CAL. FGC. CODE § 2118 : California Code - Section 2118

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:

(a)

Class Aves: (birds)

Family Cuculidae (cuckoos)

All Species.

Family Alaudidae (larks)

Skylark, Alauda arvensis

Family Corvidae (crows, jays, magpies)

All species.

Family Turdidae (thrushes)

European blackbird, Turdus merula

Missel (or mistle), thrush, Turdus

viscivorus

Family Sturnidae (starlings and mynas or

mynahs)

All species of the family, except hill

myna (or

hill mynah),

Gracula religiosa (sometimes referred to

as

Eulabes religiosa)

Family Ploceidae (weavers)

The following species:

Spanish sparrow, Passer hispaniolensis

Italian sparrow, Passer italiae

European tree sparrow, Passer montanus

Cape sparrow, Passer capensis

Madagascar weaver, Foudia

madagascariensis

Baya weaver, Ploceus baya

Hawaiian rice bird, Munia nisoria

Red-billed quelea, Quelea quelea

Red-headed quelea, Quelea erythrops

Family Fringillidae (sparrows, finches,

buntings)

Yellowhammer, Emberiza citrinella

(b)

Class Mammalia (mammals)

Order Primates

All species except those in family

Hominidae

Order Edentata (sloths, anteaters,

armadillos, etc.)

All

species.

Order Marsupialia (marsupials or pouched

mammals)

All species.

Order Insectivora (shrews, moles,

hedgehogs, etc.)

All species.

Order Dermoptera (gliding lemurs)

All species.

Order Chiroptera (bats)

All species.

Order Monotremata (spiny anteaters,

platypuses)

All species.

Order Pholidota (pangolins, scaly

anteaters)

All species.

Order Lagomorpha (pikas, rabbits, hares)

All species, except domesticated races

of rabbits.

Order Rodentia (rodents)

All species, except domesticated golden

hamsters, also known as Syrian hamster,

Mesocricetus auratus; domesticated races

of

rats or mice (white or albino; trained,

dancing or spinning, laboratory-reared);

and domestic strains of guinea pig (Cavia

porcellus).

Order Carnivora (carnivores)

All species, except domestic dogs (Canis

familiaris) and domestic cats (Felis

catus).

Order Tubulidentata (aardvarks)

All species.

Order Proboscidea (elephants)

All species.

Order Hyracoidea (hyraxes)

All species.

Order Sirenia (dugongs, manatees)

All species.

Order Perissodactyla (horses, zebras,

tapirs,

rhinoceroses, etc.)

All species except those of the family

Equidae.

Order Artiodactyla (swine,

peccaries, camels,

deer, elk, except elk (genus Cervus)

which are

subject to Section 2118.2, moose,

antelopes,

cattle, goats, sheep, etc.)

All species except: domestic swine of

the family

Suidae; American bison, and domestic

cattle,

sheep and goats of the family Bovidae;

races

of big-horned sheep (Ovis canadensis) now

or formerly indigenous to this state.

Mammals of the orders Primates,

Edentata,

Dermoptera, Monotremata, Pholidota,

Tubulidentata,

Proboscidea, Perissodactyla, Hyracoidea, Sirenia

and

Carnivora are restricted for the welfare of the

animals,

except animals of the families Viverridae and

Mustelidae

in the order Carnivora are restricted because

such

animals are undesirable and a menace to native

wildlife,

the agricultural interests of the state, or to

the

public

health or safety.

(c)

Class amphibia (frogs, toads,

salamanders)

Family Bufonidae (toads)

Giant toad or marine toad, Bufo marinus

(d)

Class Monorhina

(lampreys)

All species.

(e)

Class Osteichthyes (bony fishes)

Family Serranidae (bass)

White perch, Morone or Roccus

americana

Family Clupeidae (herring)

Gizzard shad, Dorosoma cepedianum

Family Sciaenidae (croakers)

Freshwater sheepshead, Aplodinotus

grunniens

Family Characidae (characins)

Banded tetra, Astyanax fasciatus

All species of piranhas

Family Lepisosteidae (gars)

All species.

Family Amiidae (bowfins)

All species.

(f)

Class Reptilia (snakes, lizards,

turtles, alligators)

Family Crocodilidae

All species.

(g)

Class Crustacea (crustaceans)

Genus Cambarus (crayfishes)

All species.

Genus Astacus (crayfishes)

All species.

Genus Astacopsis (crayfishes)

All species.

(h)

Class Gastropoda (slugs, snails, clams)

All species of slugs.

All species of land snails.

(i) Other classes, orders, families, genera, and

species

of wild animals which may be designated by the

commission in cooperation with the Department of

Food

and Agriculture, (1) when the class, order,

family,

genus,

or species is proven to be undesirable and a

menace to

native wildlife or the agricultural interests of

the state,

or

(2) to provide for the welfare of wild

animals.

(j) Except as expressly authorized in this code,

any

live

nonindigenous Atlantic salmon or the roe thereof

into

the

Smith River

watershed.

(k) Classes, families, genera, and species in

addition

to

those listed in this section may be added to or

deleted

from the above lists from time to time by

commission

regulations in cooperation with the Department

of

Food

and Agriculture.