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Prohibited Species

Prohibited species are live, exotic wildlife species, subspecies, or hybrid of that species, including viable embryos or gametes, that may not be possessed, sold, purchased, exchanged, or transported in Montana, except as provided in MCA 87-5-709 or ARM 12.6.2220

Amphibians | Crustaceans | Fish | Mammals | Mollusks | Reptiles

Amphibians

Species NameDate ClassifiedReference
African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) 5/2005 ARM 12.6.2215
North American bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) 5/2005 ARM 12.6.2215
Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) 8/2014 ARM 12.6.2215

Birds

Species NameDate ClassifiedReference
California quail (Callipepla californica) 8/2014 ARM 12.6.2215
Gambel's quail (Callipepla gambelii) 8/2014 ARM 12.6.2215

Crustaceans

Species NameDate ClassifiedReference
Rusty crayfish (Orconectes rusticus) 5/2005 ARM 12.6.2215

Fish

Species NameDate ClassifiedReference
Bighead carp (Hypophthalmic nobilis) 5/2005 ARM 12.6.2215
Black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus) 5/2005 ARM 12.6.2215
Eurasian Ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernuus) 5/2005 ARM 12.6.2215
Grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) 5/2005 ARM 12.6.2215 
Round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) 5/2005  ARM 12.6.2215 
Silver carp ( Hypophthalmic molitrix) 5/2005  ARM 12.6.2215 
Snakehead fish (29 species in the Genus Channa and Parachanna) 5/2005 ARM 12.6.2215
Walking catfish (Clarias batachus) 11/2006 ARM 12.6.2215
White perch (Morone americana) 8/2007 ARM 12.6.2215
Zander - European pikeperch (Sander lucioperca) 11/2006 ARM 12.6.2215

Mammals

Species NameDate ClassifiedReference
Addax (Addax nasomaculatus) 1/1999 ARM 12.6.1540
Apes (Pongidae family ) 8/2007 ARM 12.6.2215
Argali sheep (Ovis ammon) 8/2014 ARM 12.6.2215
Axis deer (Axis axis) 1/1999 ARM 12.6.1540
Barbary sheep or Auoudad (Ammotragus lervia) 1/1999 ARM 12.6.1540
Bats (Sub order microchioptera) 1/1999 MCA 50-23-101
Brushed-tailed possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) 11/2006 ARM 12.6.2215
Chamois (Rudicapra sp.) 1/1999 ARM 12.6.1540
Collared peccary (javelina) (Tayassu tajacu) 1/1999 ARM 12.6.1540
Exotic goats and Ibexes
(All species in the genus Capra except domestic goats, Capra hircus)
1/1999 ARM 12.6.1540
Foxes (Vulpes sp.) 10/1981 MCA 50.23.101
Gibbons (primates in the family Hylobatidae) 8/2007 ARM 12.6.2215
Hyena (Hyaenidaefamily ) 12/2010 ARM 12.6.2215
Mouflon sheep (Ovis musimon) 1/1999 ARM 12.6.1540
New World Primates (Cebidae family) 11/2006 ARM 12.6.2215
Nutria (Myocastor coypus) 5/2005 ARM 12.6.2215
Old World Monkeys (Cercopithecidaefamily ) 8/2007 ARM 12.6.2215
Oryx and Gemsbok (Oryx besia, Oryx dammah, Oryx gazella, Oryx leucoryx) 1/1999 ARM 12.6.1540
Raccoons (Procyon sp.) 10/1981 MCA 50.23.101
Reedbucks (Redunca sp.) 1/1999 ARM 12.6.1540
Red deer (Cervus elaphus) 1/1999  ARM 12.6.1540
Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus and Capreolus pygarus) 1/1999 ARM 12.6.1540
Rusa deer (Cervus timorensis) 1/1999 ARM 12.6.1540
Russian boar, European boar, and hybrids thereof (Sus scrofa scrofa) 1/1999 ARM 12.6.1540
Sambar deer (Cervus unicolor) 1/1999 ARM 12.6.1540
Short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica) 11/2006 ARM 12.6.2215
Sika deer (Cervus nippon) 1/1999  ARM 12.6.1540
Skunks (Genus Spilogale, Conepatus, and Methitis) 10/1981 MCA 50-23-101
Small spotted Genet (Genetta genetta) 10/2008  ARM 12.6.2215
Southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans) 11/2006 ARM 12.6.2215
Tahr (Hemitragus sp.) 1/1999  ARM 12.6.1540
Transcaspian urial sheep (Ovis aries vignei) 8/2014  ARM 12.6.2215
Virginia opossum or North American Opossum (Didephis virginiana) 11/2006 ARM 12.6.2215

Mollusks

Species NameDate ClassifiedReference
New Zealand mudsnail (Potamopyrgus antipodarum) 5/2005 ARM 12.6.2215
Quagga mussel (Dreissena bugensis) 8/2007 ARM 12.6.2215
Zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) 5/2005 ARM 12.6.2215

Reptiles

Species NameDate ClassifiedReference
African rock python (Python sebae) 8/2007 ARM 12.6.2215
Alligatoridae family 8/2007 ARM 12.6.2215
Amethystine python (Morelia amethistina) 8/2007 ARM 12.6.2215
Boomslang (Dispholidus tyypus) 5/2005 ARM 12.6.2215
Burrowing asps (All species in the family Atractaspidae) 5/2005 ARM 12.6.2215
Elapidae Family (231 species) 5/2005  ARM 12.6.2215
Crocodylidae family 8/2007 ARM 12.6.2215
Green Anaconda (Eunectes marinus) 8/2007 ARM 12.6.2215
Indian python - including the Burmese python (Python molurus) 8/2007 ARM 12.6.2215

Pit vipers and true vipers
(All species in the family Viperidae except species indigenous to Montana)

5/2005 ARM 12.6.2215
Reticulated python (Python reticulatus) 8/2007 ARM 12.6.2215