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:
The bowfin, or mudfish, is a ‘living fossil’ and is the only freshwater fish with a gular bone, a bony plate on the exterior of the lower jaw between the two jawbones.

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