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 naccarii
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2014
-
-
Foreign
Latimeria chalumnae
Fish
Protected Fish
Tanzanian DPS
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2016
-
-
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
Rhinobatos cemiculus
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2017
-
-
Foreign
Sebastes paucispinis
Fish
Protected Fish
Puget Sound/Georgia Basin DPS
ESA Endangered
2010
Alaska
West Coast
Rhinobatos horkelii
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2017
-
-
Foreign
Acipenser sinensis
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2014
-
-
Foreign
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
Fish
Protected Fish
Salmon & Steelhead
Sacramento River winter-run
ESA Endangered
1994
Alaska
West Coast
Upper Columbia River spring-run
ESA Endangered
1999
Alaska
West Coast
California coastal
ESA Threatened
1999
Alaska
West Coast
Central Valley spring-run
ESA Threatened
1999
Alaska
West Coast
Lower Columbia River
ESA Threatened
1999
Alaska
West Coast
Puget Sound
ESA Threatened
1999
Alaska
West Coast
Snake River fall-run
ESA Threatened
1992
Alaska
West Coast
Snake River spring/summer-run
ESA Threatened
1992
Alaska
West Coast
Upper Willamette River
ESA Threatened
2005
Alaska
West Coast
Upper Klamath-Trinity River
ESA Candidate
-
-
-
Alaska
West Coast
Oregon Coast spring-run
ESA Candidate
-
-
-
West Coast
Central Valley spring-run in the San Joaquin River XN
ESA Experimental Population
-
-
-
Alaska
West Coast
Upper Columbia River spring-run in the Okanogan River subbasin XN
ESA Experimental Population
-
-
-
Alaska
West Coast
Oncorhynchus keta
Fish
Protected Fish
Salmon & Steelhead
Columbia River ESU
ESA Threatened
1999
Alaska
West Coast
Hood Canal summer-run ESU
ESA Threatened
1999
Alaska
West Coast
Oncorhynchus kisutch
Fish
Protected Fish
Salmon & Steelhead
Central California coast ESU
ESA Endangered
2005; 1996 (original)
Alaska
West Coast
Lower Columbia River ESU
ESA Threatened
2005
Alaska
West Coast
Oregon coast ESU
ESA Threatened
2008
Alaska
West Coast
Southern Oregon & Northern California coasts ESU
ESA Threatened
1997
Alaska
West Coast
Squatina squatina
Fish
Protected Fish
Sharks
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2016
-
-
Foreign
Rhinobatos rhinobatos
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2017
-
-
Foreign
Isogomphodon oxyrhynchus
Fish
Protected Fish
Sharks
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2017
-
-
Foreign
Pristis clavata
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2014
-
-
Foreign
Thaleichthys pacificus
Fish
Protected Fish
Southern DPS
ESA Threatened
2010
Alaska
West Coast
Acipenser sturio
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2014
-
-
Foreign
Manta birostris
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
2018
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
Pristis zijsron
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2014
-
-
Foreign
Acipenser medirostris
Fish
Protected Fish
Southern DPS
ESA Threatened
2006
Alaska
West Coast
Mycteroperca jordani
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
2016
-
West Coast
Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
1991
Southeast
Mycteroperca fusca
Fish
Protected Fish
Reef Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2016
-
-
Foreign