Fish and Wildlife Research Institute


Cowrie, Atlantic deer

Scientific name: Cypraea cervus Linnaeus, 1771

Common name: Atlantic deer cowrie

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 776 - Cowrie, Atlantic deer

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

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

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