Butterflyfish, Foureye

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Butterflyfish, Foureye

Scientific name: Chaetodon capistratus Linnaeus, 1758

Common name: Foureye Butterflyfish

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 539 - Butterflyfish, foureye

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, https://www.flrules.org/.


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FWC Facts:
Scientists can determine the age of a fish by counting growth rings, similar to growth rings of a tree, on otoliths, the “inner ear bones” of fish.

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