Segmented Worm (Polychaete)

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Segmented Worm (Polychaete)

Scientific name: Sabellastarte magnifica (Shaw, 1800)

Common name: Feather Duster

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 994 - Polychaete, feather-duster

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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