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Spadefish, Atlantic

Scientific name: Chaetodipterus faber (Broussonet, 1782)

Common name: Spadefish

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code: 452 - Spadefish
Marine Life Code: 861 - Spadefish, Atlantic

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

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


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