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Algae, Halimeda

Scientific name: Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux, 1816

Common name: Watercress Algae

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 751 - Plant, Halimeda

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/.


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