White Encrusting Zoanthid

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White Encrusting Zoanthid

Scientific name: Palythoa caribaeorum (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860)

Common name: Sea Mat, Encrusting (colonial) Zoanthid

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 702 - Zoanthid, white/brown colonial (Palythoa)

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/.


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