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Marine Life Species List

Also see: Restricted Species

M = marine life; (ML) and restricted species (RS) endorsements required.
R = restricted species; (RS) endorsement required.

* Only aquaculture allowed for live rock.
** Gray triggerfish and red porgy restricted.
*** For non-restricted species only.

Bold text denotes new additions/changes.  Some species may require a Special Activity License (SAL).

These are unofficial designations - please see Florida Administrative Code Chapter 68B-42.

Updated Aug. 28, 2017

Marine Life Species Codes and Names in Numerical Order

  • 501 M Angelfish, gray (=black)
  • 503 M Angelfish, blue
  • 505 M Angelfish, French
  • 507 M Angelfish, queen
  • 509 M Angelfish, rock beauty
  • 511 M Angelfish, cherubfish (=pygmy)
  • 512     Barracuda, great
  • 513 M Bass, belted sandfish
  • 514 M Bass, creole-fish
  • 515 M Bass, chalk
  • 516 M Bass, threadnose
  • 517 M Bass, harlequin
  • 518 M Bass, red barbier
  • 519 M Bass, lantern
  • 520 M Bass, spanish flag
  • 521 M Bass, peppermint (=swissguard)
  • 522 M Bass, wrasse
  • 523 M Bass, tobaccofish
  • 524 M Soapfish
  • 525 M Bass, other
  • 526 M Blenny, banded
  • 527 M Blenny, redlip
  • 528 M Blenny, barred
  • 529 M Blenny, sailfin
  • 530 M Blenny, glass
  • 531 M Blenny, saddled
  • 532 M Blenny, hairy
  • 533 M Blenny, other
  • 534 M Blenny, wrasse
  • 535 M Butterflyfish, banded
  • 537 M Butterflyfish, bank
  • 538 M Butterflyfish, french
  • 539 M Butterflyfish, foureye
  • 541 M Butterflyfish, longsnout
  • 543 M Butterflyfish, reef
  • 545 M Butterflyfish, spotfin
  • 546 M Cardinalfish, other
  • 547 M Cardinalfish, flamefish
  • 548 M Cardinalfish, two-spot
  • 549 M Cowfish, honeycomb
  • 550 M Cowfish, other
  • 551 M Damselfish, beaugregory
  • 552 M Damselfish, longfin (=honey gregory)
  • 553 M Damselfish, bicolor
  • 555 M Damselfish, yellowtail (=jewel)
  • 557 M Damselfish, threespot (=orange)
  • 559 M Damselfish, dusky (=scarletback)
  • 560 M Damselfish, cocoa
  • 561 M Damselfish, sergeant major
  • 562 M Damselfish, yellowtail reeffish
  • 563 M Damselfish, blue chromis (=blue reef)
  • 564 M Damselfish, brown chromis (=brown reef)
  • 565 M Damselfish, purple reeffish
  • 567 M Damselfish, sunshinefish
  • 569 M Damselfish, other
  • 571 M Drum, high-hat
  • 572 M Drum, cubbyu
  • 573 M Drum, jackknife-fish
  • 575 M Drum, spotted
  • 576     Eel, conger
  • 577 M Moray, blackedge (=chain)
  • 579 M Moray, green
  • 581 M Moray, spotted
  • 583 M Moray, goldentail
  • 585 M Moray, other
  • 586 M Filefish, scrawled (=blue spot)
  • 587 M Filefish, planehead (=green)
  • 588 M Filefish, pygmy
  • 589 M Filefish, whitespotted
  • 590 M Filefish, other
  • 591 R Flounder
  • 592     Sole, zebra (fringed, naked, flabby)
  • 593 M Frogfish, ocellated (=common)
  • 594 M Frogfish, other
  • 595 M Frogfish, sargassumfish
  • 596 M Batfish
  • 597 M Goby, neon
  • 598 M Goby, naked
  • 599 M Goby, yellowline
  • 601 M Goby, other
  • 602 R Grouper, graysby
  • 603 R Grouper, coney
  • 604 R Grouper, red hind (=strawberry)
  • 605     Grunt, cottonwick
  • 606     Grunt, black margate
  • 607     Grunt, French
  • 608     Grunt, tomtate
  • 609 M Grunt, porkfish
  • 611     Grunt, other (non-ML)***
  • 613 M Hamlet, barred
  • 615 M Hamlet, black
  • 617 M Hamlet, blue
  • 619 M Hamlet, butter
  • 621 M Hamlet, indigo
  • 622 M Hamlet, mutton
  • 623 M Hamlet, shy
  • 625 M Hogfish, spotfin (=Cuban)
  • 627 R Hogfish, rooster (=hogfish)
  • 629 M Hogfish, Spanish
  • 630 M Jawfish, spotfin
  • 631 M Jawfish, dusky
  • 632 M Jawfish, other
  • 633 M Jawfish, yellowhead
  • 634 M Parrotfish, stoplight
  • 635 M Parrotfish, blue
  • 636 M Parrotfish, rainbow
  • 637 M Parrotfish, striped (=painted)
  • 638 M Parrotfish, queen
  • 639 M Parrotfish, other
  • 640 M Parrotfish, redband
  • 641 M Balloonfish
  • 642     Puffer, southern
  • 643 M Puffer, sharpnose
  • 644 M Porcupinefish
  • 645 M Burrfish, striped (=spiny boxfish)
  • 646 M Burrfish, spotted
  • 647     Scorpionfish, reef
  • 648     Scorpionfish, other
  • 649 M Seahorse, dwarf
  • 651 M Seahorse, lined (=giant)
  • 652 M Pipefish, other
  • 653 M Pipefish, sargassum
  • 654 R Cobia
  • 655     Shark, nurse
  • 657     Shark, lemon
  • 658 R Snapper, other
  • 659 M Soldierfish, blackbar
  • 660     Squirrelfish, other
  • 661     Squirrelfish, reef (=common)
  • 663     Squirrelfish, deepwater
  • 665     Squirrelfish, glasseye snapper
  • 666     Shark, blacknose
  • 667 M Tang, blue (young are yellow)
  • 669 M Tang, doctorfish
  • 671 M Tang, ocean surgeon
  • 672 M Surgeonfish, other
  • 673 M Triggerfish, black durgon
  • 675 M Triggerfish, queen
  • 677     Triggerfish, other**
  • 678 M Hawkfish, red spotted
  • 679 M Wrasse, bluehead
  • 681 M Wrasse, creole
  • 682 M Wrasse, slippery dick
  • 683 M Wrasse, yellowhead (=neon)
  • 684 M Wrasse, clown
  • 685 M Wrasse, puddingwife
  • 686 M Wrasse, blackear
  • 687 M Wrasse, other
  • 688     Stingray, southern
  • 689 M Razorfish
  • 690 M Cowfish, scrawled
  • 691 M Clingfish
  • 692     Chub, Bermuda
  • 693     Lizardfish, inshore
  • 694     Ray, other
  • 695 M Stingray, yellow (=yellow spot)
  • 696     Ray, butterfly
  • 697     Ray, lesser electric
  • 698     Ray, eagle
  • 699     Stingray, other
  • 700     Ray, cownose
  • 701 M Anemone, sun (=carpet)
  • 702 M Zoanthid, white/brown colonial (Palythoa)
  • 703 M Anemone, giant Caribbean (=condylactis)
  • 704 M Zoanthid, sun (Palythoa)
  • 705 M Anemone, ringed (=curlique)
  • 706 M Zoanthid, green colonial (Zoanthus)
  • 707 M Anemone, banded (=rock)
  • 708 M Anemone, other
  • 709 M Crab, yellowline arrow
  • 710 M Crab, hermit, other
  • 711 M Crab, furcate spider (=decorator)
  • 712 M Crab, green clinging or reef (emerald)
  • 713 M Crab, false (=frilly) arrow
  • 714 M Crab, red banded hermit
  • 715 M Crab, thinstripe (=green-striped) hermit
  • 716 M Crab, red-legged (scarlet) hermit
  • 717 M Crab, white operculate (polkadot) hermit
  • 718 M Crab, blue-legged hermit
  • 719     Crab, horseshoe
  • 720 M Crab, stareye hermit
  • 721 M Crab, spotted porcelain
  • 722 M Crab, giant hermit
  • 723 M Crab, nimble spray (=lightfoot, urchin)
  • 724     Crab, land hermit
  • 725     Crab, other (non-ML)***
  • 726 M Crab, white speckled hermit
  • 727 M Gorgonian, red
  • 729 M Gorgonian, sea blades (=purple)
  • 730 M Octocoral, sea pens/panzies
  • 731 M Gorgonian, other
  • 732 M Siphonophores/Hydroids
  • 733 M Jellyfish, upside-down
  • 734     Jellyfish, other (non-ML)***
  • 735 R Lobster, Caribbean spiny (=rock)
  • 736     Lobster, spotted
  • 737     Lobster, Spanish slipper (=shovelnose)
  • 738     Shark, blacktip
  • 739 M Sea slug, lettuce (=fancy)
  • 740 M Sea slug, FL regal doris (=Greek goddess)
  • 741 M Sea slug, other
  • 742 M Sea Hare
  • 743     Octopus, common
  • 744 M Octopus, Caribbean reef
  • 745 M Octopus, Atlantic pygmy (=dwarf)
  • 746 M Octopus, white-spotted
  • 747     Oyster, Atlantic thorny- (=spiny)
  • 748     Shark, Atlantic sharpnose
  • 749 M Plant, Caulerpa (gallons)
  • 751 M Plant, Halimeda
  • 752 M Plant, rooted, other
  • 753 M Plant, Merman's shaving brush
  • 754 M Plant, coralline red algae
  • 755     Plant, non-rooted (gallons)
  • 756     Plant, mangrove shoots
  • 757     Sand dollar, other
  • 758     Sea biscuit, other
  • 759 M Fileclam, rough (=flame scallop)
  • 761 M Fileclam, spiny (=white flame scallop)
  • 762 M Sea cucumber, chocolate chip (three-rowed)
  • 763 M Sea cucumber, Florida
  • 764 M Sea cucumber, other
  • 765 M Shrimp, spotted cleaner (=anemone)
  • 766     Shrimp, mantis
  • 767 M Shrimp, banded coral (=barber pole)
  • 768     Shrimp, rock
  • 769 M Shrimp, peppermint (=veined)
  • 770 M Shrimp, Pederson's cleaner
  • 771 M Shrimp, pistol or snapping
  • 772 M Shrimp, golden coral
  • 773 M Shrimp, scarlet cleaner
  • 774     Shrimp, other (non-ML)***
  • 775     Cowrie, measled
  • 776     Cowrie, Atlantic deer
  • 777     Snail, flamingo tongue
  • 778     Snail, sharkeye (=Atlantic moon)
  • 779     Conch, Florida horse
  • 780     Snail, cerith
  • 781     Snail, tulip (=true tulip)
  • 785     Snail, chestnut turban
  • 787     Snail, other (non-ML)***
  • 788 M Sponge, other (ML only)
  • 789 M Sponge, red ball
  • 790 M Sponge, red finger
  • 791 M Sponge, red tree
  • 792     Sponge, other (non-ML)***
  • 793 M Sea star, red spiny (=common)
  • 796 M Sea star, other
  • 797 M Basket star
  • 798 M Sea lilies (Crinoids)
  • 799 M Brittle star, spiny ophiocoma
  • 801 M Brittle star, red serpent
  • 803 M Brittle star, serpent
  • 804 M Brittle star, other
  • 806 M Urchin, purple-spined (Arbacia )
  • 807 M Urchin, pencil
  • 809 M Urchin, variable or green (pincushion)
  • 810 M Urchin, other
  • 811 M Urchin, rock-boring (red; Echinometra )
  • 812     Live rock (pounds)*
  • 827     Live sand
  • 828     Shark, silky
  • 829     Bryozoa
  • 830     Tunicates, sea squirts
  • 831 M Corallimorph, Ricordea
  • 832 M Corallimorph, Discosoma
  • 833 M Corallimorph, other
  • 834 M Crab, clinging reef (M. ruber )
  • 835     Crab, box (=flame)
  • 836 M Crab, red-ridged clinging
  • 837     Crab, redfinger rubble (=calico)
  • 838     Crab, clinging reef, other (non-ML)***
  • 839     Clam, sunray Venus
  • 841     Scallop, lions-paw
  • 843     Scallop, other
  • 845     Clam, angel wing
  • 847     Clam, jewel box
  • 849     Clam, other
  • 850 M Blenny, marbled
  • 851     Remora, sharksucker
  • 852 M Blenny, Florida
  • 853     Remora, other
  • 854     Mojarra
  • 855 R Tripletail
  • 856     Tilefish, sand
  • 857     Stargazer, southern
  • 859     Stargazer, other
  • 860     Shark, bonnethead
  • 861     Spadefish, Atlantic
  • 862 M Sweeper, glassy
  • 863 M Trumpetfish
  • 864     Flyingfish
  • 865 M Cornetfish, blue-spotted
  • 867 M Cornetfish, red
  • 868     Goatfish, yellow
  • 869     Goatfish, spotted
  • 871     Goatfish, other
  • 872 M Sand Perch, dwarf
  • 873     Sand Perch (Serranidae)
  • 874 R Sheepshead
  • 875     Porgy, other**
  • 876     Jack, Crevalle
  • 877     Searobin
  • 878 M Trunkfish, spotted
  • 879 M Trunkfish, other
  • 880     Jack, horse-eye (gallego)
  • 881     Puffer, other (non-ML)***
  • 882     Jack, other
  • 883     Jack, lookdown
  • 884     Pilotfish
  • 885     Skate
  • 886     Jack, yellow
  • 887     Bigeye
  • 888     Lionfish, non-native
  • 889 M Toadfish
  • 890 M Parrotfish, midnight
  • 891 M Seahorse, other
  • 892 M Parrotfish, princess
  • 893     Cusk-eel
  • 894     Brotula, other (non-ML)***
  • 895 M Filefish, orangespotted
  • 896 M Brotula, black (widow)
  • 897 R Grouper, rock hind
  • 898 R Grouper, other
  • 899     Catfish
  • 900     Shark, tiger
  • 904     Crab, fiddler
  • 907 M Brotula, key (orange)
  • 908     Hake (Southern, Gulf, spotted)
  • 909 M Sea cucumber, donkey dung
  • 910 M Sea cucumber, fissured
  • 911 M Sea cucumber, West Indian
  • 912 M Basslet, candy
  • 913 M Bass, roughtongue
  • 915 M Basslet, threeline
  • 916 M Basslet, cave
  • 917 M Croaker, reef
  • 918 M Goby, tiger
  • 920 R Snapper, schoolmaster
  • 921 R Snapper, yellowtail
  • 922 R Snapper, grey (mangrove)
  • 923 M Eel, sharptail
  • 925     Gambusia, mangrove
  • 927 M Eel, goldspotted
  • 929 M Eel, speckled worm
  • 931 M Sleepers
  • 932     Dragonets
  • 933 M Crab, orangeclaw hermit (maroon)
  • 934     Crab, decorator, other (non-ML)
  • 935 M Snail, Eastern mud
  • 937 M Snail, Nassarius, other
  • 939     Snail, turbo, other (non-ML)***
  • 941     Sand dollar, 5-holed keyhole
  • 943     Sand dollar, 6-holed keyhole
  • 945     Sand dollar, notched
  • 946     Sea biscuit, inflated
  • 947     Sea biscuit, flat
  • 949     Cowrie, Atlantic gray
  • 951     Conch, Florida fighting
  • 953     Conch, milk
  • 957     Conch, hawkwing
  • 959     Conch, Florida crown
  • 960     Conch, other
  • 961     Whelk, knobbed
  • 963     Whelk, lightning
  • 964 M Snail, bruised nassa
  • 965     Snail, frogsnail
  • 966     Snail, helmet
  • 967     Snail, cone
  • 968     Snail, wentletrap
  • 969     Snail, fig
  • 970     Snail, purple sea
  • 971     Snail, periwinkle
  • 972     Snail, marginella
  • 973     Snail, melampus
  • 974     Snail, Florida miter
  • 975     Snail, rocksnail (=rock shell)
  • 976     Snail, murex
  • 977     Snail, moon, other
  • 978     Snail, nerites
  • 979     Snail, olive
  • 980     Snail, triton, angular
  • 981     Snail, triton, other
  • 982     Snail, topsnail
  • 983     Snail, vase
  • 984 M Snail, star
  • 985     Chiton
  • 986     Snail, tegula
  • 987     Crab, coral spider
  • 988     Amphipods/Copepods
  • 989     Penshell
  • 990     Crab, porcelain, other
  • 991 M Polychaete, horned Christmas-tree
  • 992     Polychaete, fireworm
  • 993 M Polychaete, fanworm
  • 994 M Polychaete, feather-duster
  • 995     Polychaete, other (non-ML)***
  • 996     Isopod, deepwater (Bathyonomus)
  • 997     Non-native species
  • 998     Miscellaneous invertebrates
  • 999     Miscellaneous fishes