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Species Name Species Category Protected Status Region
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Pristis clavata
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Protected Fish
  • ESA Endangered - Foreign
  • CITES Appendix I
  • Region
    Foreign
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Hippocampus zosterae
  • Species Category
    Fish
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    Southeast
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Kogia sima
  • 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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Illustration of an oval-shaped Eastern oyster with beige-colored shell. The inside of the shell is white, off-white, and brownish in color. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Crassostrea virginica
Also Known As
American oyster, Atlantic oyster, American cupped oyster, Virginia oyster
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Clams, Mussels, Oysters
    • Farmed Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Illustration of a golden tan elkhorn coral with frond-like branches. NOAA Fisheries tag on bottom right. Credit: Jack Hornady
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Acropora palmata
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Corals
  • ESA Threatened
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex II
  • SPAW Annex III
  • Region
    Southeast
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Illustration of an English sole flatfish with diamond-shaped body, brown coloring, pointed snout, and both eyes on the right side of their head. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Parophrys vetulus
Also Known As
Sole, Lemon sole
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Thaleichthys pacificus
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Protected Fish
  • ESA Threatened
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Euphyllia Paradivisa coral illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady
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Euphyllia paradivisa
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Corals
  • ESA Threatened
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
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European sturgeon illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady.
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Acipenser sturio
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Protected Fish
  • ESA Endangered - Foreign
  • CITES Appendix I
  • Region
    Foreign
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Profile drawing of False Killer Whale
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Pseudorca crassidens
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • ESA Endangered
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Multiple species
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Reef Fish
  • Region
    Southeast
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Illustration of fin whale.
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Balaenoptera physalus
  • 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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Illustration of  flathead sole flatfish with oval-shaped, reddish gray-brown body, and both eyes on the right of their head. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Hippoglossoides elassodon
Also Known As
Sole, Flounder, Flathead flounder, Halibut-like flounder
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Lagenodelphis hosei
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
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Side-profile illustration of a gag grouper fish with brownish gray body and darker brown splotchy marks along the side. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Mycteroperca microlepis
Also Known As
Grouper, Copper belly, Charcoal belly
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Southeast
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Side-view illustration of geoduck showing tan, long siphon (neck) and small white shell. NOAA Fisheries text along bottom of siphon.
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Panopea generosa
Also Known As
King Clam
Elephant Clam
Gweduck
Goeduck
Goiduck
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Clams, Mussels, Oysters
    • Farmed Seafood
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Mesoplodon europaeus
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Hippopus spp.
Also Known As
Horse's hoof clam, Bear paw clam
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Clams, Mussels, Oysters
  • ESA Candidate
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
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Tridacna spp.
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Clams, Mussels, Oysters
  • ESA Candidate
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
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Manta birostris
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Protected Fish
  • ESA Threatened
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex III
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
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Side-profile illustration of a golden tilefish with silver and gray body, gold, yellow spotting, and dark red tail fin. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps
Also Known As
Golden tilefish, Golden bass, Golden snapper, Great northern tilefish, Rainbow tilefish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Halichoerus grypus
  • Species Category
    Seals & Sea Lions
  • MMPA Protected
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Side-profile illustration of a gray triggerfish with round, olive-gray body. Gray triggerfish have blue spots and lines on their body and fins. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Balistes capriscus
Also Known As
Grey triggerfish, Leatherjacket, Leatherneck, Taly
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Southeast
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Eschrichtius robustus
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • ESA Endangered
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • CITES Appendix I
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a greater amberjack fish with bluish gray back and silvery white belly. Illustration shows an amber stripe on the fish's head and along the middle of the body in addition to a yellow stripe from eye to tail. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Seriola dumerili
Also Known As
Amberjack, Medregal, Coronado
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast