Damselfish, Cocoa (intermediate phase)

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Damselfish, Cocoa (intermediate phase)

Scientific name: Stegastes variabilis (Castelnau, 1855)

Common name: Cocoa Damselfish

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 560 - Damselfish, cocoa

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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