Fish and Wildlife Research Institute


Gorgonian, Corky Sea Fingers

Scientific name: Briareum asbestinum (Pallas, 1766)

Common name: Corky Sea Fingers

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 731 - Gorgonian, other

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,


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