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Sea Star, Banded

Scientific name: Luidia alternata (Say, 1825)

Common name: Banded Sea Star

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 796 - Sea Star, other

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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