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Southeast Region

Threatened and Endangered Species and Critical Habitats 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
Kemp’s ridley sea turtle

Endangered (35 FR 18319; December 2, 1970)

September 2011 None
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

Smalltooth sawfish

U.S. Distinct Population Segment Endangered (68 FR 15674; April 1, 2003)

January 2009

72 FR 45353October 2, 2009

Shortnose sturgeon

Endangered (32 FR 4001; March 11, 1967)

December 1998 None
Atlantic sturgeon 

Endangered -  South Atlantic and Carolina Distinct Population Segment  (77 FR 5914; February 6, 2012)

2018 Recovery Outline

82 FR 39160; August 10, 2017

Gulf sturgeon Threatened (56 FR 49653; September 30, 1991) September 1995 68 FR 13370; March 19, 2003
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
Giant manta ray

Threatened (83 FR 2916; January 22, 2018)

2019 Recovery Outline  None
Scalloped hammerhead shark Central and Southwest Atlantic Distinct Population Segment - Threatened (79 FR 38213; July 3, 2014) None 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
Johnson’s seagrass

Threatened (58 FR 483226; September 14, 1998)

September 2002

65 FR 17786; May 5, 2000


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
North Atlantic right whale

Endangered (35 FR 18319; December 2, 1970)

June 2005

81 FR 4837; January 27, 2016

Rice's whale1

FINAL RULE TO REVISE TAXONOMY AND COMMON NAME ( 86 FR 47022, 08/23/2021)
Endangered (84 FR 15446, April 15, 2019) September 2020 Recovery Outline   None

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on September 01, 2021