Are piranhas legal in California?

State of California - Department of Fish and Wildlife RESTRICTED SPECIES LAWS AND REGULATIONS MANUAL 671 DFW 1312d (REV. 04/08/21) Page 1 of 67 Restricted Species Laws and Regulations Importation, Transportation and Possession of Wild Animals - Manual 671

§2118. Unlawful to Import, Etc. Specified Animals; Exceptions It is unlawful to import, transport, possess, or release alive into this state, except under a revocable, nontransferable permit as provided in this chapter and the regulations pertaining thereto, any wild animal of the following species: (e) Class Osteichthyes (bony fishes)

Family Characidae (characins) Banded tetra, Astyanax fasciatus All species of piranhas


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