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, Bankhead

Percina sipsi

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, 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

Notropic 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

Amphiuma, One-toed

Amphiuma pholeter

Frog, Gopher

Rana capito

Frog, Mississippi Gopher

Rana sevosa

Frog, River

Rana hecksceri

Hellbender, Eastern

Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis

Salamander, Reticulated Flatwoods

Ambystoma bishopi

Salamander, Green

Aneides aeneus

Salamander, Red Hills

Phaeognathus hubrichti

Salamander, Seal

Desmognathus monticola
(of Coastal Plain origin)

Salamander, Seepage

Desmognathus aeneus

Salamander, Southern Dusky

Desmognathus auriculatus

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 ssp

Skink, Southeastern Five-lined

Eumeces inexpectatus

Snake, Pine 

Pituophis melanoleucus ssp.

Snake, Eastern Indigo

Drymarchon couperi

Snake, Eastern Coachwhip

Masticophis flagellum flagellum

Snake, Eastern King

Lampropeltis getula getula

Snake, Eastern Coral

Micrurus fulvius

Snake, Gulf Salt Marsh

Nerodia clarkii

Snake, Prairie King

Lampropeltis calligaster calligaster

Snake, Rainbow

Farancia erytrogramma erytrogramma

Snake, Speckled King

Lampropeltis getula holbrooki

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 Map

Graptemys ernsti

Turtle, Flattened Musk

Sternotherus depressus


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



Common Name

Scientific Name


Bat, Gray Myotis

Myotis grisescens


Bat, Indiana

Myotis sodalis 


Bat, Little Brown Myotis

Myotis lucifugus


Bat, Northern Long-eared Myotis

Myotis septentrionalis


Bat, Northern Yellow

Lasiurus intermedius


Bat, Rafinesque's Big-eared

Corynorhinus rafinesquii


Bat, Southeastern

Myotis austroriparius


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


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 to possess more than one 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).

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