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Batfish, Polka-dot

Scientific name: Ogcocephalus cubifrons (Richardson, 1836)

Common name:
English: Polka-dot batfish
Spanish: Murciélago diablo

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 596 - Batfish

License and Endorsements Required for Commercial Marine Life 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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