Scientific name: Sphoeroides nephelus (Goode & Bean, 1882)
Common name: Southern Puffer
Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code: 454 - Puffers *
Marine Life Code: 642 - Puffer, southern
License and Endorsements Required for Commercial Harvest:
SPL - Saltwater Products License
* Some species require a ML endorsement.
** These are unofficial designations, please see Florida Administrative Code Chapter 68B for specifics, https://www.flrules.org/.
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