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Conch, Florida Horse

Scientific name: Triplofusus gigantea (Kiener, 1840)

Common name: Horse Conch

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 779 - Conch, Florida horse

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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