Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Cowrie, Atlantic deer

Scientific name: Cypraea cervus Linnaeus, 1771

Common name: Atlantic deer cowrie

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 776 - Cowrie, Atlantic deer

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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Scientists can determine the age of a fish by counting growth rings, similar to growth rings of a tree, on otoliths, the “inner ear bones” of fish.

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