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Sea Bass, Bank

Scientific name: Centropristis ocyurus (Jordan and Evermann, 1887)

Common name: Bank Sea Bass

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code: 281 - Sea bass, bank

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

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


Image Credit: William R. Tipton, Jr.



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