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Long-spined Urchin

Scientific name: Diadema antillarum (Philippi, 1845)

Common name: Long-spined Sea Urchin

Commercially Prohibited Species
May not be commercially (or recreationally) harvested and/or sold in Florida.

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


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