Algae, Penicillus spp.


Algae, Penicillus spp.

Scientific name: Penicillus lamourouxii Decaisne, 1842

Common name: Merman's Shaving Brush

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 753 - Plant, Merman's shaving brush

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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