Filefish, Whitespotted

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Filefish, Whitespotted

Scientific name: Cantherhines macrocerus (Hollard in Guichenot, 1853)

Common name: Whitespotted Filefish

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 589 - Filefish, whitespotted

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, https://www.flrules.org/.


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