Cowfish, Scrawled (juvenile)

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Cowfish, Scrawled (juvenile)

Scientific name: Acanthostracion quadricornis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common name: Scrawled Cowfish (juvenile)

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 690 - Cowfish, scrawled

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/.


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