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Demospongiae Sponge

Scientific name: Class Demospongiae

Common name: Finger Sponge

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 792 - Sponge, 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, https://www.flrules.org/.


Image Credit: Eric Borneman



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