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
Acropora lokani
Invertebrates
Corals
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2014
-
Foreign
Acropora pharaonis
Invertebrates
Corals
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2014
-
Foreign
Acropora rudis
Invertebrates
Corals
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2014
-
Foreign
Acropora tenella
Invertebrates
Corals
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2014
-
Foreign
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
Anacropora spinosa
Invertebrates
Corals
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2014
-
Foreign
Squatina argentina
Fish
Protected Fish
Sharks
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2017
-
-
Foreign
Pterapogon kauderni
Fish
Protected Fish
Reef Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2016
-
-
Foreign
Erignathus barbatus
Seals & Sea Lions
Beringia DPS
ESA Threatened
2012
-
-
Alaska
Okhotsk DPS
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2012
-
-
Foreign
Rhinobatos cemiculus
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2017
-
-
Foreign
Rhinobatos horkelii
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2017
-
-
Foreign
Cantharellus noumeae
Invertebrates
Corals
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2015
-
-
Foreign
Lipotes vexillifer
Dolphins & Porpoises
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered - Foreign
1989
-
-
Foreign
Acipenser sinensis
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2014
-
-
Foreign
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
Aipysurus fuscus
Plants/Other
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2015
-
-
Foreign
Pristis clavata
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2014
-
-
Foreign
Acipenser sturio
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2014
-
-
Foreign
Pristis zijsron
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2014
-
-
Foreign
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
Cephalorhynchus hectori
Dolphins & Porpoises
Maui's dolphin subspecies
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2017
-
-
Foreign
South Island Hector's dolphin subspecies
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2017
-
-
Foreign
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