Corallimorph, Ricordea

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Corallimorph, Ricordea

Scientific name: Ricordea florida Duchassaing and Michelotti, 1860

Common name: Ricordea or Florida corallimorpharian

Note: next to the Ricordea on the left is a Zoanthid (Zoanthus pulchellus, species code 706).

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 831 - Corallimorph, Ricordea

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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