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Species Directory

ESA Threatened & Endangered

NOAA Fisheries has jurisdiction over 164 endangered and threatened marine species (79 endangered; 85 threatened), including 65 foreign species (39 endangered; 26 threatened).  

Additional species are currently under review or have been proposed for Endangered Species Act listing: 0 petitioned species awaiting a 90-day finding, 14 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
Acropora globiceps
Invertebrates
Corals
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
2014
Pacific Islands
Acropora jacquelineae
Invertebrates
Corals
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
2014
Pacific Islands
Acropora retusa
Invertebrates
Corals
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
2014
Pacific Islands
Acropora speciosa
Invertebrates
Corals
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
2014
Pacific Islands
Balaenoptera musculus
Whales
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
1970
-
Alaska
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast
Nautilus pompilius
Invertebrates
Other
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
2018
-
Pacific Islands
Euphyllia paradivisa
Invertebrates
Corals
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
2014
Pacific Islands
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
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
Neomonachus schauinslandi
Seals & Sea Lions
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
1976
Pacific Islands
Eretmochelys imbricata
Sea Turtles
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
1970
Pacific Islands
Southeast
Foreign
Isopora crateriformis
Invertebrates
Corals
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
2014
Pacific Islands
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
Carcharhinus longimanus
Fish
Protected Fish
Highly Migratory Fish
Sharks
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
2018
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast
Lepidochelys olivacea
Sea Turtles
Mexico's Pacific coast breeding populations
ESA Endangered
1978
-
Foreign
All other populations
ESA Threatened
-
-
-
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast
Foreign
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
Balaenoptera borealis
Whales
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
1970
-
Alaska
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast
Seriatopora aculeata
Invertebrates
Corals
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
2014
Pacific Islands
Physeter macrocephalus
Whales
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
1970
-
Alaska
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast