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Sheepshead

Scientific name: Archosargus probatocephalus (Walbaum, 1792)

Common name: Sheepshead

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code: 201 - Sheepshead
Marine Life Code: 874 - Sheepshead

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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