Crab, Red-legged Hermit

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Crab, Red-legged Hermit

Scientific name: Paguristes cadenati Forest, 1954

Common name: Red-legged or scarlet or red reef hermit crab

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 716 - Crab, red-legged (scarlet) hermit

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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