resulting from the cross of two Class I species are added to the list of Class
I wildlife codified in T.C.A. § 70-4-403(1).
(2) Native species of wildlife are considered
to be Class II unless specifically designated otherwise by T.C.A. §
70-4-403 or rules and regulations authorized therein.
following species or groups of wildlife are added to the existing listing
designated by legislation as Class III:
waterfowl species except those defined in Chapter I, Title 50, of the U.S. Code
of Federal regulations as North American migratory game birds.
2. Ostriches, cassowaries, caimans, and
The following species or groups of
wildlife are deleted from the existing listing designated by legislation as
(i) All native, nonpoisonous
reptiles and amphibians; and
All native, furbearing mammals.
2. All species or groups of wildlife deleted
from Class III in part 1. are considered to be Class II wildlife.
species or groups of wildlife are added to the group of animals designated by
legislation as Class V:
(a) Nandaya or
Black-Hooded parakeets (Nandayus nenday);
(b) Quaker or Monk parakeets
(c) African clawed frog (Xenopus
non-native freshwater aquatic life except the following:
1. Triploid grass carp certified by the
United States Fish and Wildlife Service;
2. Species approved for fish farming;
Fish, crustaceans, and
mollusks held in aquaria. This exception does not apply to the following
species which shall be regarded as Class V:
(i) Zebra mussels (Dreissena
carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus);
(iii) Blueback herring (Alosa
(v) Bighead carp (Aristichthys
(vi) Silver carp
(vii) Snakeheads (all members of the Family
New Zealand mud snail (Potamopyrgus antipodarum);
(ix) Round goby (Neogobius
(xi) Swamp eels (all members of the Family
(xii) Marbled crayfish (Marmorkreb)
(Procambarus fallax f. virginalis); and
(xiii) Gold Asian clam (Corbicula
(5) Hybrids involving two species from
different Classes of animals shall be regulated as a member of the least
restrictive Class involved, unless otherwise specified.
Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1660-01-18-.03
Original rule filed July 15, 1986; effective September 8, 1986.
Amendment filed February 26, 1987; effective April 12, 1987. Amendment filed
April 20, 1992; effective June 4, 1992. Amendment filed December 18, 2002;
effective March 3, 2003. Amendment filed July 22, 2015; effective October 22,
2015. Amendments filed November 1, 2021; effective
Authority: T.C.A. §§ 70-1-206, 70-4-107,
70-4-401, 70-4-403, 70-4-404, and 70-4-405.