1501:31-23-01 Special endangered wild animal regulations.

(A) Notwithstanding any other provision of this or any other wildlife order, or Chapters 1531. and 1533. of the Revised Code, the following native species and subspecies of wild animals shall be designated as endangered in accordance with section 1531.25 of the Revised Code:

(1) Mammals

Indiana bat, Myotis sodalis

Allegheny woodrat, Neotoma magister

Black bear, Ursus americanus

Snowshoe hare, Lepus americanus

(2) Birds

Cattle Egret, Bubulcus ibis

King rail, Rallus elegans

Kirtland's warbler, Dendroica kirtlandii

Common tern, Sterna hirundo

American bittern, Botaurus lentiginosus

Northern harrier, Circus cyaneus

Sandhill crane, Grus canadensis

Piping plover, Charadrius melodus

Black tern, Chlidonias niger

Bewick's wren, Thryomanes bewickii

Loggerhead shrike, Lanius ludovicianus

Lark sparrow, Chondestes grammacus

Snowy Egret, Egretta thula

Upland sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda

(3) Reptiles

Plains garter snake, Thamnophis radix

Copper-bellied water snake, Nerodia erythrogaster neglecta

Timber rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus

Eastern massasauga, Sistrurus catenatus

(4) Amphibians

Eastern Hellbender, Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis

Blue-spotted salamander, Ambystoma laterale

Green salamander, Aneides aeneus

Cave salamander, Eurycea lucifuga

Eastern spadefoot, Scaphiopus holbrookii

(5) Fish

Ohio lamprey, Ichthyomyzon bdellium

Northern brook lamprey, Ichthyomyzon fossor

Mountain brook lamprey, Ichthyomyzon greeleyi

Lake sturgeon, Acipenser fulvescens

Shovelnose sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus platorynchus

Spotted gar, Lepisosteus oculatus

Cisco or lake Herring, Coregonus artedi

Pugnose minnow, Opsopoeodus emiliae

Popeye shiner, Notropis ariommus

Longnose sucker, Catostomus catostomus

Scioto madtom, Noturus trautmani

Northern madtom, Noturus stigmosus

Pirate perch, Aphredoderus sayanus

Western banded killifish, Fundulus diaphanus menona

Spotted darter, Etheostoma maculatum

Shoal chub, Macrhybopsis hyostoma

Shortnose gar, Lepisosteus platostomus

Goldeye, Hiodon alosoides

Iowa darter, Etheostoma exile

Gilt darter, Percina evides

(6) Mollusks

Clubshell, Pleurobema clava

Fanshell, Cyprogenia stegaria

White catspaw, Epioblasma obliquata perobliqua

Northern riffleshell, Epioblasma torulosa rangiana

Yellow sandshell, Lampsilis teres

Monkeyface, Quadrula metanevra

Butterfly, Ellipsaria lineolata

Long-solid, Fusconaia maculata maculata

Ohio pigtoe, Pleurobema cordatum

Elephant-ear, Elliptio crassidens crassidens

Pink mucket, Lampsilis orbiculata

Pocketbook, Lampsilis ovata

Eastern pondmussel, Ligumia nasuta

Washboard, Megalonaias nervosa

Sheepnose, Plethobasus cyphyus

Pyramid pigtoe, Pleurobema rubrum

Rabbitsfoot, Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica

Wartyback, Quadrula nodulata

Purple lilliput, Toxolasma lividus

Rayed bean, Villosa fabilis

Little spectaclecase, Villosa lienosa

Purple catspaw, Epioblasma o. obliquata

Ebony Shell, Fusconaia ebena

Snuffbox, Epioblasma triquetra

(7) Butterflies

Persius dusky wing, Erynnis persius

Frosted elfin, Incisalia Irus

Karner blue, Lycaeides melissa samuelis

Purplish copper, Epidemia helloides

Swamp metalmark, Calephelis muticum

Regal fritillary, Speyeria idalia

Mitchell's satyr, Neonympha mitchellii

Grizzled skipper, Pyrgus centaureae wyandot

(8) Moths

Unexpected cycnia, Cycnia inopinatus

Graceful underwing, Catocala gracilis

Spartiniphaga inops

Hypocoena enervata

Papaipema silphii

Papaipema beeriana

Lithophane semiusta

Trichoclea artesta

Tiicholita notata

Melanchra assimilis

Pointed sallow, Epiglaea apiata

Ufeus plicatus

Ufeus satyricus

Erythroecia hebardi

(9) Beetles

American burying beetle, Nicrophorus americanus

Pseudanophthalmus ohioensis

(10) Dragonflies and damselflies

Hines Emerald Skimmer, Somatochlora hineana

Seepage Dancer, Argia bipunctulata

Canada Darner, Aeshna canadensis

Mottled Darner, Aeshna clepsydra

Plains Clubtail, Gomphus externus

American Emerald, Cordulia shurtleffi

Uhler's Sunfly, Helocordulia uhleri

Frosted Whiteface, Leucorrhinia frigida

Elfin Skimmer, Nannothemis bella

Lilypad Forktail, Ischnura kellicotti

Racket-tailed Emerald, Dorocordulia libera

Brushed-tipped Emerald, Somatochora walshii

Blue Corporal, Ladona deplanata

Chalk-fronted Corporal, Ladona julia

Yellow-sided Skimmer, Libellula flavida

River Jewelwing, Calopteryx aequabilis

(11) Caddisflies

Chimarra socia

Oecetis eddlestoni

Brachycentrus numerosus

(12) Mayflies

Rhithrogena pellucida

Litobrancha recurvata

(13) Midges

Rheopelopia acra

(14) Crustaceans

Fern cave isopod, Caecidotea filicispeluncae

Unnamed cave isopod, Caecidotea sp. nov

(15) Arachnids

Buckskin cave psuedoscorpion, Apocchthonius hobbsi

(B) It shall be lawful for any person to collect, through approved sampling methods, and possess in a personal collection the following wild animals. It shall be unlawful to sell, barter, trade, or offer for sale any wild animal, or parts there of, listed in this paragraph:

(1) Butterflies

Persius dusky wing, erynnis persius

Two-spotted skipper, Euphyes bimacula

Frosted elfin, incisalia irus

Purplish copper, Epidemia helloides

Swamp metalmark, Calephelis muticum

Regal fritillary, Speyeria idalia

Grizzled skipper, Pyrgus centaureae wyandot

(2) Moths

Unexpected cycnia, Cycnia inopinatus

Graceful underwing, Catocala gracilis

Spartiniphaga inops

Hypocoena enervata

Papaipema silphii Papaipema beeriana

Lithophane semiusta

Trichoclea artesta

Tricholita notata

Melanchra assimilis

Pointed sallow, Epiglaea apiata

Ufeus plicatus

Ufeus satyricus

Erythroecia hebardi

(3) Dragonflies and damselflies

River jewelwing, Catopteryx aequabilis

Seepage Dancer, Argia bipunctulata

Canada Darner, Aeshna canadensis

Mottled Darner, Aeshna clepsydra

Plains Clubtail, Gomphus externus

American Emerald, Cordulia shurtleffi

Uhler's Sunfly, Helocordulia uhleri

Frosted Whiteface, Leucorrhinia frigida

Elfin Skimmer, Nannothemis bella

Lilypad Forktail, Ischnura kellicotti

Racket-tailed Emerald, Dorocordulia libera

Brushed-tipped Emerald, Somatochora walshii

Blue Corporal, Ladona deplanata

Chalk-fronted Corporal, Ladona julia

Yellow-sided Skimmer, Libellula flavida

(4) Caddisflies

Chimarra socia

Oecetis eddlestoni

Brachycentrus numerosus

(5) Mayflies

Rhithrogena pellucida

Litobrancha recurvata

(6) Midges

Rheopelopia acra

(C) It shall be unlawful for any person to take, transport, sell, offer for sale or possess any of the native endangered species of wild animals, applying to endangered wild animals that are either resident within or migrate into or through Ohio, or hides or parts thereof listed in this rule or any other wildlife order without first obtaining a written permit from the wildlife chief, except as provided in paragraphs (B) and (F) of this rule. Provided further, it shall be unlawful to trespass in areas posted with signs stating "Endangered Species Nesting Area, Trespassing Unlawful."

(D) All persons requesting a permit for the taking, selling, or possession of an endangered species or hide or part thereof for zoological, educational, scientific, or propagation purposes shall at the time of application for such permit provide the following information to the division of wildlife:

(1) A program or project description with a clear statement of the study objectives;

(2) Justification for the study;

(3) Duration of the study;

(4) Project location;

(5) Species and number to be collected or involved in the study;

(6) Study methods, regarding collecting gear and techniques; and

(7) Assurance that a final or annual report will be filed with the division of wildlife, containing a clear statement on the final disposition of each individual of each endangered species collected, along with a copy of any reports or publications derived from the study of these animals.

(E) Persons failing to provide full information required in paragraph (C) of this rule to the satisfaction of the wildlife chief shall be denied a permit. Further, failure to fill the requirements at the conclusion of the project shall be reason for the chief to not issue future permits to the person failing to comply.

(F) Persons legally obtaining any of the endangered species listed in this rule from outside the state may possess and propagate said animals in accordance with section 1533.71 of the Revised Code. Furthermore, hides of bobcats and river otters may be bought or sold with proof of purchasing a non-resident license or some other proof that the animal was acquired legally, and conforms to current United States fish and wildlife service rules and regulations.

(G) All definitions set forth in section 1531.01 of the Revised Code shall apply to this rule.

Effective: 07/01/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/06/2012 and 04/17/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1531.08 , 1531.25
Rule Amplifies: 1531.08 , 1531.25
Prior Effective Dates: 5-1-76; 6-1-78; 6-1-79; 7-11-80; 6-1-85; 4-20-87; 6-25-90; 10-20-91; 5-11-92; 10-31-92; 6-7-93; 5-16-94; 8-10-96; 11-1-97; 6-1-99; 5-3-00; 7-19-02; 6-4-03, 7/1/07, 7/1/08, 7/1/2010