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Tube Worm

Scientific name: Spirobranchus gigantea

Common name: Christmas Tree Worm

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

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 991 - Polychaete, horned Christmas-tree

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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