Five-Toothed Sea Cucumber

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Five-Toothed Sea Cucumber

Scientific name: Actinopyga agassizi Selenka, 1867

Common name: Five-Toothed Sea Cucumber or West Indian Sea Cucumber

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code: 348 - Sea Cucumber, West Indian (numbers)
Marine Life Code: 911 - Sea Cucumber, West Indian

License and Endorsements Required for Commercial Harvest:
SPL - Saltwater Products License
RS - Restricted Species Endorsement
ML - Marine Life Endorsement

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


Image Credit: William R. Tipton, Jr.



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