Fish and Wildlife Research Institute


Tang, Blue(adult)

Scientific name: Acanthurus coeruleus

Common name: Blue Tang

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code: 279 - Surgeonfish
Marine Life Code: 667 - Tang, blue

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

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

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