Aquatic Species

Texans are fortunate to have access to many freshwater lakes and streams and a lengthy Gulf of Mexico coastline. For convenience, aquatic species you are likely to see have been separated by fresh and marine waters, though some animals are found in both.

In addition, two other categories of species have been compiled into lists: Texas endangered and threatened species — aquatic and terrestrial, plants and animals — and Texas prohibited exotic species. The organisms listed on this prohibited species page are legally classified as exotic, harmful, or potentially harmful and generally can't be possessed.