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    List of Prohibited Fish, Shellfish, and Invasive Plants in Texas


    Lampreys, Family Petromyzontidae
    All species except Ichthyomyzon castaneus and I. gagei
    Freshwater Stingrays, Family Potamotrygonidae
    All species
    Arapaima, Family Osteoglossidae
    Arapaima gigas
    South American Pike Characoids, Family Characidae
    All species of genus Acestrorhyncus
    African Tiger Fishes, Family, Subfamily Alestiidae: Hydrocyninae
    All species of genus Hydrocynus
    Piranhas and Pirambebas, Family Serrasalmideae, Subfamily Serrasalminae
    All species except pacus of the genus Piaractus
    Payara and other wolf or vampire tetras, Family Characidae, Subfamily Rhaphiodontinae
    All species of genera Hydrolycus and Rhaphiodon, including Cynodon
    Dourados, Family Characidae, Subfamily Bryconinae
    All species of genus Salminus
    South American Tiger Fishes, Family Erythrinidae
    All species
    South American Pike Characoids, Family Ctenolucidae
    All species of genera Ctenolucius and Boulengerella, including Luciocharax and Hydrocinus
    African Pike Characoids, Families Hepsetidae and Ichthyboridae
    All species
    Electric Eels, Family Electrophoridae
    Electrophorus electricus
    Carps and Minnows, Family Cyprinidae
    All species and hybrids of species of genera:
    Aspius, Pseudoaspius, Aspiolucius (Asps);
    Abramis, Blicca, Megalobrama, Parabramis (Old World Breams);
    Hypophthalmichthys or Aristichthys (Bighead Carp);
    Mylopharyngodon (Black Carp);
    Ctenopharyngodon (Grass Carp);
    Cirrhinus (Mud Carp);
    Thynnichthys (Sandkhol Carp);
    Hypophthalmichthys (Silver Carp);
    Catla (Catla);
    Leuciscus (Old World Chubs, Ide, Orfe, Daces);
    Tor, including the species Barbus hexiglonolepsis (Giant Barbs and Mahseers);
    Rutilus (Roaches);
    Scardinius (Rudds);
    Elopichthys (Yellowcheek);
    Catlocarpio (Giant Siamese Carp);
    All species of the genus Labeo (Labeos) except Labeo chrysophekadion (Black SharkMinnow)
    Walking Catfishes, Family Clariidae
    All species
    Electric Catfishes, Family Malapteruridae
    All species
    South American Parasitic Candiru Catfishes, Subfamilies Stegophilinae and Vandelliinae
    All species
    Pike Killifish, Family Poeciliidae
    Belonesox belizanus
    Marine Stonefishes, Family Synanceiidae
    All species
    Tilapia, Family Cichlidae
    All species of genera Tilapia, Oreochromis and Saratherodon
    Asian Pikeheads, Family Luciocephalidae
    All species
    Snakeheads, Family Channidae
    All species
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    Old World Pike-Perches, Family Percidae
    All species of the genus Sander except Sander vitreum
    Nile Perch, Family Centropomidae (also called Latidae)
    All species of genera Lates and Luciolates
    Seatrouts and Corvinas, Family Sciaenidae
    All species of genus Cynoscion except Cynoscion nebulosus, C. nothus, and C. arenarius
    Whale Catfishes, Family Cetopsidae
    All species
    Ruffe, Family Percidae
    All species of genus Gymnocephalus
    Air sac Catfishes, Family Heteropneustidae
    All species
    Swamp Eels, Rice Eels or One-Gilled Eel, Family Synbranchidae
    All species
    Freshwater Eels, Family Anguilliidae
    All species except Anguilla rostrata
    Round Gobies, Family Gobiidae
    All species of genus Neogobius, including N. melanostoma
    Temperate Basses, Family Moronidae
    All species except for Morone saxatilis, M. chrysops and M. mississippiensis and hybrids between these three species
    Temperate Perches, Family Percichthyidae
    All species, including species of the genus Siniperca (Chinese perches)

    Crayfishes, Family Parastacidae
    All species
    Mittencrabs, Family Grapsidae
    All species of genus Eriocheir
    Applesnails and Giant Ram's-horn Snails
    All genera and species of the Family Ampullariidae (previously called Pilidae) including Pomacea andMarisa, except spiketop applesnail (Pomacea bridgesii)
    Zebra Mussels, Family Dreissenidae
    All species of genus Dreissena
    Penaeid Shrimp, Family Penaeidae
    All species of genera Penaeus, Litopenaeus, Farfantepenaeus, Fenneropenaeus, Marsupenaeus, andMelicertus (all previously considered Penaeus) except L. setiferus, Far. aztecus and Far. duorarum
    Oysters, Family Ostreidae
    All species except Crassostrea virginica and Ostrea equestris

    Aquatic Plants
    Giant or Dotted Duckweed, Family Lemnaceae
    Landolita punctata
    Salvinia, Family Salviniaceae
    All species of genus Salvinia, including Salvinia molesta (giant salvinia)
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    Waterhyacinths, Family Pontederiaceae
    Eichhornia crassipes (floating waterhyacinth) and Eichhornia azurea (rooted waterhyacinth)
    Waterlettuce, Family Araceae
    Pistia stratiotes
    Hydrilla, Family Hydrocharitaceae
    Hydrilla verticillata
    Lagarosiphon, Family Hydrocharitaceae
    Lagarosiphon major
    Eurasian Watermilfoil, Family Haloragaceae
    Myriophyllum spicatum
    Alligatorweed, Family Amaranthaceae
    Alternanthera philoxeroides
    Paperbark, Family Myrtaceae
    Melaleuca quinquenervia
    Torpedograss, Family Gramineae
    Panicum repens
    Water Spinach, Family Convolvulaceae
    Ipomoea aquatica (also called ong choy, rau mong and kangkong)
    Limnophila sessiflora
    Narrowleaf False Pickerelweed
    Monochoria hastata
    Heartshaped False Pickerelweed
    Monochoria vaginalis
    Ottelia alismoides
    Wetland Nightshade
    Solanum tampicense
    Exotic Bur-reed
    Sparganium erectum
    Brazilian Peppertree
    Schinus terebinthifolius
    Purple Loosestrife
    Lythrum salicaria
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