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Nongame Regulation 220.-2-.92

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 subterraneusls

Chub, Spotfin

Cyprinella monacha

Darter, Boulder

Etheostoma wapiti

Darter, Brighteye Etheostoma lynceum

Darter, Coldwater

Etheostoma ditrema

Darter, Crystal

Crystallaria asprella

Darter, Goldline

Percina aurolineata

Darter, Holiday

Etheostoma brevirostrum

Darter, Lipstick

Etheostoma chuckwachatte

Darter, Lollipop

Etheostoma neopterum

Darter, Rush Etheostoma phytophilum

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

Sculpin, Pygmy

Cottus paulus

Shad, Alabama

Alosa alabamae

Shiner, Blackmouth Notropis melanostomus

Shiner, Blue

Cyprinella caerulea

Shiner, Cahaba

Notropis cahabae

Shiner, Ironcolor Notropis chalybaeus

Shiner, Palezone  

Notropis albizonatus

Sunfish, Spring Pygmy

Elassoma alabamae

Sturgeon, Alabama

Scaphirhynchus suttkusi

Sturgeon, Gulf 

Acipenser oxyrhynchus desotoi

Sturgeon, Lake Acipenser fulvescens


Common Name

Scientific Name

Frog, Dusky Gopher 

Rana capito sevosa

Hellbender, Eastern

Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis

Salamander, Flatwoods

Ambystoma cingulatum

Salamander, Green

Aneides aeneus

Salamander, Red Hills

Phaeognathus hubrichti

Salamander, Seal

Desmognathus monticola
(of Coastal Plain origin)

Salamander, Tennessee Cave

Gyrinophilus palleucus

Treefrog, Pine Barrens

Hyla andersonii


Common Name

Scientific Name

Snake, Black Pine 

Pituophis melanoleucus lodingi

Snake, Eastern Coachwhip

Masticophis flagellum flagellum

Snake, Eastern Indigo

Drymarchon corais couperi

Snake, Florida Pine

Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus

Snake, Gulf Salt Marsh

Nerodia fasciata clarkii

Snake, Southern Hognose 

Heterodon simus

Terrapin, Mississippi Diamondback

Malaclemys terrapin pileata

Tortoise, Gopher

Gopherus polyphemus

Turtle, Alabama Map

Graptemys pulchra

Turtle, Alabama Red-bellied

Pseudemys alabamensis

Turtle, Alligator Snapping

Macroclemys temminckii

Turtle, Barbour's Map

Graptemys barbouri

Turtle, Black-knobbed Sawback

Graptemys nigrinoda

Turtle, Escambia Bay Map

Graptemys ernsti


Common Name

Scientific Name

Crane, Mississippi Sandhill

Grus canadensis pulla

Dove, Common Ground

Columbina passerina

Eagle, Bald

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Eagle, Golden 

Aguila chrysaetos

Egret, Reddish

Egretta rufescens

Falcon, Peregrine

Falco peregrinus

Hawk, Cooper's

Accipiter cooperi


Falco columbarius


Pandion haliaetus

Oystercatcher, American

Haematopus palliatus

Pelican, American White

Pelecanus erthrorhynchos

Plover, Piping

Charadrius melodus

Plover, Snowy

Charadrius alexandrinus

Plover, Wilson’s

Charadrius wilsonia

Stork, Wood

Mycteria americana

Tern, Gull-billed

Sterna nilotica

Warbler, Bachman's

Vermivora bachmani

Woodpecker, Red-cockaded

 Picoides borealis

Wren, Bewick's

Thryomanes bewickii


Common Name

Scientific Name

Bat, Gray Myotis

Myotis grisescens

Bat, Indiana

Myotis sodalis 

Bat, Rafinesque's Big-eared

Corynorhinus rafinesquii

Bat, Southeastern

Myotis austroriparius

Gopher, Southeastern Pocket

Geomys pinetis 

Mouse, Alabama Beach

Peromyscus polionotus ammobates

Mouse, Meadow Jumping

Zapus hudsonius

Mouse, Perdido Key Beach

Peromyscus polionotus trissylepsis

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 to collect or offer for sale sell or trade for anything of value any box turtle (Terrapene Carolina), box turtle part or reproductive product except by permit as outlined in paragraph (1

(3) It shall be unlawful to collects harvest, possess offer for sale sell or trade for anything of monetary value any common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina serpentina) or soft shell turtles (Apalone ferox, Apalone muticus muticus, Apalone muticus calvatus, Apalone spiniferus spiniferus, Abalone spiniferus asper) with a carapace length less than eight inches (Except any species protected under this paragraph taken in a live trap by a pond owner or his agent while controlling nuisance animals is exempt but may not be sold or offered for sale or traded for anything of monetary value).

(4) It shall be unlawful for any person to take or possess more than ten (10) legally taken turtles per day on the public waters or banks of the public waters of this state.

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

 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