Fish and Wildlife Research Institute


Puffer, Southern

Scientific name: Sphoeroides nephelus (Goode & Bean, 1882)

Common name: Southern Puffer

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code: 454 - Puffers *
Marine Life Code: 642 - Puffer, southern

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

* Some species require a ML endorsement

** These are unofficial designations, please see Florida Administrative Code Chapter 68B for specifics,

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