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.
Hypophtalmichtys molitrix & Hypophtalmichtys nobilis Photo credit: © Katie Steiger-Meister/USFWS
Orconectes rusticus Photo credit: U.S. Geological Survey, Bugwood.org
Dreissena bugensis Photo credit: Lyndsey Manzo, Ohio Sea Grant & Stone Laboratory/Flickr
Scardinius erythropthalmus Photo credit: U.S. Geological Survey , U.S. Geological Survey, Bugwood.org
Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission
Banned Aquatic Invasive Species
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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.