Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Algae, Mermaids Wine Glass

Scientific name: Acetabularia (Acicularia) crenulata J.V. Lamouroux, 1816

Common name: Mermaid's Wine Glass

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

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/.


Image Credit: Don DeMaria



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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