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Squirrelfish

Scientific name: Holocentrus adscensionis (Osbeck, 1765)

Common name: Squirrelfish

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code: 120 - Squirrelfish
Marine Life Code: 660 - Squirrelfish, other

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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