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, 12 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
Delphinapterus leucas
Whales
Cook Inlet DPS
ESA Endangered
2008
Alaska
Balaenoptera musculus
Whales
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
1970
-
Alaska
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast
Balaena mysticetus
Whales
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
1970
-
-
Alaska
Balaenoptera edeni
Whales
Gulf of Mexico subspecies
ESA Endangered
2019
-
-
Southeast
Pseudorca crassidens
Whales
Dolphins & Porpoises
Main Hawaiian Islands Insular DPS
ESA Endangered
2012
Pacific Islands
Balaenoptera physalus
Whales
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
1970
-
Alaska
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast
Eschrichtius robustus
Whales
Western North Pacific DPS
ESA Endangered - Foreign
1994; 1970 (original)
-
-
Alaska
West Coast
Balaenoptera edeni (GoM subspecies)
Whales
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
2019
-
-
Southeast
Megaptera novaeangliae
Whales
Central America DPS
ESA Endangered
2016
West Coast
Western North Pacific DPS
ESA Endangered
2016
Alaska
Arabian Sea DPS
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2016
-
Foreign
Cape Verde Islands/Northwest Africa DPS
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2016
-
Foreign
Mexico DPS
ESA Threatened
2016
Alaska
West Coast
Orcinus orca
Whales
Dolphins & Porpoises
Southern Resident DPS
ESA Endangered
2005
Alaska
West Coast
Eubalaena glacialis
Whales
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
2008; 1970 (original)
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Southeast
Eubalaena japonica
Whales
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
2008; 1970 (original)
Alaska
West Coast
Balaenoptera borealis
Whales
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
1970
-
Alaska
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast
Eubalaena australis
Whales
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered - Foreign
1970
-
-
Foreign
Physeter macrocephalus
Whales
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
1970
-
Alaska
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast