12.6.2215    LIST OF PROHIBITED SPECIES

(1) The following amphibians are classified as prohibited species:

(a) African clawed frog Xenopus laevis; and

(b) North American bullfrog Rana catesbeiana.

(2) The following crustaceans are classified as prohibited species:

(a) Rusty crayfish Orconectes rusticus.

(3) The following fish are classified as prohibited species:

(a) Bighead carp Hypophthalmichthys nobilis;

(b) Black carp Mylopharyngodon piceus;

(c) Eurasian Ruffe Gymnocephalus cernuus;

(d) Grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idella;

(e) Round goby Neogobius melanostomus;

(f) Silver carp Hypophthalmichthys molitrix;

(g) Snakehead fish genera Channa and Parachanna (29 species);

(h) Walking catfish Clarias batrachus;

(i) White perch Morone Americana; and

(j) Zander (European pikeperch) Sander lucioperca.

(4) The following mammals are classified as prohibited species:

(a) African Soft Fur Rat/Natal Rat Mastomys natalensis/Natal miltimammate mouse;

(b) Aotidae Family (Night and Owl Monkeys);

(c) Argali Sheep Ovis ammon;

(d) Atelidae Family (Howlers and Spider Monkeys);

(e) Brush-tailed possum Trichosurus vulpecula;

(f) Callitrichidae Family (Marmosets and Tamarins);

(g) Cebidae family (new world primates);

(h) Cercopithecidae family (old world monkeys);

(i) Hyaenidae family (hyenas);

(j) Hylobatidae family (gibbons);

(k) Natal Rat/African Soft Fur Rat Natal miltimammate mouse/Mastomys natalensis;

(l) Nutria Myocastor coypus;

(m) Pitheciidae Family (Titis and Saki Monkeys);

(n) Pongidae family (apes);

(o) Short-tailed opossum Monodelphis domestica;

(p) Small spotted genet Genetta genetta;

(q) Southern flying squirrel Glaucomys volans;

(r) Transcaspian urial sheep Ovis aries vignei; and

(s) Virginia opossum Didelphis virginiana.

(5) The following mollusks are classified as prohibited species:

(a) New Zealand mudsnail Potamopyrgus antipodarum;

(b) Quagga mussel Dreissena bugensis; and

(c) Zebra mussel Dreissena polymorpha.

(6) The following reptiles are classified as prohibited:

(a) African rock python Python sebae;

(b) Alligatoridae family;

(c) Amethystine python Morelia amethistina;

(d) Boomslang Dispholidus typus;

(e) Burrowing asps (all species in family Atractaspidae);

(f) Coral snakes (all species in family Elapidae);

(g) Cobras (all species in family Elapidae);

(h) Crocodylidae family;

(i) Green Anaconda Eunectes marinus;

(j) Indian python (including the Burmese python) Python molurus;

(k) Kraits (all species in family Elapidae);

(l) Mambas (all species in family Elapidae);

(m) Pit vipers and true vipers (all species in family Viperidae except species indigenous to Montana);

(n) Red-eared slider Trachemys scripta elegans; and

(o) Reticulated python Python reticulatus.

(7) The following birds are classified as prohibited:

(a) California quail Callipepla californica; and

(b) Gambel's quail Callipepla gambelii.

History: 87-5-704, 87-5-705, 87-5-712, MCA; IMP, 87-5-707, 87-5-708, 87-5-711, 87-5-712, MCA; NEW, 2005 MAR p. 814, Eff. 5/27/05; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 2823, Eff. 11/10/06; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 1187, Eff. 8/24/07; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 2179, Eff. 10/10/08; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 2812, Eff. 12/10/10; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 1919, Eff. 8/22/14; AMD, 2015 MAR p. 1272, Eff. 8/28/15; AMD, 2016 MAR p. 2335, Eff. 12/10/16.