08.03.11.03

.03 List of Native Species.

A. The following species or subspecies are considered native to Maryland and may be lawfully possessed, bred, or commercially traded only as provided in Regulations .04—.09 of this chapter:

(1) Salamanders:

(a) Red-spotted newt (Notophthalmus viridescens),

(b) Spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum),

(c) Marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum),

(d) Northern dusky salamander (Desmognathus fuscus),

(e) Seal salamander (Desmognathus monticola),

(f) Mountain dusky salamander (Desmognathus ochrophaeus),

(g) Northern two-lined salamander (Eurycea bislineata),

(h) Long-tailed salamander (Eurycea longicauda),

(i) Northern spring salamander (Gyrinophilus porphyriticus),

(j) Four-toed salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum),

(k) Eastern red-backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus),

(l) Northern slimy salamander (Plethodon glutinosus),

(m) Valley and ridge salamander (Plethodon hoffmani),

(n) Northern red salamander (Pseudotriton ruber);

(2) Frogs and toads:

(a) Eastern spadefoot (Scaphiopus holbrooki),

(b) American toad (Bufo americanus),

(c) Fowler's toad (Bufo fowleri),

(d) Northern cricket frog (Acris crepitans),

(e) Cope's gray treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis),

(f) Gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor),

(g) Green treefrog (Hyla cinerea),

(h) Northern spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer),

(i) Southeastern chorus frog (Pseudacris feriarum),

(j) Pickerel frog (Rana palustris),

(k) Southern leopard frog (Rana spenocephala),

(l) Wood frog (Rana sylvatica);

(m) Green frog (Rana clamitans),

(n) American bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana);

(3) Lizards:

(a) Eastern fence lizard (Sceloporus undulates),

(b) Common five-lined skink (Eumeces fasciatus),

(c) Little brown skink (Scincella lateralis),

(4) Snakes:

(a) Eastern wormsnake (Carphophis amoenus),

(b) Northern black racer (Coluber constrictor),

(c) Ring-necked snake (Diadophis punctatus),

(d) Cornsnake (Elaphe guttata guttata),

(e) Black ratsnake (Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta),

(f) Mole kingsnake (Lampropeltis calligaster rhombomaculata),

(g) Eastern milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum),

(h) Coastal plain milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides x triangulum),

(i) Eastern kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula getula),

(j) Red-bellied watersnake (Nerodia erythrogaster),

(k) Northern watersnake (Nerodia sipedon),

(l) Rough greensnake (Opheodrys aestivus),

(m) Smooth greensnake (Opheodrys vernalis),

(n) Dekay's brownsnake (Storeria dekayi),

(o) Red-bellied snake (Storeria occipitomaculata),

(p) Eastern gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis).

B. The following species or subspecies are considered native to Maryland and may be lawfully possessed only as provided in Regulations .04C and .05A of this chapter, or bred or commercially traded only as provided in Regulations .05—.09 of this chapter:

(1) Lizards:

(a) Broad-headed skink (Eumeces laticeps),

(b) Eastern six-lined racerunner (Cnemidophorus sexlineatus);

(2) Snakes:

(a) Eastern hog-nosed snake (Heterodon platirhinos),

(b) Queen snake (Regina septemvittata),

(c) Common ribbonsnake (Thamnophis sauritus sauritus);

(3) Turtles:

(a) Wood turtle (Glyptemys insculpta),

(b) Spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata),

(c) Eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina),

(d) Eastern painted turtle (Chrysemys picta picta),

(e) Midland painted turtle (Chrysemys picta marginata),

(f) Eastern mud turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum),

(g) Northern red-bellied cooter (Pseudemys rubriventris),

(h) Stinkpot (Sternothorus odoratus),

(i) Diamond-backed terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin).

C. Except under the authority of the permits described in Regulation .01A of this chapter, the following species or subspecies are considered native to Maryland and may not be possessed, bred, or commercially traded:

(1) Salamanders:

(a) Eastern tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum),

(b) Green salamander (Aneides aeneus),

(c) Jefferson salamander (Ambystoma jeffersonianum),

(d) Wehrle's salamander (Plethodon wehrlei),

(e) Eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis),

(f) Mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus),

(g) Eastern mud salamander (Pseudotriton montanus),

(2) Frogs and Toads:

(a) Eastern narrow-mouthed toad (Gastrophryne carolinensis),

(b) Carpenter frog (Rana virgatipes),

(c) Mountain chorus frog (Pseudacris brachyphona),

(d) Barking treefrog (Hyla gratiosa);

(3) Turtles:

(a) Northern map turtle (Graptemys geographica),

(b) Leatherback seaturtle (Dermochelys coriacea),

(c) Loggerhead seaturtle (Caretta caretta),

(d) Green seaturtle (Chelonia mydas),

(e) Atlantic hawksbill seaturtle (Eretmochelys imbricata),

(f) Kemp's ridley seaturtle (Lepidochelys kempii),

(g) Bog turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii),

(h) Spiny softshell (Apalone spinifera);

(4) Lizards: Northern coal skink (Eumeces anthracinus);

(5) Snakes:

(a) Rainbow snake (Farancia erytrogramma),

(b) Smooth earthsnake (Virginia valeriae),

(c) Northern scarletsnake (Cemophora coccinea),

(d) Timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus),

(e) Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix).

D. Unless otherwise stated, when both the scientific and common names are listed, the scientific name takes precedence over the common name.