Pencil Urchin

Scientific name: Eucidaris tribuloides (Lamarck, 1816)

Common name: Pencil Urchin

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code: 365 - Sea Urchins
Marine Life Code: 807 - Urchin, pencil

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/.

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