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Species Name Species Category Protected Status Region
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Pterapogon kauderni
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Protected Fish
    • Reef Fish
  • ESA Threatened - Foreign
  • Region
    Foreign
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bearded seal illustration
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Erignathus barbatus
  • Species Category
    Seals & Sea Lions
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened - Foreign
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • MMPA Depleted
  • Region
    Alaska
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Beluga whale illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady for NOAA Fisheries.
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Delphinapterus leucas
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • ESA Endangered
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • MMPA Depleted
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    Alaska
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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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Side-profile illustration of a black grouper fish with olive gray body and black blotches. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Mycteroperca bonaci
Also Known As
Grouper, Blackfin grouper, Marbled rockfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Reef Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Side profile illustration of a black sea bass fish with blue and white spotting on scales. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Centropristis striata
Also Known As
Sea bass, Blackfish, Rock bass, Black bass, Tallywag
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Holothuria nobilis
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Other
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    Foreign
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Rhinobatos cemiculus
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Protected Fish
  • ESA Threatened - Foreign
  • Region
    Foreign
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Mesoplodon densirostris
  • 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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Blue catfish illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady
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Ictalurus furcatus
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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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. Shell is blue-black with some brown and white details. Can see 'beard' threads on the inside. FARMED label in upper right. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Mytilus edulis
Also Known As
Edible mussel
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Clams, Mussels, Oysters
    • Farmed Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Balaenoptera musculus
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • ESA Endangered
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • 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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Side-profile illustration of bluefish with shiny white and light blue body. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Pomatomus saltatrix
Also Known As
Tailor, Snapper, Baby blues, Choppers, Elfs
  • 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 gray blueline tilefish with a blue line from their snout to eye. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Caulolatilus microps
Also Known As
Gray tilefish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Reef Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Sebastes paucispinis
Also Known As
Bocaccio, Rock Salmon, Salmon Rockfish, Pacific Red Snapper, Pacific Snapper, Oregon Red Snapper, Oregon Snapper, Longjaw, Merou, Jack, Snapper, Rock Cod, Rockfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Sebastes paucispinis
Also Known As
Bocaccio, Rock Salmon, Salmon Rockfish, Pacific Red Snapper, Pacific Snapper, Oregon Red Snapper, Oregon Snapper, Longjaw, Merou, Jack, Snapper, Rock Cod, Rockfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
  • ESA Endangered
  • 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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Bowhead whale illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady for NOAA Fisheries.
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Balaena mysticetus
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • ESA Endangered
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • CITES Appendix I
  • Region
    Alaska
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Rhinobatos horkelii
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Protected Fish
  • ESA Endangered - Foreign
  • Region
    Foreign
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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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Left-facing illustration of Bryde's whale. Credit: Jack Hornady for NOAA Fisheries.
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Balaenoptera edeni
  • 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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Side-profile illustration of a blue, gray, and silvery white butterfish. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Peprilus triacanthus
Also Known As
American butterfish, Atlantic butterfish, Dollarfish, Shiner, Skipjack, Sheepshead, Harvestfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • 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