50 CFR § 622.431 - Definitions.

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§ 622.431 Definitions.

In addition to the definitions and acronyms in § 622.2, the terms and acronyms used in this subpart have the following meanings:

Coral means any or all species, or a part thereof, of coral occurring in the EEZ around Puerto Rico, including any or all species, or a part thereof, of soft corals and gorgonians in Order Alcyonacea; sea pens and sea pansies in Order Pennatulacea; black corals in Order Antipatharia; stony corals in Order Scleractinia; and, within Order Anthoatheacata, fire corals in Family Milleporidae and lace corals in Family Stylasteridae.

Coral reef resource means any or all species, or a part thereof, of coral, sea cucumber, and sea urchin.

Pelagic fish means any or all species, or a part thereof, as follows:

Table 1 to § 622.431

Class or Family Scientific name English common name
Dolphinfishes - Coryphaenidae Coryphaena hippurus Dolphinfish.
Coryphaena equiselis Pompano dolphinfish.
Barracudas - Sphyraenidae Sphyraena barracuda Great barracuda.
Mackerels and tunas - Scombridae Thunnus atlanticus Blackfin tuna.
Scomberomorus regalis Cero.
Scomberomorus cavalla King mackerel.
Euthynnus alletteratus Little tunny.
Acanthocybium solandri Wahoo.
Tripletails - Lobotidae Lobotes surinamensis Tripletail.

Queen conch means the species Lobatus gigas, or a part thereof.

Rays means any or all species, or a part thereof, as follows:

Table 2 to § 622.431

Class or Family Scientific name English common name
Eagle and manta rays - Myliobatidae Manta birostris Giant manta.
Aetobatus narinari Spotted eagle ray.
Stingrays - Dasyatidae Dasyatis americana Southern stingray.

Reef fish means any or all species, or a part thereof, as follows:

Table 3 to § 622.431

Class or Family Scientific name English common name
Angelfishes - Pomacanthidae Pomacanthus paru French angelfish.
Pomacanthus arcuatus Gray angelfish.
Holacanthus ciliaris Queen angelfish.
Groupers - Serranidae Mycteroperca bonaci Black grouper.
Cephalopholis fulva Coney.
Epinephelus itajara Goliath grouper.
Cephalopholis cruentata Graysby.
Hyporthodus mystacinus Misty grouper.
Epinephelus striatus Nassau grouper.
Epinephelus morio Red grouper.
Epinephelus guttatus Red hind.
Epinephelus adscensionis Rock hind.
Mycteroperca tigris Tiger grouper.
Hyporthodus flavolimbatus Yellowedge grouper.
Mycteroperca venenosa Yellowfin grouper.
Mycteroperca interstitialis Yellowmouth grouper.
Grunts - Haemulidae Haemulon plumierii White grunt.
Jacks - Carangidae Alectis ciliaris African pompano.
Caranx hippos Crevalle jack.
Elagatis bipinnulata Rainbow runner.
Parrotfishes - Scaridae Scarus coeruleus Blue parrotfish.
Scarus coelestinus Midnight parrotfish.
Scarus taeniopterus Princess parrotfish.
Scarus vetula Queen parrotfish.
Scarus guacamaia Rainbow parrotfish.
Sparisoma aurofrenatum Redband parrotfish.
Sparisoma chrysopterum Redtail parrotfish.
Sparisoma viride Stoplight parrotfish.
Scarus iseri Striped parrotfish.
Snappers - Lutjanidae Apsilus dentatus Black snapper.
Lutjanus buccanella Blackfin snapper.
Pristipomoides macrophthalmus Cardinal snapper.
Lutjanus cyanopterus Cubera snapper.
Lutjanus jocu Dog snapper.
Lutjanus synagris Lane snapper.
Lutjanus analis Mutton snapper.
Etelis oculatus Queen snapper.
Lutjanus apodus Schoolmaster.
Lutjanus vivanus Silk snapper.
Rhomboplites aurorubens Vermilion snapper.
Pristipomoides aquilonaris Wenchman.
Ocyurus chrysurus Yellowtail snapper.
Surgeonfishes - Acanthuridae Acanthurus coeruleus Blue tang.
Acanthurus chirurgus Doctorfish.
Acanthurus tractus Ocean surgeonfish.
Triggerfishes - Balistidae Balistes capriscus Gray triggerfish.
Canthidermis sufflamen Ocean triggerfish.
Balistes vetula Queen triggerfish.
Wrasses - Labridae Lachnolaimus maximus Hogfish.
Halichoeres radiatus Puddingwife.
Bodianus rufus Spanish hogfish.

Sea cucumber means any or all species, or a part thereof, in Class Holothuroidea and occurring in the EEZ around Puerto Rico.

Sea urchin means any or all species of sea urchin, or a part thereof, in Class Echinoidea and occurring in the EEZ around Puerto Rico.

Spiny lobster trap means a trap and its component parts, including the lines and buoys, used for or capable of taking spiny lobster and meeting the spiny lobster trap construction specifications of this subpart.