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Common Sea Fan

Scientific name: Gorgonia ventalina Linnaeus, 1758 and Gorgonia flabellum Linnaeus, 1758 (not photographed)

Common name: Common Sea Fan

Commercially and Recreationally Prohibited Species
Possession, harvest, destruction and sale of fresh, uncleaned or uncured sea fan, hard or stony coral, or fire coral is prohibited (does not apply to such species harvested outside state waters or adjacent federal waters and lawfully entering the state through interstate or international commerce and with acceptable proof of origin documenting the initial place of harvest and original sales transaction).

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


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