220-2-.92 Nongame Species Regulation

(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, the following nongame wildlife species (or any parts or reproductive products 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:



Common Name

Scientific Name

Cavefish, Alabama

Speoplatyrhinus poulsoni

Cavefish, Southern

Typhlichthys subterraneus

Chub, Shoal

Macrhybopsis hyostoma

Chub, Spotfin

Erimonax monachus

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



Common Name

Scientific Name

Amphiuma, One-toed

Amphiuma pholeter

Frog, Gopher

Lithobates capito

Frog, Mississippi Gopher Frog

Lithobates sevosa

Frog, River

Lithobates hecksceri

Hellbender, Eastern

Cryptobranchus Spp

Salamander, Reticulated Flatwoods

Ambystoma cingulate

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

Treefrog, Pine Barrens

Hyla andersonii

Waterdog, Black Warrior

Necturus alabamensis




Common Name

Scientific Name

Lizard, Mimic Glass

Ophisaurus mimicus

Skink, Coal

Eumeces anthracinus spp

Skink, Southeastern Five-lined

Eumeces inexpectatus

Snake, Pine:
Black Pine Snake
Northern Pine Snake
Florida Pine Snake

Pituophis melanoleucus spp

Snake, Eastern Indigo

Drymarchon couperi

Snake, Eastern Coachwhip

Masticophis flagellum flagellum

Snake, Eastern King

Lampropeltis getula

Snake, Eastern Coral

Micrurus fulvius

Snake, Gulf Salt Marsh

Nerodia fasciata clarkii

Snake, Prairie King

Lampropeltis calligaster calligaster

Snake, Rainbow

Farancia erytrogramma

Snake, Speckled King

Lampropeltis nigra

Snake, Southern Hognose

Heterodon simus

Terrapin Mississippi Diamondback

Malaclemys spp

Tortoise, Gopher

Gopherus polyphemus

Turtle, Alabama Red-bellied

Pseudemys alabamensis

Turtle, Barbour's Map

Graptemys barbouri

Turtle, Escambia Map

Graptemys ernsti

Turtle, Flattened Musk

Sternotherus depressus



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



Common Name

Scientific Name

Bat, Brazilian Free-tailed

Tadarida brasiliensis

Bat, Eastern Small-footed Myotis

Myotis leibii

Bat, Gray Myotis

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 ammobates

Mouse, Meadow Jumping

Zapus hudsonius

Mouse, Perdido Key Beach

Peromyscus polionotus trissylepsis

Shrew, Pygmy

Sorex hoyi

Shrew, Smoky

Sorex fumeus

Cottontail, Appalachian

Sylvilagus obscurus

Rabbit, Marsh

Sylvilagus palustris

Skunk, Spotted

Spilogale putorius

Weasel, Long-tailed

Mustela frenata


(f) Other State or Federally protected nongame species.

In addition any required federal permits for federally protected species must be obtained.

(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. 

Section 2.  The penalty for the violation of any provision of this regulation shall be as provided by law.

Section 3.  This regulation shall become effective on the 36th day after filing with the Legislative Reference Service.

Federally Listed Threatened and Endangered Species in Alabama