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Questions or comments regarding the state's Aquatic Invasive Species and Ballast Water Management Programs may be directed to:

Allen Pleus
AIS Coordinator
(360) 902-2724

View WAC 220-12-090
Classification - Nonnative aquatic
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Species Image Species Name  Common Name  Family  Classification 
Atractosteus spatula   Alligator Gar Lepisosteidae Prohibited
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis Bighead carp Cyprinidae Prohibited
Mylopharyngodon piceus Black carp Cyprinidae Prohibited
Serrasalmus rhombeus   Black piranha Characidae Prohibited
Clarias meladerma   Blackskin catfish Clariidae Prohibited
Amia calva   Bowfin, Grinnel, or Mudfish Amiidae Prohibited
Pimephales promelas   Fathead minnow Cyprinidae Prohibited
Leuciscus idus - Golden   Golden Orfe Cyprinidae Prohibited
Ctenopharyngodon idella   Grass carp Cyprinidae Prohibited
Lepisosteus osseus   Longnose Gar Lepisosteidae Prohibited
Esox lucius   Northern pike Escocidae Prohibited
Channa argus   Northern snakehead Channidae Prohibited
Rooseveltiella nattereri    Red piranha Characidae Prohibited
Pygocentrus nattereri    Red-Bellied piranha Characidae Prohibited
Neogobius melanostomus   Round goby Gobiidae Prohibited
Scardinius erythropthalmus   Rudd Cyprinidae Prohibited
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix Silver carp Cyprinidae Prohibited
Leuciscus idus - Silver   Silver Orfe Cyprinidae Prohibited
Clarias batrachus    Walking catfish Clariidae Prohibited