Wrasse, Slippery Dick

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Wrasse, Slippery Dick

Scientific name: Halichoeres bivittatus (Bloch, 1791)

Common English name: Slippery dick
Common Spanish name: Doncella rayada

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 682 - Wrasse, slippery dick

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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