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Penshell

Scientific name: Pinna sp.

Common name: Pen Shell

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code: 361 - Miscellaneous Invertebrates
Marine Life Code: 989 - Penshell

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.


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