The aquatic turtle species listed below are native to Arkansas and may be cultured by those who obtain a Commercial Aquatic Turtle Farmer/Dealer Permit from the Commission (see Code Chapter 34.00).
Chelydra serpentina (Common snapping turtle)
Chrysemys dorsalis (Southern painted turtle)
Graptemys geographica (Common map turtle)
Graptemys ouachitensis (Ouachita map turtle)
Graptemys kohnii (Mississippi map turtle)
Pseudemys concinna (River cooter)
Trachemys scripta (Redeared slider)
Kinosternon subrubrum (Mississippi mud turtle)
Sternotherus oderatus (Common musk turtle)
Apolone spinifera (Spiny softshell)
Apolone mutica (Midland smooth softshell)
Other Species Covered Under Separate Permits:
The following species are governed by separate code and have their own permit requirements.
Alligator mississippiensis (American alligator) – Alligator Farmer Permit required (see Code Chapter 33.00)
Macroclemys temminckii (Alligator snapping turtle) – AST Farmer/Dealer Permit required (see Code Chapter 34.00)