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Reef Urchin

Scientific name: Echinometra viridis Agassiz, 1863

Common name: Reef Urchin

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code: 365 - Sea Urchins
Marine Life Code: 810 - Urchin, 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, https://www.flrules.org/.


Image Credit: Mark Chiappone, Center for Marine Science, Univ. of North Carolina-Wilmington



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