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
Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
1991
Southeast
Balaenoptera edeni (GoM subspecies)
Whales
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
2019
-
-
Southeast
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
West Coast
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
Mycteroperca fusca
Fish
Protected Fish
Reef Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2016
-
-
Foreign
Isopora crateriformis
Invertebrates
Corals
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
2014
-
Pacific Islands
Halophila johnsonii
Plants/Other
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
1998
Southeast
Huso dauricus
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2014
-
-
Foreign
Lepidochelys kempii
Sea Turtles
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
1970
-
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Southeast
Orcinus orca
Whales
Dolphins & Porpoises
Southern Resident DPS
ESA Endangered
2005
Alaska
West Coast
Pristis pristis
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
2014; 2011 (original)
-
-
Southeast
Dermochelys coriacea
Sea Turtles
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered
1970
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast
Northwest Atlantic population
ESA Candidate
-
-
-
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Southeast
Orbicella annularis
Invertebrates
Corals
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
2014
-
Southeast
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
Monachus monachus
Seals & Sea Lions
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered - Foreign
1970
-
-
Foreign
Montipora australiensis
Invertebrates
Corals
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2014
-
Foreign
Orbicella faveolata
Invertebrates
Corals
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
2014
-
Southeast
Anoxypristis cuspidata
Fish
Protected Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Endangered - Foreign
2014
-
-
Foreign
Mustelus schmitti
Fish
Protected Fish
Sharks
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened - Foreign
2017
-
-
Foreign
Epinephelus striatus
Fish
Protected Fish
Reef Fish
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
2016
-
Southeast
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
Carcharhinus longimanus
Fish
Protected Fish
Highly Migratory Fish
Sharks
Throughout Its Range
ESA Threatened
2018
New England/Mid-Atlantic
Pacific Islands
Southeast
West Coast