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Crab, Coral Clinging

Scientific name: Mithrax hispidus (J. F. W. Herbst, 1790)

Common name: Coral clinging crab

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 987- Crab, coral spider

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/.

Specimen donated by: Pete Kehoe


Image Credit: Pete Kehoe



FWC Facts:
Nearly one-fourth of all marine animals, including about 7,000 species of fish, depend upon coral reefs for some part of their life cycle.

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