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Algae, Rhodophyta

Scientific name: Phylum Rhodophyta

Common name: Red Algae

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 755 - Plant, other *

License and Endorsements Required for Commercial Harvest:
SPL - Saltwater Products License

* For non-restricted species.

** These are unofficial designations, please see Florida Administrative Code Chapter 68B for specifics, https://www.flrules.org/.


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