Brittle Star, Serpent

Scientific name: Ophioderma brevispinum (Say, 1825)

Common name: Serpent Brittle Star

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 803 - Brittle star, serpent

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,


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FWC Facts:
Freshwater fish have a series of sensory pores called the lateral line that detect movement and vibration in the water, which helps with predatory and schooling behavior.

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