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Species Name Species Category Protected Status Region
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Sebastes flavidus
Also Known As
Yellowtail rockfish, Greenie, Yellow sea perch, Rock Cod, Pacific Snapper
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Right-facing, right-eyed yellowtail flounder fish illustration. This flatfish has a reddish brown body with rusty red spots and yellow fins. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Limanda ferruginea
Also Known As
Flounder, Rusty dab
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Right-facing yellowfin sole fish illustration with round, dark brown body, and yellow fins and tail. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Limanda aspera
Also Known As
Sole, Flounder
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
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Sebastes ruberrimus
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Protected Fish
  • ESA Threatened
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a silvery gray wreckfish with some buish gray on its back. Wreckfish has blackfish brown fins and a big head and mouth. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Polyprion americanus
Also Known As
Sea bass, Stone bass
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Witch flounder illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady.
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Glyptocephalus cynoglossus
Also Known As
Grey sole
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Leucoraja ocellata
Also Known As
Skate, Big skate, Spotted skate, Eyed skate
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Winter flounder illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady
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Pseudopleuronectes americanus
Also Known As
Flounder, Sole, Lemon sole, Georges Bank flounder, Blackback flounder
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Windowpane flounder illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady.
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Scophthalmus aquosus
Also Known As
Sand dab
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Side-profile illustration of an open-mouthed widow rockfish with grayish brown body and red, white, and light yellow details. Fins are dark and black. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Sebastes entomelas
Also Known As
Brown bomber, Soft brown, Brownie, Belinda bass
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    West Coast
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Lagenorhynchus albirostris
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Side-profile illustration of a white shrimp with 10 long, skinny walking legs, five pairs of bigger swimming legs, and long red antennae. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Litopenaeus setiferus
Also Known As
Northern white shrimp, Gray shrimp, Lake shrimp, Green shrimp, Common shrimp, Daytona shrimp, Southern 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 side profile illustration of great white shark with white underside. Top half of body and most of tail is dark gray.
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Carcharodon carcharias
Also Known As
Great white
Great white shark
White pointer
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Sharks
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Illustration of White Hake. Credit: Jack Hornady.
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Urophycis tenuis
Also Known As
Mud hake, Boston hake
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Haliotis sorenseni
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Abalone
  • ESA Endangered
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a bluefin tuna fish with silvery white bottom half and blue and green on top half and back. Bluefin tuna fish have small yellow fins from second dorsal to tail fin. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Thunnus thynnus
Also Known As
Tuna, Bluefin tuna, Toro, Maguro, Giant bluefin, Northern bluefin tuna
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Illustration of West Coast groundfish species canary rockfish, lingcod, and Dover sole. Credit: Jack Hornady.
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Multiple species
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Sharks
  • Region
    West Coast
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Multiple species
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Coastal Pelagic Fish
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a vermilion snapper fish with orange-red on top half of body and pale to silvery white for bottom half. Dorsal fin is red with yellow edge and tail fin is red with black edge. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Rhomboplites aurorubens
Also Known As
Snapper, Beeliner, Clubhead snapper, Night snapper, Besugo, Rubia
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Southeast
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Phocoena sinus
Also Known As
Gulf of California harbor porpoise, Cochito
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • ESA Endangered - Foreign
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • CITES Appendix I
  • Region
    Foreign
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Tubastraea floreana
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Corals
  • ESA Endangered - Foreign
  • Region
    Foreign
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Mesoplodon mirus
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Totoaba macdonaldi
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Protected Fish
  • ESA Endangered - Foreign
  • CITES Appendix I
  • Region
    Foreign
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Galeorhinus galeus
Also Known As
School Shark
Soupfin Shark
Snapper Shark
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Sharks
  • ESA Candidate
  • Region
    West Coast
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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
Blueline tilefish
Gray tilefish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Reef Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast