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Fissured Sea Cucumber

Scientific name: Astichopus multifidus (Sluter, 1910)

Common name: Fissured Sea Cucumber

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code: 126 - Sea Cucumber, fissured (numbers)
Marine Life Code: 910 - Sea Cucumber, fissured

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

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


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