Damselfish, Yellowtail


Damselfish, Yellowtail

Scientific name: Microspathodon chrysurus

Common name: Yellowtail Damselfish (intermediate phase)

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 562 - Damselfish, yellowtail (reef)

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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In one spawning season a female tarpon may produce from 4.5 million to more than 20 million eggs.

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