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Anemone, Sun

Scientific name: Stichodactyla helianthus (Ellis, 1768)

Common name: Sun Anemone

[Note: Palythoa caribbea zoanthid is right above the Sun anemone.
Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 701 - Anemone, Sun (=carpet)

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/.


Image Credit: Mark Chiappone, Center for Marine Science, Univ. of North Carolina-Wilmington



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