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, 14 candidate species for ESA listing, 0 proposed species for ESA listing.

Species Name
Species Category
Species, Subspecies, or DPS
Status
Year Listed
Recovery Plan
Critical Habitat
Region
Cantharellus noumeae
Invertebrates
Corals
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2015
-
-
Foreign
Nautilus pompilius
Invertebrates
Other
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
2018
-
-
Pacific Islands
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
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
Fish
Protected Fish
Salmon & Steelhead
Sacramento River winter-run
ESA Endangered
1994
Alaska
West Coast
Upper Columbia River spring-run
ESA Endangered
1999
Alaska
West Coast
California coastal
ESA Threatened
1999
Alaska
West Coast
Central Valley spring-run
ESA Threatened
1999
Alaska
West Coast
Lower Columbia River
ESA Threatened
1999
Alaska
West Coast
Puget Sound
ESA Threatened
1999
Alaska
West Coast
Snake River fall-run
ESA Threatened
1992
Alaska
West Coast
Snake River spring/summer-run
ESA Threatened
1992
Alaska
West Coast
Upper Willamette River
ESA Threatened
2005
Alaska
West Coast
Upper Klamath-Trinity River
ESA Candidate
-
-
-
Alaska
West Coast
Central Valley spring-run in the San Joaquin River XN
ESA Experimental Population
-
-
-
Alaska
West Coast
Upper Columbia River spring-run in the Okanogan River subbasin XN
ESA Experimental Population
-
-
-
Alaska
West Coast
Oncorhynchus keta
Fish
Protected Fish
Salmon & Steelhead
Columbia River ESU
ESA Threatened
1999
Alaska
West Coast
Hood Canal summer-run ESU
ESA Threatened
1999
Alaska
West Coast
Oncorhynchus kisutch
Fish
Protected Fish
Salmon & Steelhead
Central California coast ESU
ESA Endangered
2005; 1996 (original)
Alaska
West Coast
Lower Columbia River ESU
ESA Threatened
2005
Alaska
West Coast
Oregon coast ESU
ESA Threatened
2008
Alaska
West Coast
Southern Oregon & Northern California coasts ESU
ESA Threatened
1997
Alaska
West Coast
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
Acropora palmata
Invertebrates
Corals
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
2006
Southeast
Thaleichthys pacificus
Fish
Protected Fish
Southern DPS
ESA Threatened
2010
Alaska
West Coast
Euphyllia paradivisa
Invertebrates
Corals
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
2014
-
Pacific Islands
Acipenser sturio
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2014
-
-
Foreign
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
Eschrichtius robustus
Whales
Western North Pacific DPS
ESA Endangered - Foreign
1994; 1970 (original)
-
-
Alaska
West Coast
Pristis zijsron
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2014
-
-
Foreign
Acipenser medirostris
Fish
Protected Fish
Southern DPS
ESA Threatened
2006
Alaska
West Coast
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
Arctocephalus townsendi
Seals & Sea Lions
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
1985
-
-
Alaska
West Coast
Mycteroperca jordani
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
2016
-
West Coast