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
Lipotes vexillifer
Dolphins & Porpoises
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered - Foreign
1989
-
-
Foreign
Pseudorca crassidens
Whales
Dolphins & Porpoises
Main Hawaiian Islands Insular DPS
ESA Endangered
2012
Pacific Islands
Cephalorhynchus hectori
Dolphins & Porpoises
Maui's dolphin subspecies
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2017
-
-
Foreign
South Island Hector's dolphin subspecies
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2017
-
-
Foreign
Orcinus orca
Whales
Dolphins & Porpoises
Southern Resident DPS
ESA Endangered
2005
Alaska
West Coast
Sousa chinensis taiwanensis
Dolphins & Porpoises
Taiwanese Humpback Dolphin subspecies
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2018
-
-
Foreign
Phocoena sinus
Dolphins & Porpoises
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered - Foreign
1985
-
-
Foreign