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Species Name Species Category Protected Status Region
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Illustration of queen conch.
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Alger gigas
Also Known As
Strombus gigas, Lobatus gigas, Conch, Pink conch, Carrucho, Caracol reina
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • ESA Proposed - Threatened
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex III
  • Region
    Southeast
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Kogia breviceps
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • 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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Profile drawing of Pygmy Killer Whale
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Feresa attenuata
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
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Porites napopora
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Corals
  • ESA Threatened - Foreign
  • Region
    Foreign
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Pocillopora meandrina
Also Known As
Cauliflower coral
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Corals
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
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Pinto abalone illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady
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Haliotis kamtschatkana
Also Known As
Northern Abalone, Threaded Abalone
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Abalone
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a small pink shrimp with long walking legs and swimming legs. Dark-colored spot located on the side. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Farfantepenaeus duorarum
Also Known As
Spotted shrimp, Hopper, Pink spotted shrimp, Brown spotted shrimp, Grooved shrimp, Green shrimp, Pink night shrimp, Red shrimp, Skipper, Pushed 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 pink salmon fish with white underside, silver and pink on the side, and green upper back with dark spots. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Oncorhynchus gorbuscha
Also Known As
Humpback salmon, Humpy, Gorbusch, Haddo, Holia
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Pink abalone illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady
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Haliotis corrugata
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Abalone
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  • Region
    West Coast
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Illustration of a tall, tan pillar coral showing upward growth of branches. NOAA Fisheries watermark in bottom right.
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Dendrogyra cylindrus
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Corals
  • ESA Threatened
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex III
  • Region
    Southeast
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Right-facing petrale sole flatfish with both eyes on its right side and an oval/round body. Depicted upper side of the body is dark brown in color. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Eopsetta jordani
Also Known As
Sole, Flounder, California sole, Brill, Petral, Jordan’s flounder, Round-nosed sole
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Pavona diffluens
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Corals
  • ESA Threatened - Foreign
  • Region
    Foreign
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Stenella attenuata
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
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Side-profile illustration of yellowfin tuna fish with bright yellow fins and finlets. Body is blue on the top, white on the underside, and there's a yellow stripe along the side. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Thunnus albacares
Also Known As
Ahi, Kihada
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a Pacific whiting fish with silvery body and black speckles on its back. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Mercluccius productus
Also Known As
Pacific hake
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    West Coast
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Lagenorhynchus obliquidens
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Left-facing side profile illustration of wahoo fish with skinny, narrow body. Coloring is darker blues above and more pale blue and silver coloring for the bottom half. Irregular blackish-blue vertical stripes on sides. Credit: NOAA Fisheries
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Acanthocybium solanderi
Also Known As
Kingfish, Peto, Guarapucu, Ono, Thazard batard, Wahoo
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a gray spiny dogfish shark wtih white spots and white underside. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Squalus suckleyi
Also Known As
Dogfish, Spring dogfish, Spiked dogfish, Grayfish, Spur dog, Piked dogfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Sharks
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of skipjack tuna with dark purplish blue back. Bottom half of body is silvery white with five dark bands/stripes running along the side. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Katsuwonus pelamis
Also Known As
Ocean bonito, Lesser tuna, Aku, Katsuo
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    West Coast
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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
Also Known As
Mako shark, Blue pointer, Bonito shark, Pacific mako shark
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Sharks
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a small Pacific sardine fish with blue-green on its back, white underbelly, and dark spots along its side. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Sardinops sagax caerulea
Also Known As
Pilchard, California sardine, California pilchard, Sardina, Sardine
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    West Coast
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Drawings of three types of salmon
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Multiple species
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Protected Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Illustration of Pacific oyster showing gray, cupped shape shell and white inside. NOAA Fisheries text wraps along side of shell. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Crassostrea gigas
Also Known As
Japanese oyster, Miyagi oyster, Pacific cupped oyster
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Clams, Mussels, Oysters
    • Farmed Seafood
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  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of red ocean perch fish with spikey, jagged fins and tail. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Sebastes alutus
Also Known As
POP, Rockfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Left-facing side profile illustration of colorful mahi mahi fish with yellow underside, greenish yellow on top half, and then blue and green dorsal fins. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Coryphaena hippurus
Also Known As
Mahi mahi, Dolphinfish, Dorado
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    West Coast