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: 4 petitioned species awaiting a 90-day finding, 13 candidate species for ESA listing, 0 proposed species for ESA listing.

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Species Name
Species Category
Species, Subspecies, or DPS
Status
Year Listed
Recovery Plan
Critical Habitat
Region
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
Manta birostris
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
2018
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
1991
Southeast
Pristis pristis
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
2014; 2011 (original)
-
-
Southeast
Epinephelus striatus
Fish
Protected Fish
Reef Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
2016
-
Southeast
Carcharhinus longimanus
Fish
Protected Fish
Highly Migratory Fish
Sharks
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
2018
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast
Fish
Protected Fish
Highly Migratory Fish
Sharks
Eastern Pacific DPS
ESA Endangered
2014
-
West Coast
Eastern Atlantic DPS
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2014
-
-
Foreign
Central & Southwest Atlantic DPS
ESA Threatened
2014
-
Southeast
Indo-West Pacific DPS
ESA Threatened
2014
-
Pacific Islands
Acipenser brevirostrum
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
1967
-
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Southeast
Pristis pectinata
Fish
Protected Fish
U.S. Population
ESA Endangered
2003
Southeast
Foreign
Non-U.S. Population
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2014
-
-
Foreign