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Tripletail

Scientific name: Lobotes surinamensis (Bloch)

Common name: Atlantic Tripletail

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code: 449 - Tripletail

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/.


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