Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Stargazer, Northern

Scientific name: Astroscopus guttatus Abbott, 1860

Common name: Northern Stargazer

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 859 - Stargazer, 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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