Crab, Bandeye hermit

Scientific name: Paguristes tortugae Schmitt, 1933

Common name: Bandeye hermit crab

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 710 - Crab, hermit, other

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,

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FWC Facts:
Red tides have been documented along Florida's Gulf coast since the 1840s and likely occurred earlier. Fish kills around Tampa Bay were mentioned in the logs of Spanish explorers.

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