Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Horseshoe Crab

Scientific name: Limulus polyphemus

Common name: Horseshoe Crab

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code: 364 - Crab, horseshoe (numbers)
Marine Life Code: 719 - Crab, horseshoe

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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