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Stone Crab

Scientific name: Menippe adina Williams and Felder, 1986

Common name: Gulf Stone Crab

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code:
325 - Crab, stone (jumbo)
327 - Crab, stone (large)
329 - Crab, stone (medium)
331 - Crab, stone (small)
332 - Crab, stone (ungraded, green claws)

License and Endorsements Required for Commercial Harvest:
SPL - Saltwater Products License
RS - Restricted Species Endorsement
X - Stone Crab Endorsement

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


Image Credit: William R. Tipton, Jr.



FWC Facts:
Scientists can determine the age of a fish by counting growth rings, similar to growth rings of a tree, on otoliths, the “inner ear bones” of fish.

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