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Species Account - Invertebrates

Species accounts provide a summary of biology and fishery information for a particular species. The accounts provide life history information, statewide landings, trends in catch rates, and results of recent stock assessments.



Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus)

This article is a species account for blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) in Florida.

Caribbean Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus)

This article is a species account for Caribbean spiny lobster (Panulirus argus) in Florida.

Calico Scallop (Argopecten gibbus)

This article is a species account for calico scallop (Argopecten gibbus) in Florida.

Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica)

This article is a species account for eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) in Florida.

Florida Stone Crab (Menippe mercenaria) and Gulf Stone Crab (M. adina)

This article is a species account for Florida stone crab and gulf stone crab.

Hard Clams (Mercenaria spp.)

This article is a species account for hard clams (Mercenaria spp.) in Florida.

Rock Shrimp (Sicyonia brevirostris)

This article is a species account for rock shrimp (Sicyonia brevirostris) in Florida.

Shrimp (Penaeids)

This article is a species account for shrimp (Penaeids) in Florida.


FWC Facts:
Red tides have been documented along Florida's Gulf coast since the 1840s and likely occurred earlier. Fish kills around Tampa Bay were mentioned in the logs of Spanish explorers.

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