Seahare, Spotted

Scientific name: Aplysia dactylomela Rang, 1828

Common name: Spotted Seahare

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 742 - Seahare

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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