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Segmented Worm

Scientific name: Family Sabellidae

Common name: Feather Duster

[Note: Harvest of the coral species that this worm is imbedded in is prohibited]

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 994 - Polychaete, feather-duster

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: Eric Borneman



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