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Snail, American Star

Scientific name: Lithopoma americanum (Gmelin, 1791)

Common name: American 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, https://www.flrules.org/.

Specimen donated by: Daniel Fenton


Image Credit: Daniel Fenton



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