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
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
Balaenoptera musculus
Whales
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
1970
-
Alaska
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast
Balaenoptera physalus
Whales
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
1970
-
Alaska
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast
Manta birostris
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
2018
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
Chelonia mydas
Sea Turtles
Central South Pacific DPS
ESA Endangered
2016
-
Pacific Islands
Central West Pacific DPS
ESA Endangered
2016
-
Pacific Islands
Mediterranean DPS
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2016
-
-
Foreign
Central North Pacific DPS
ESA Threatened
2016
-
Pacific Islands
East Pacific DPS
ESA Threatened
2016
-
West Coast
North Atlantic DPS
ESA Threatened
2016
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Southeast
South Atlantic DPS
ESA Threatened
2016
-
Southeast
East Indian-West Pacific DPS
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2016
-
-
Foreign
North Indian DPS
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2016
-
-
Foreign
Southwest Indian DPS
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2016
-
-
Foreign
Southwest Pacific DPS
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2016
-
-
Foreign
Lepidochelys kempii
Sea Turtles
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
1970
-
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Southeast
Dermochelys coriacea
Sea Turtles
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
1970
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast
Foreign
Caretta caretta
Sea Turtles
North Pacific Ocean DPS
ESA Endangered
2011
Pacific Islands
West Coast
Mediterranean Sea DPS
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2011
-
-
Foreign
Northeast Atlantic Ocean DPS
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2011
-
-
Foreign
North Indian Ocean DPS
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2011
-
-
Foreign
South Pacific Ocean DPS
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2011
-
-
Foreign
Northwest Atlantic Ocean DPS
ESA Threatened
2011
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Southeast
South Atlantic Ocean DPS
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2011
-
-
Foreign
Southeast Indo-Pacific Ocean DPS
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2011
-
-
Foreign
Southwest Indian Ocean DPS
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2011
-
-
Foreign
Eubalaena glacialis
Whales
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
2008; 1970 (original)
New England/Mid-Atlantic
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
Balaenoptera borealis
Whales
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
1970
-
Alaska
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast
Acipenser brevirostrum
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
1967
-
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Southeast
Physeter macrocephalus
Whales
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
1970
-
Alaska
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast