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Snail, Rocksnail

Scientific name: Thais deltoidea (Lamarck, 1822)

Common name: Deltoid Rock Snail

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 975 - Snail, rocksnail (=rock shell)

License and Endorsements Required for Commercial Harvest:
SPL - Saltwater Products License

* These are unofficial designations, please see Florida Administrative Code Chapter 68B for specifics, https://www.flrules.org/.

Specimen donated by: Pete Kehoe


Image Credit: FWC



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