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Scientific name: Dasyatis americana

Common name: Southern Stingray

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 688 - Stingray, southern
Food and Bait Code: 184 - Rays (skates)

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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Florida's American shad are the smallest on the East Coast of the United States. In Florida, shad average 2 to 3 pounds; the state record is 5.19 pounds.

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