TITLE 17: CONSERVATION
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
SUBCHAPTER b: FISH AND WILDLIFE
PART 875 VIRAL HEMORRHAGIC SEPTICEMIA (VHS)
SECTION 875.20 SUSCEPTIBLE SPECIES


 

Section 875.20  Susceptible Species

 

a)         For purposes of this Part, susceptible species are:

 

1)         those species designated by USDA-APHIS in the Federal Order update of September 9, 2008;

 

2)         Additional species known to be carriers of VHS virus (VHSV) that present significant risk to the aquatic resources of Illinois;

 

3)         hybrids (offspring) of listed species for which both parent species are listed; and

 

4)         all species that originate from affected regions.

 

b)         The current list of susceptible species from the APHIS Federal Order (http://www.aphis.usda.gov/focusonfish/species-affected.php) is as follows:

 

Black crappie              Pomoxis nigromaculatus

Bluegill                        Lepomis macrochirus

Bluntnose minnow      Pimephales notatus

Brown bullhead          Ictalurus nebulosus

Brown trout                Salmo trutta

Burbot                         Lota lota

Channel catfish           Ictalurus punctatus

Chinook salmon          Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

Emerald shiner            Notropis atherinoides

Freshwater drum         Aplodinotus grunniens

Gizzard shad               Dorosoma cepedianum

Lake whitefish            Coregonus clupeaformis

Largemouth bass         Micropterus salmoides

Muskellunge                Esox masquinongy

Northern pike              Esox lucius

Pumpkinseed               Lepomis gibbosus

Rainbow trout                         Onchorhynchus mykiss

Rock bass                    Ambloplites rupestris

Round goby                Neogobius melanostomus

Shorthead redhorse     Moxostoma macrolepidotum

Silver redhorse            Moxostoma anisurum

Smallmouth bass         Micropterus dolomieu

Spottail shiner             Notropis hudsonius

Trout-Perch                 Percopsis omiscomaycus

Walleye                       Sander vitreus

White bass                   Morone chrysops

White perch                 Morone americana

Yellow perch               Perca flavescens

 

c)         Additional species known to be carriers of VHSv that present significant risk to the aquatic resources of Illinois include:

 

                        Atlantic herring           Clupea harengus

Pacific herring             Clupea pallasii

Sea lamprey                 Petromyzon marinus

 

d)         Examples:

 

1)         Hybrid bluegill (bluegill X green sunfish) are not considered susceptible species as only one parent species is listed. 

 

2)         Tiger muskellunge (muskellunge X northern pike) are considered susceptible species because both parent species are listed.

 

3)         All wild-trapped minnows are subject to certification standards if they originate from affected regions.

 

4)         Farm-raised minnows from affected regions (defined in Section 875.10) are subject to testing. 

 

5)         Farm-raised minnows from Arkansas or Missouri are not subject to testing. 

 

6)         Tilapia hybrid/subspecies and other non-approved species coming from an affected region (also need a Restricted Species Transportation Permit; see 17 Ill. Adm. Code 870).

 

e)         The official list of VHS-susceptible species as identified by the Department will be available from the Department and posted on the Department's website (http://dnr.state.il.us).  Updates to the list of susceptible fish species will be made as necessary, and notice shall be given by issuing a press release, by publication in the official State newspaper, and by such other means as the Department determines are reasonably likely to inform the public, including notification on the Department website.

 

(Source:  Amended at 39 Ill. Reg. 7690, effective May 18, 2015)