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Puerto Rico

Threatened and Endangered Species and Critical Habitat Under NOAA Fisheries Jurisdiction

Species Listing Status Recovery Plan Critical Habitat 
Green sea turtle  Threatened - North and South Atlantic Distinct Population Segment (81 FR 20057; April 6, 2016) October 1991 63 FR 46693; September 2, 1998
Leatherback sea turtle

Endangered (35 FR 8491; June 2, 1970)

April 1992 44 FR 17710; March 23, 1979
Loggerhead sea turtle

Threatened - Northwest Atlantic Ocean Distinct Population Segment

(76 FR 58868; September 22, 2011)
December 2008

79 FR 39856July 10, 2014

Hawksbill sea turtle

Endangered (35 FR 8491; June 2, 1970)

December 1993

63 FR 46693September 2, 1998

Nassau grouper

Threatened (81 FR 42268; June 29, 2016)

2018 Recovery Outline  None
Oceanic whitetip shark

Threatened (83 FR 4153; January 30, 2018)

2018 Recovery Outline None
Scalloped hammerhead shark

Central and Southwest Atlantic Distinct Population Segment - Threatened (79 FR 38213; July 3, 2014)

None None
Giant manta ray

Threatened (83 FR 2916; January 22, 2018)

December 2019 Recovery Outline None
Elkhorn coral

Threatened (71 FR 26852; May 9, 2006)

March 2015

73 FR 72210; November 26, 2008

Staghorn coral

Threatened (71 FR 26852; May 9, 2006)

March 2015

73 FR 72210; November 26, 2008

Boulder star coral

Threatened (79 FR 53851; September 10, 2014)

None None
Mountainous star coral

Threatened (79 FR 53851; September 10, 2014)

None None
Lobed star coral

Threatened (79 FR 53851; September 10, 2014)

None None
Rough cactus coral

Threatened (79 FR 53851; September 10, 2014)

None None
Pillar coral

Threatened (79 FR 53851; September 10, 2014)

None  None

Fin whale

Endangered (35 FR 18319/ December 2, 1970)

August 2010 None
Sperm whale

Endangered (35 FR 18319; December 2, 1970)

December 2010 None
Sei whale

Endangered (35 FR 12222/ December 2, 1970)

December 2011 None
Blue whale

Endangered (35 FR 18319/ December 2, 1970)

July 1998 None

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on March 10, 2020