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Species Name Species Category Protected Status Region
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Acropora globiceps
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Corals
  • ESA Threatened
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
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Acropora jacquelineae
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Corals
  • ESA Threatened
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
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Acropora lokani
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Corals
  • ESA Threatened - Foreign
  • Region
    Foreign
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Illustration of Acropora pharaonis table coral with pinkish brown and tan coloring. Coral branches up and outward like a tree.
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Acropora pharaonis
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Corals
  • ESA Threatened - Foreign
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    Foreign
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Acropora retusa
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Corals
  • ESA Threatened
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
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Acropora rudis coral illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady.
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Acropora rudis
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Corals
  • ESA Threatened - Foreign
  • Region
    Foreign
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Acropora speciosa
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Corals
  • ESA Threatened
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
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Acropora tenella coral illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady.
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Acropora tenella
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Corals
  • ESA Threatened - Foreign
  • Region
    Foreign
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Top view looking down illustration of a reddish orange Alaska snow crab. NOAA Fisheries text along back of body. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Chionoecetes opilio
Also Known As
Opilio, Opies
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Crab
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
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Homarus americanus
Also Known As
Lobster
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Anacropora spinosa coral illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady.
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Anacropora spinosa
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Corals
  • ESA Threatened - Foreign
  • Region
    Foreign
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Illustration of an Atlantic deep-sea red crab. Credit: Jack Hornady
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Chaceon quinquedens
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Crab
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Side-profile illustration of orange red Northern shrimp with big black eye. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Pandalus borealis
Also Known As
Pink shrimp, Salad shrimp, Coldwater shrimp, Deep water prawn
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Shrimp
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Illustration of a tan, reddish brown Atlantic sea scallop made of a saucer-shaped upper shell and a second lower shell. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Placopecten magellanicus
Also Known As
Scallop, Sea scallop, Giant scallop
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Scallops
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Illustration of white Atlantic surfclam made of triangular shell with yellowish tan, rounded edges. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Spisula solidissima
Also Known As
Surfclam, Hen clam, Bar clam, Sea clam
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Clams, Mussels, Oysters
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Illustration of a black abalone with blackish/blue shell with 8 holes. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Haliotis cracherodii
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Abalone
  • ESA Endangered
  • Region
    West Coast
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Holothuria nobilis
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Other
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    Foreign
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Blue crab illustration showing grayish blue and green shell. Legs and claws are bright blue. Depicted crab is a female because red tips on claws. Credit: NOAAFisheries/Jack Hornady.
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Callinectes sapidus
Also Known As
Hard-shells (not molting), Peelers (about to molt), Busters (started to molt), Soft-shells (just molted, not yet hard), Jimmies (adult males), Sooks (adult females), She-crabs or Sallies (immature females), Sponges/Sponge crabs (females carrying eggs)
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Crab
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Illustration of open blue mussel with NOAA Fisheries text along right side. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Mytilus edulis
Also Known As
Edible mussel
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Clams, Mussels, Oysters
    • Farmed Seafood
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Illustration of boulder star coral. Credit: Jack Hornady
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Orbicella franksi
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Corals
  • ESA Threatened
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex II
  • SPAW Annex III
  • Region
    Southeast
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Side-profile illustration of a brown rock shrimp with pinkish brown body and reddish-purple skinny legs. Body has grooves and nodules. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Sicyonia brevirostris
Also Known As
Rock shrimp, Florida rock shrimp
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Shrimp
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Side-profile illustration of a brown shrimp with several slender long walking legs and five pairs of smaller swimming legs. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Farfantepenaeus aztecus
Also Known As
Brownies, Green lake shrimp, Red shrimp, Redtail shrimp, Golden shrimp, Native shrimp, Summer shrimp
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Shrimp
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Illustration of a pale pink-colored California market squid with red speckles all over and big eyes. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Doryteuthis (Loligo) opalescens
Also Known As
Squid, Pacific loligo squid, Opalescent inshore squid
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Squid
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    West Coast
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Cantharellus Noumeae coral illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady
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Cantharellus noumeae
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Corals
  • ESA Endangered - Foreign
  • Region
    Foreign
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Illustration of a Caribbean spiny lobster looking down on its back. Illustration shows reddish brown shell with dark and cream-colored, yellowish spots on body and tail. Forward-pointing spines cover their bodies for protection. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Panulirus argus
Also Known As
Crawfish, Rock lobster, Bug, Florida lobster, Langosta espinosa
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Southeast