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Ray, Cownose

Scientific name: Rhinoptera bonasus (Mitchill, 1815)

Common name: Cownose Ray

[Note: Ocean surgeonfish swimming near the ray]

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code: 184 - Rays (skates)
Marine Life Code: 694 - Ray, other

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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