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,

Image Credit: William Tipton, Jr.

FWC Facts:
Blue crabs have specially modified back legs, called swimmerets, which rotate at 20-40 revolutions per minute, allowing the crab to quickly swim through the water.

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