Snail, Longspine Star

Scientific name: Astralium phoebium (Röding, 1798)

Common name: Longspine Starsnail

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 984 - Snail, star

License and Endorsements Required for Commercial Harvest:
SPL - Saltwater Products License
RS - Restricted Species Endorsement
MLD - Marine Life Endorsement

* These are unofficial designations, please see Florida Administrative Code Chapter 68B for specifics,

Specimen donated by: Daniel Fenton

Image Credit: FWC

FWC Facts:
The star coral may live for several centuries and grow to the size of an automobile. Its growth rate ranges from about 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch of yearly outward expansion.

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