Long-Finned Angelfish
Angelfish Lesser Angelfish Scalare
Gold Pleco Many-Rayed Sailfin Sucker Catfish
Redtailed Rasbora False Magnificent Rasbora Brilliant Rasbora
Long-Band Rasbora Brilliant Rasbora Einthoven's Rosbora Blackstripe Rasbora
Rasbora elegans elegans
Two-Spot Rasbora Elgant Rasbora Yellow Rasbora
Harlequin Fish Harlequin Rasbora Red Rasbora Harlequin Rasbora
Clown Rasbora Iridescent Rasbora Big-Spot Rasbora
Spotted Rasbora Pigmy Rasbora Dwarf Rasbora
Red-Striped Rasbora Redline Rasbora Glowlight Rasbora
Three-line Rasbora Scissortailed Rasbora
Eel Knife Fish
Cat, Regan's bishop there is no common name associated with this scientific name.
Earth-Eater, Demon Fish
Scatophagus argus argus
Scat Argus Fish Spotted Scat Spotted Butterfish
Electric Blue Haplo Haplochromis Big Eye
Plain-Body Prochilodus Silver Prochilodus
African Blockhead Lionhead Cichlid Bumphead Cichlid Buffalohead Cichlid Flathead Cichlid
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
American Marbled Eel
Congo High-Fin Synodontis Albert's Catfish
Angel Catfish Polka-Dot Synodontis Polda-Dot African Catfish
Cuckoo Syndontis Multi-Spotted Synodontis
Black Spotted Upside Down Catfish
Spotted Synodontis One-Spot Catfish
Poll's Upside-Down Catfish Leopard Catfish
Blue-line silver tetra; Big-Eyed Characin; Silver Tetra
Puffer Fish Figure-Eight Puffer Striped Puffer
Penguin Fish Boehlke's Penguin Bohlke's Penguin
Seven-Spot Archer Fish Common Archer Fish
Gourami, Pearl Pearl Gourami Lace Gourami Leeri Mosaic Gourami
Moonlight Gourami Moonbeam Gourami
Trichogaster trichopterus trichopterus
Three-Spot Blue Gourami Blue Gourami Spotted Gourami
Dwarf Croaking Gourami Pygmy Gourami Sparking Gourami
Yellow-Finned Hatchetfish Yellowfin Giant Hatchet Pretty Chalcinus
African Knife fish
Swordtail Green Swordtail Helleri
Platy Southern Platy Moon Platy
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.
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.
A. Except as provided in Â§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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KEEPING CAPTIVE / EXOTIC WILDLIFE
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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