It is unlawful to possess, introduce or import, transport, sell, purchase, offer for sale or barter the following live species in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission

 Banned Aquatic Invasive Species

Species Profiles

 View photos and profiles for each of the species listed in this category.

Common: Species found in at least 1/3 of Pennsylvania counties.

Uncommon: Species found in Pennsylvania, but not widespread (i.e., found in less than 1/3 of Pennsylvania counties.)

Not present: Species not yet found in Pennsylvania.

*Status column last updated in January 2019.

The Pennsylvania iMapInvasives Program is a partnership of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, the Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program, and NatureServe.

Funding for Pennsylvania iMapInvasives is provided by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

NatureServe logo, iMapInvasives partner
Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program, iMapInvasives partner
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative logo, iMapInvasives funding source