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Grunt, Cottonwick

Scientific name: Haemulon melanurum (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common name: Cottonwick

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code: 151 - Grunts *
Marine Life Code: 605 - Grunt, cottonwick

License and Endorsements Required for Commercial harvest:
SPL - Saltwater Products License

* These are unofficial designations, please see Florida Administrative Code Chapter 68B for specifics, https://www.flrules.org/.


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