Species Directory

ESA Threatened & Endangered

NOAA Fisheries has jurisdiction over 165 endangered and threatened marine species (80 endangered; 85 threatened), including 66 foreign species (40 endangered; 26 threatened).  

Additional species are currently under review or have been proposed for Endangered Species Act listing: 2 petitioned species awaiting a 90-day finding, 14 candidate species for ESA listing, 0 proposed species for ESA listing.

Species Name
Species Category
Species, Subspecies, or DPS
Status
Year Listed
Recovery Plan
Critical Habitat
Region
Acropora globiceps
Invertebrates
Corals
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
2014
-
Pacific Islands
Acropora jacquelineae
Invertebrates
Corals
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
2014
-
Pacific Islands
Acropora lokani
Invertebrates
Corals
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2014
-
Foreign
Acropora pharaonis
Invertebrates
Corals
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2014
-
Foreign
Acropora retusa
Invertebrates
Corals
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
2014
-
Pacific Islands
Acropora rudis
Invertebrates
Corals
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2014
-
Foreign
Acropora speciosa
Invertebrates
Corals
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
2014
-
Pacific Islands
Acropora tenella
Invertebrates
Corals
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2014
-
Foreign
Acipenser naccarii
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2014
-
-
Foreign
Latimeria chalumnae
Fish
Protected Fish
Tanzanian DPS
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2016
-
-
Foreign
Anacropora spinosa
Invertebrates
Corals
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2014
-
Foreign
Squatina argentina
Fish
Protected Fish
Sharks
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2017
-
-
Foreign
Fish
Protected Fish
Salmon & Steelhead
Gulf of Maine DPS
ESA Endangered
2009 (expanded); 2000 (original)
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus
Fish
Protected Fish
Carolina DPS
ESA Endangered
2012
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Southeast
Chesapeake Bay DPS
ESA Endangered
2012
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Southeast
New York Bight DPS
ESA Endangered
2012
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Southeast
South Atlantic DPS
ESA Endangered
2012
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Southeast
Gulf of Maine DPS
ESA Threatened
2012
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Southeast
Pterapogon kauderni
Fish
Protected Fish
Reef Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2016
-
-
Foreign
Erignathus barbatus
Seals & Sea Lions
Beringia DPS
ESA Threatened
2012
-
-
Alaska
Okhotsk DPS
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2012
-
-
Foreign
Delphinapterus leucas
Whales
Cook Inlet DPS
ESA Endangered
2008
Alaska
Haliotis cracherodii
Invertebrates
Abalone
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
2009
West Coast
Rhinobatos cemiculus
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2017
-
-
Foreign
Balaenoptera musculus
Whales
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
1970
-
Alaska
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast
Sebastes paucispinis
Fish
Protected Fish
Puget Sound/Georgia Basin DPS
ESA Endangered
2010
Alaska
West Coast
Orbicella franksi
Invertebrates
Corals
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
2014
-
Southeast
Balaena mysticetus
Whales
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
1970
-
-
Alaska
Rhinobatos horkelii
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2017
-
-
Foreign
Balaenoptera edeni
Whales
Gulf of Mexico subspecies
ESA Endangered
2019
-
-
Southeast