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Algae, Leafy Flat-Blade

Scientific name: Stypopodium zonale (J.V.Lamouroux) Papenfuss, 1940

Common name: Leafy Flat-Blade Algae

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,

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