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Species Name Species Category Protected Status Region
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Left-facing illustration of short-finned pilot whale with mostly black body and white underside. Credit: Jack Hornady for NOAA Fisheries.
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Globicephala macrorhynchus
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Illustration of illex squid commonly known as shortfin squid.
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Illex illecebrosus
Also Known As
Illex squid, Summer squid
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Squid
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Side-profile illustration of a bluish gray shortfin mako shark with white underside and pointed snout. Sides are light metallic blue and eyes and pectoral fins smaller (compared to longfin mako shark). Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Isurus oxyrinchus
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Sharks
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Delphinus delphis
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Seriatopora aculeata
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Corals
  • ESA Threatened
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
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Balaenoptera borealis
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • ESA Endangered
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • CITES Appendix I
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a silvery scup fish with white belly, darker, blue color on its head, and spiny fins. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Stenotomus chrysops
Also Known As
Porgy, Maiden, Fair maid, Ironsides, Northern porgy
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Sphyrna lewini
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Protected Fish
    • Sharks
  • ESA Endangered
  • ESA Endangered - Foreign
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex III
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Squatina aculeata
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Protected Fish
    • Sharks
  • ESA Endangered - Foreign
  • Region
    Foreign
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Acipenser mikadoi
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Protected Fish
  • ESA Endangered - Foreign
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    Foreign
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Anoplopoma fimbria
Also Known As
Black cod, Butterfish, Skil, Beshow, Coalfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Farmed Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a sablefish with long body resembling a cod fish. Upper half of body is dark gray and lower half is lighter gray. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Anoplopoma fimbria
Also Known As
Black cod, Butterfish, Skil, Beshow, Coalfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Steno bredanensis
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Illustration of gray, purpleish coral with other ocean invertebrates in the surrounding background. NOAA Fisheries watermark in the bottom right.
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Mycetophyllia ferox
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Corals
  • ESA Threatened
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex III
  • Region
    Southeast
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Illustration of a right-facing, right-eyed rock sole flatfish with brown body and mottled with yellow and dark spots. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Lepidopsetta billineta (southern rock sole) and Lepidopsetta polyxystra (northern rock sole)
Also Known As
Sole, Flounder, Rock flounder, Two-lined flounder, White-bellied flounder
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Alosa pseudoharengus, Alosa aestivalis
  • Species Category
    Fish
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Grampus griseus
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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ringed seal illustration
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Phoca (pusa) hispida
  • Species Category
    Seals & Sea Lions
  • ESA Endangered - Foreign
  • ESA Endangered - Foreign
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened - Foreign
  • ESA Threatened - Foreign
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • MMPA Depleted
  • MMPA Depleted
  • MMPA Depleted
  • MMPA Depleted
  • Region
    Alaska
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Left-facing illustration of Bryde's whale. Credit: Jack Hornady for NOAA Fisheries.
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Balaenoptera ricei
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • ESA Endangered
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • CITES Appendix I
  • Region
    Southeast
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Histriophoca fasciata
  • Species Category
    Seals & Sea Lions
  • MMPA Protected
  • Region
    Alaska
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Glyptocephalus zachirus
Also Known As
Witch sole, Threadfin sole
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a red snapper fish with spiny dorsal fin. The red snapper is light red with darker, deep red coloring on its back. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Lutjanus campechanus
Also Known As
Snapper, Genuine red snapper, American reds, Spot snapper
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Southeast
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Illustration of a red king crab with sharp spines all over, six legs, and claws. One claw is larger than the other. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Paralithodes camtschaticus
Also Known As
Alaska king crab, King crab
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Crab
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
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Side-profile illustration of red hake showing reddish brown coloring with tan spots and white belly. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Urophycis chuss
Also Known As
Ling, Squirrel hake
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Side-profile illustration of a red grouper fish with dark red body, white spots and some pink shading, and a large mouth. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Epinephelus morio
Also Known As
Grouper, Cherna americana, Negre
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast