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Fireworm

Scientific name: Chloeia viridis Schmarda, 1861

Common name: Fireworm

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 992 - Polychaete, fireworm

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/.


Image Credit: William Tipton, Jr.



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