Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Porgy, Knobbed

Scientific name: Calamus nodosus Randall & Caldwell, 1966

Common name: Knobbed Porgy

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code: 375 - Porgy, knobbed *
Marine Life Code: 875 - Porgy, other **

License and Endorsements Required for Commercial Harvest:
SPL - Saltwater Products License

* See Florida Administrative Code Chapter 68B for specifics, https://www.flrules.org/.

** Red Porgy is restricted.


Image Credit: Shaun Gill, NCRI



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