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Sea Cucumber, Florida

Scientific name: Holothuria floridana

Common name: Florida Sea Cucumber

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code: 128 - Sea Cucumber, Florida (numbers)
Marine Life Code: 763 - Sea cucumber, Florida

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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