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Hogfish

Scientific name: Lachnolaimus maximus (Walbaum, 1792)

Common name: Hogfish ("Hog Snapper")

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code: 155 - Hogfish ("Hog Snapper")
Marine Life Code: 629 - Hogfish, rooster (=hogfish)

License and Endorsements Required for Commercial Harvest:
SPL - Saltwater Products License
RS - Restricted Species Endorsement

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


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FWC Facts:
The life expectancy for Gulf sturgeon is 20-42 years. The oldest age documented for a tagged and recaptured Suwannee River Gulf sturgeon is about 27-28 years.

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