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
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)