Fish and Wildlife Research Institute


Lobster, Ridged Slipper

Scientific name: Scyllarides nodifer (Stimpson, 1866)

Common name: Ridged slipper lobster

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code:
319 - Lobster, Spanish(dozens)
320 - Lobster, Spanish (tails)

Marine Life Code:
737 - Lobster, Spanish slipper (=shovelnose)

License and Endorsements Required for Commercial Harvest:
SPL - Saltwater Products License

* These are unofficial designations, please see Florida Administrative Code Chapter 68B for specifics,


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