Algae, Coralline

Scientific name: Amphiroa sp.

Common name: Coralline Algae

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 754 - Plant, coralline red algae

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,

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FWC Facts:
White and brown shrimp depend on estuaries as nursery habitats, leaving when they reach 4-5 inches in length. This “shrimp run” occurs in late summer or early fall.

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