Ala. Admin. Code r. 220-2-.92

Current through Register Vol. 41, No. 11, August 31, 2023
Section 220-2-.92 - Protected Nongame Species
(1) It shall be unlawful to take, capture, kill, or attempt to take, capture or kill; possess, sell, trade for anything of monetary value, or offer to sell or trade for anything of monetary value; or propagate the following nongame wildlife species, or any parts or reproductive products of such species, or any hybrids of such species without a scientific collection permit or written permit from the Commissioner, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, which shall specifically state what the permittee may do with regard to said species:
(a) Fishes

Common Name

Scientific Name

* Cavefish, Alabama

Speoplatyrhinus poulsoni

* Cavefish, Southern

Typhlichthys subterraneus

* Chub, Shoal

Macrhybopis hyostoma

* Chub, Spotfin

Erimonax monacus

* Darter, Bankhead

Percina sipsi

* Darter, Blotchside

Persina burtoni

* Darter, Bluebreast

Etheostoma camurum

* Darter, Boulder

Etheostoma wapiti

* Darter, Brighteye

Etheostoma lynceum

* Darter, Coldwater

Etheostoma ditrema

* Darter, Crystal

Crystallaria asprella

* Darter, Goldline

Percina aurolineata

* Darter, Halloween

Percina crypta

* Darter, Holiday

Etheostoma brevirostrum

* Darter, Lipstick

Etheostoma chuckwachatte

* Darter, Lollipop

Etheostoma neopterum

* Darter, Rush

Etheostoma phytophilum

* Darter, Scaly Sand

Ammocrypta vivax

* Darter, Slackwater

Etheostoma boschungi

* Darter, Slenderhead

Percina phoxocephala

* Darter, Snail

Percina tanasi

* Darter, Trispot

Etheostoma trisella

* Darter, Tuscumbia

Etheostoma tuscumbia

* Darter, Vermilion

Etheostoma chermocki

* Darter, Watercress

Etheostoma nuchale

* Logperch, Blotchside

Percina burtoni

* Madtom, Frecklebelly

Noturus munitus

* Madtom, Mountain

Noturus eleutherus

* Minnow, Suckermouth

Phenacobius mirabilis

* Sculpin, Pygmy

Cottus paulus

* Shad, Alabama

Alosa alabamae

* Shiner, Blackmouth

Notropis melanostomus

* Shiner, Blue

Cyprinella caerulea

* Shiner, Bluestripe

Cyprinella callitaenia

* Shiner, Broadstripe

Pteronotropis euryzonus

* Shiner, Cahaba

Notropis cahabae

* Shiner, Dusky

Notropis cummingsae

* Shiner, Ironcolor

Notropis chalybaeus

* Shiner, Palezone

Notropis albizonatus

* Sunfish, Spring Pygmy

Elassoma alabamae

* Sturgeon, Alabama

Scaphirynchus suttkusi

* Sturgeon, Gulf

Acipenser oxyrhynchus desotoi

* Sturgeon, Lake

Acipenser fulvescens

(b) Amphibians

Common Name

Scientific Name

* Amphiuma, One-toed

Amphiuma pholeter

* Frog, Crawfish

Lithobates areolatus

* Frog, Gopher

Lithobates capito

* Frog, Little Grass

Pseudacris ocularis

* Frog, Mississippi Gopher

Lithobates sevosa

* Frog, River

Lithobates heckscheri

* Frog, Wood

Lithobates sylvaticus

* Hellbender, Eastern

Cryptobranchus sp

* Mudpuppy

Necturus maculosus

* Salamander, Reticulated Flatwoods

Ambystoma bishopi

* Salamander, Eastern Tiger

Ambystoma tigrinum

* Salamander, Green

Aneides aeneus

* Salamander, Red Hills

Phaeognathus hubrichti

* Salamander, Seal

Desmognathus monticola

* Salamander, Seepage

Desmognathus aeneus

* Salamander, Small-mouthed

Ambystoma texanum

* Salamander, Southern Dusky

Desmognathus auriculatus

* Salamander, Southern Red-backed

Plethodon serratus

* Salamander, Tennessee Cave

Gyrinophilus palleucus

* Siren, Reticulated

Siren reticulata

* Treefrog, Pine Barrens

Hyla andersonii

* Waterdog, Black Warrior

Necturus alabamensis

(c) Reptiles

Common Name

Scientific Name

* Lizard. Eastern Slender Glass

Ophisaurus attenuates longicaudus

* Lizard, Mimic Glass

Ophisaurus mimicus

* Skink, Coal

Plestiodon anthracinus

* Skink, Southeastern Five-lined

Plestiodon inexpectatus

* Snake, Pine

Pituophis melanoleucus ssp.

* Snake, Eastern Indigo

Drymarchon couperi

* Snake, Eastern Coral

Micrurus fulvius

* Snake, Gulf Salt Marsh

Nerodia clarkii

* Snake, All Native King

Lampropeltis spp.

* Snake, Rainbow

Farancia erytrogramma

* Snake, Southern Hognose

Heterodon simus

* Terrapin, Diamondback

Malaclemys spp.

* Tortoise, Gopher

Gopherus polyphemus

* Turtle, Alabama Red-bellied

Pseudemys alabamensis

* Turtle, All Map

Graptemys spp.

* Turtle, Flattened Musk

Sternotherus depressus

* Turtle, Alligator Snapping

Macrochelys temminikii

* Turtle, Razor-backed Musk

Sternotherus carinatus

Informational Note: See Section 9-11-269, Code of Ala. 1975, relating to protection of the flattened musk turtle (Sternotherus depressus).

(d) Birds

All nongame birds are protected under the provisions of this regulation except crows, and non-native species including starlings, house sparrows, Eurasian collared doves, rock pigeons.

(e) Mammals

Common Name

Scientific Name

* Bat, Brazilian Free-tailed

Tadarida brasiliensis

* Bat, Eastern Small-footed

Myotis leibii

* Bat, Gray

Myotis grisescens

* Bat, Indiana

Myotis sodalis

* Bat, Little Brown

Myotis lucifugus

* Bat, Northern Long-eared

Myotis septentrionalis

* Bat, Northern Yellow

Lasiurus intermedius

* Bat, Rafinesque's Big-eared

Corynorhinus rafinesquii

* Bat, Southeastern

Myotis austroriparius

* Bat, Tricolored

Perimyotis subflavus

* Gopher, Southeastern Pocket

Geomys pinetis

* Manatee, West Indian

Trichechus manatus

* Mouse, Alabama Beach

Peromyscus polionotus


* Mouse, Meadow Jumping

Zapus hudsonius

* Mouse, Perdido Key Beach



* Shrew, Pygmy

Sorex hoyi

* Shrew, Smoky

Sorex fumeus

* Cottontail, Appalachian

Sylvilagus obscurus

* Rabbit, Marsh

Sylvilagus palustris

* Skunk, Spotted

Spilogale putorius

* Weasel, Long-tailed

Neogale frenata

* Woodrat, Allegheny

Neotoma magister

(f) Other State or Federally protected nongame species.
(2) It shall be unlawful for any person to take, capture, kill or possess any bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) or pig frog (Lithobates grylio) from the public waters of this state for commercial purposes. Furthermore it shall be unlawful for any person to take, capture, kill or possess more than twenty (20) bullfrogs and pig frogs in aggregate from the public waters of this state during any twenty-four (24) hour period from 12 noon to the following 12 noon.
(3) It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, offer for sale, or trade anything of value for any Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus), hybrid, or any parts, or possess alive any Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake or hybrid without a permit from the Commissioner. Nothing herein is intended to prevent the relocation of live Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnakes (Crotalus adamanteus) to suitable native habitat within the county of capture when conducted in the same day as capture and with landowner permission.
(4) It shall be unlawful to possess more than one (1) box turtle or to offer for sale, sell, or trade for anything of value any box turtle (Terrapene spp.), box turtle part, or reproductive product except by permit as outlined in paragraph (1).

Ala. Admin. Code r. 220-2-.92

Effective July 18, 1987. Amended: January 2, 1990; September 16, 1992. Amended: Filed: October 13, 1994; effective November 18, 1994. Amended: Filed September 13, 1995; effective October 19, 1995. Amended: Filed August 18, 1997; effective September 23, 1997. Amended: Filed October 28, 1998; effective December 3, 1998. Amended: Filed April 1, 1999; effective May 6, 1999. Amended: Filed September 13, 1999; effective October 18, 1999. Amended: Filed June 9, 2000; effective July 14, 2000. Amended: Filed June 19, 2001; effective July 24, 2001. Amended: Filed July 16, 2002; effective August 20, 2002. Amended: Filed June 16, 2003; effective July 20, 2003. Amended: Filed June 10, 2004; effective July 15, 2004. Amended: Filed October 18, 2005; effective November 22, 2005. Amended: Filed August 10, 2006; effective September 14, 2006. Amended: Filed May 22, 2007; effective June 26, 2007. Amended: Filed September 12, 2007; effective October 17, 2007. Amended: Filed May 13, 2009; effective June 17, 2009. Amended: Filed August 26, 2011; effective September 30, 2011.
Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXIV, Issue No. 09, June 30, 2016, eff. 7/30/2016.
Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXV, Issue No. 08, May 31, 2017, eff. 6/23/2017.
Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XL, Issue No. 12, September 30, 2022, eff. 11/14/2022.

Author: Christopher M. Blankenship

Statutory Authority:Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 9-2-7, 9-2-8, 9-2-12 and Act No. 82-424, Acts of Alabama.

PENALTY: As provided by law.