Perch, Sand

Scientific name: Diplectrum formosum (Linnaeus, 1766)

Common name: Sand Perch

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code:
873 - Perch, sand
Food Fish Codes:
187 - Sand Perch (Serranidae)
188 - Sand Perch (Serranidae Numbers)

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

* These are unofficial designations, please see Florida Administrative Code Chapter 68B for specifics,

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FWC Facts:
Numerous marine species, like blue crabs, redfish, white shrimp, stingrays, tarpon, are found more than 100 miles upstream in the freshwater portions of the St. Johns River.

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