Red Finger Sponge

Scientific name: Haliclona compressa
Amphimedon compressa (synonym)

Common name: Red Finger Sponge

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 790 - Sponge, red finger

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, https://www.flrules.org/.


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FWC Facts:
Many species of fish (many groupers, snook, etc.) are hermaphroditic and change sex at some point in their life.

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