Alabama Information

Potential and current vendors, please review these pages to become familiar with Repticon’s rules and show schedule, and also to review State and local laws and requirements. You may also register for tables using our online form or contact a Vendor Coordinator at the Booking Office.

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Alabama Rules & Information

These Rules & Information are provided as a convenience to Repticon vendors and exhibitors, and may not be comprehensive for every animal. Each vendor is responsible for researching and complying with all current laws regarding their animals.

City of Montgomery:

Vendors will need to obtain a TRANSIENT MERCHANT LICENSE for $52.

State of Alabama Information:

Alabama Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources


Please follow the above link to review what “non game” species are restricted

Further additional restrictions include:

No Crocodilians (except caimans, which are permitted to be sold)
Game animals

No Prairie Dogs and no wild rodents may be possessed or sold in Alabama. (Feeder rodents and common small pet rodents such as gerbils may be sold.)

A “Turtle’s Dealer” Permit is required for anyone selling live turtles. Information and an application may be found HERE.

Non-game 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 non-game 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:
(a) FishesConservation Chapter 220-2
Supp. 12/31/14 2-157
Common Name Scientific Name
Cavefish, Alabama Speoplatyrhinus poulsoni
Cavefish, Southern Typhlichthys subterraneus
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, Palezone Notropis albizonatus
Sunfish, Spring Pygmy Elassoma alabamae
Sturgeon, Alabama Scaphirynchus suttkusi
Sturgeon, Gulf Acipenser oxyrhynchus desotoi
Sturgeon, Lake Acipenser fulvescens
(b) Amphibians
Common Name Scientific Name
Amphiuma, One-toed Amphiuma pholeter
Frog, Gopher Rana capito
Frog, Mississippi Gopher Rana sevosaChapter 220-2 Conservation
Supp. 12/31/14 2-158
Frog, River Rana hecksceri
Hellbender, Eastern Cryptobranchus 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
(c) Reptiles
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
Snake, Eastern King Lampropeltis getula getula
Snake, Eastern Coral Micrurus fulvius
Snake, Gulf Salt Marsh Nerodia clarkii
Snake, Prairie King Lampropeltis calligaster
Snake, Rainbow Farancia 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 nigrinodaConservation Chapter 220-2
Supp. 12/31/14 2-159
Turtle, Escambia Map Graptemys ernsti
Turtle, Flattened Musk Sternotherus depressus
Informational Note: See Section 9-11-269, Code of Alabama 1975,
relating to protection of the flattened musk turtle
(Sternotherus depressus).
(d) Birds
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
(e) Mammals
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
Mouse, Meadow Jumping Zapus hudsonius
Mouse, Perdido Key Beach Peromyscus
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

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