Algae, Dead Mans Fingers

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Algae, Dead Mans Fingers

Scientific name: Codium isthmocladum Vickers

Common name: Dead Man's Fingers

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 755 - Plant, other *

* For Non-Restricted Species.

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

** These are unofficial designations, please see Florida Administrative Code Chapter 68B for specifics, https://www.flrules.org/.


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