Species Lists

The following links provide lists to protected species under NOAA Fisheries' jurisdiction. Some are protected by more than one law or treaty. If you do not find the species you are looking for, contact the appropriate office to find out if there are any requirements you must meet to conduct your proposed activity.

Threatened or Endangered Species (Federal)

To determine if the species you will be working with is listed as threatened or endangered under the ESA, visit the following web site:    https://www.fws.gov/endangered/species/us-species.html

Marine Mammals

To determine if the marine mammal species you will be working with is listed as a depleted or strategic stock under the MMPA, visit the following web site:    https://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/sars/

For a list of marine mammal species under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's jurisdiction, see the following web site:    https://www.fws.gov/

CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species)

To determine whether the species you will be working with is listed on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), visit the following web site:    https://www.cites.org The previous link is an external site.

Oregon Species

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife requires that individuals obtain a scientific taking permit for all fish, wildlife, and marine invertebrates you may capture or kill in Oregon.

NOAA Fisheries Protected Species

Angelshark, Argentine (Squatina argentina)
Angelshark, common (Squatina squatina)
Angelshark, sawback (Squatina aculeata)
Angelshark, smoothback (Squatina oculata)
Angelshark, spiny (Squatina guggenheim)
Eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus)
Guitarfish, Brazilian (Rhinobatos horkelii)
Rockfish, Bocaccio (Sebastes paucispinis)
Rockfish, Yelloweye (Sebastes ruberrimus)
Salmon, Atlantic (Salmo salar)
Salmon, Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)
Salmon, chum (Oncorhynchus keta)
Salmon, coho (Oncorhynchus kisutch)
Salmon, sockeye (Oncorhynchus nerka)
Sawfish, dwarf (Pristis clavata)
Sawfish, green (Pristis zijsron)
Sawfish, largetooth (Pristis pristis)
Sawfish, narrow (Anoxypristis cuspidata)
Sawfish, smalltooth (Pristis pectinata)
Shark, daggernose (Isogomphodon oxyrhynchus)
Shark, narrownose smoothhound (Mustelus schmitti)
Shark, scalloped hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini)
Shark, striped smoothhound (Mustelus fasciatus)
Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Sturgeon, Atlantic (Acipenser oxyrinchus)
Sturgeon, Gulf (Acipenser oxyrinchus)
Sturgeon, green (Acipenser medirostris)
Sturgeon, shortnose (Acipenser brevirostrum)
Totoaba (Cynoscion macdonaldi)
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Cetaceans (Whales, Dolphins, Porpoise)
Dolphin, Amazon River (Inia geoffrensis)
Dolphin, Atlantic humpbacked (Sousa teuszii)
Dolphin, Atlantic spotted (Stenella frontalis)
Dolphin, Atlantic white-sided (Lagenorhynchus acutus)
Dolphin, Australian snubfin (Orcaella )
Dolphin, Commerson's (Cephalorhynchus commersonii)
Dolphin, Fraser's (Lagenodelphis hosei)
Dolphin, Ganges River (Platanista gangetica)
Dolphin, Heaviside's (Cephalorhynchus heavisidii)
Dolphin, Hector's (Cephalorhynchus hectori)
Dolphin, Indian Ocean bottlenose (Tursiops aduncus)
Dolphin, Indo-Pacific humpback (Sousa chinensis)
Dolphin, Indus River (Platanista gangetica)
Dolphin, Irrawaddy (Orcaella brevirostris)
Dolphin, La Plata River (Pontoporia blainvillei)
Dolphin, Pacific white-sided (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)
Dolphin, Peale's (Lagenorhynchus australis)
Dolphin, Risso's (Grampus griseus)
Dolphin, Yangtze River (Lipotes vexillifer)
Dolphin, black (Cephalorhynchus eutropia)
Dolphin, bottlenose (Tursiops truncatus)
Dolphin, clymene (Stenella clymene)
Dolphin, common, long-beaked (Delphinus capensis)
Dolphin, common, short-beaked (Delphinus delphis)
Dolphin, dusky (Lagenorhynchus obscurus)
Dolphin, hourglass (Lagenorhynchus cruciger)
Dolphin, northern right whale (Lissodelphis borealis)
Dolphin, pantropical spotted (Stenella attenuata)
Dolphin, rough-toothed (Steno bredanensis)
Dolphin, southern right whale (Lissodelphis peronii)
Dolphin, spinner (Stenella longirostris)
Dolphin, striped (Stenella coeruleoalba)
Dolphin, white-beaked (Lagenorhynchus albirostris)
Narwhal (Monodon monoceros)
Porpoise, Burmeister's (Phocoena spinipinnis)
Porpoise, Dall's (Phocoenoides dalli)
Porpoise, finless (Neophocaena phocaenoides)
Porpoise, harbor (Phocoena phocoena)
Porpoise, spectacled (Phocoena dioptrica)
Tucuxi (Sotalia fluviatilis)
Vaquita (Phocoena sinus)
Whale, Andrew's beaked ( bowdoini)
Whale, Antarctic minke (Balaenoptera bonaerensis)
Whale, Arnoux's beaked (Berardius arnuxii)
Whale, Baird's beaked (Berardius bairdii)
Whale, Blainville's beaked (Mesoplodon densirostris)
Whale, Bryde's (Balaenoptera edeni)
Whale, Cuvier's beaked (Ziphius cavirostris)
Whale, Deraniyagala's beaked (Mesoplodon hotaula)
Whale, Eden's (Balaenoptera edeni)
Whale, Gervais' beaked (Mesoplodon europaeus)
Whale, Gray's beaked (Mesoplodon grayi)
Whale, Hector's beaked (Mesoplodon hectori)
Whale, Hubbs' beaked (Mesoplodon carlhubbsi)
Whale, Lesser beaked (Mesoplodon peruvianus)
Whale, Longman's beaked (Indopacetus pacificus)
Whale, Mesoplodon beaked (Mesoplodon )
Whale, Omura's (Balaenoptera omurai)
Whale, Perrin's beaked (Mesoplodon perrini)
Whale, Rice's (Balaenoptera ricei)
Whale, Shepherd's beaked (Tasmacetus shepherdi)
Whale, Sowerby's beaked (Mesoplodon bidens)
Whale, Spade-toothed (Mesoplodon traversii)
Whale, Stejneger's beaked (Mesoplodon stejnegeri)
Whale, True's beaked (Mesoplodon mirus)
Whale, beluga (Delphinapterus leucas)
Whale, blue (Balaenoptera musculus)
Whale, bowhead (Balaena mysticetus)
Whale, dwarf sperm (Kogia sima)
Whale, false killer (Pseudorca crassidens)
Whale, fin (Balaenoptera physalus)
Whale, ginkgo-toothed beaked (Mesoplodon ginkgodens)
Whale, gray (Eschrichtius robustus)
Whale, humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae)
Whale, killer (Orcinus orca)
Whale, melon-headed (Peponocephala electra)
Whale, minke (Balaenoptera acutorostrata)
Whale, northern bottlenose (Hyperoodon ampullatus)
Whale, pilot, long-finned (Globicephala melas)
Whale, pilot, short-finned (Globicephala macrorhynchus)
Whale, pygmy beaked (Mesoplodon peruvianus)
Whale, pygmy killer (Feresa attenuata)
Whale, pygmy right (Caperea marginata)
Whale, pygmy sperm (Kogia breviceps)
Whale, right, North Atlantic (Eubalaena glacialis)
Whale, right, North Pacific (Eubalaena japonica)
Whale, right, southern (Eubalaena australis)
Whale, sei (Balaenoptera borealis)
Whale, southern bottlenose (Hyperoodon planifrons)
Whale, sperm (Physeter macrocephalus)
Whale, strap-toothed (Mesoplodon layardii)
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Pinnipeds (Seals and Sea Lions)
Sea lion, Australian (Neophoca cinerea)
Sea lion, California (Zalophus californianus)
Sea lion, New Zealand (Phocarctos hookeri)
Sea lion, South American (Otaria flavescens)
Sea lion, Steller (Eumetopias jubatus)
Seal, Antarctic fur (Arctocephalus gazella)
Seal, Caspian (Phoca caspica)
Seal, Galapagos fur (Arctocephalus galapagoensis)
Seal, Guadalupe fur (Arctocephalus townsendi)
Seal, Hawaiian monk (Neomonachus schauinslandi)
Seal, Juan Fernandez fur (Arctocephalus philippii)
Seal, Mediterranean monk (Monachus monachus)
Seal, New Zealand fur (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Seal, Northern fur (Callorhinus ursinus)
Seal, South African fur (Arctocephalus pusillus)
Seal, South American fur (Arctocephalus australis)
Seal, Weddell (Leptonychotes weddellii)
Seal, baikal (Phoca sibirica)
Seal, bearded (Erignathus barbatus)
Seal, crabeater (Lobodon carcinophaga)
Seal, gray (Halichoerus grypus)
Seal, harbor (Phoca vitulina)
Seal, harp (Phoca groenlandica)
Seal, hooded (Cystophora cristata)
Seal, leopard (Hydrurga leptonyx)
Seal, northern elephant (Mirounga angustirostris)
Seal, ribbon (Histriophoca fasciata)
Seal, ringed (Phoca hispida)
Seal, ross (Ommatophoca rossii)
Seal, southern elephant (Mirounga leonina)
Seal, spotted (Phoca largha)
Seal, subantarctic fur (Arctocephalus tropicalis)
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Sea Turtles
Turtle, Kemp's ridley sea (Lepidochelys kempii)
Turtle, green sea (Chelonia mydas)
Turtle, hawksbill sea (Eretmochelys imbricata)
Turtle, leatherback sea (Dermochelys coriacea)
Turtle, loggerhead sea (Caretta caretta)
Turtle, olive ridley sea (Lepidochelys olivacea)
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Abalone, Black (Haliotis cracherodii)
Abalone, white (Haliotis sorenseni)
Coral, boulder star (Orbicella franksi)
Coral, boulder star (annularis) (Orbicella annularis)
Coral, elkhorn (Acropora palmata)
Coral, mountainous star (Orbicella faveolata)
Coral, pillar (Dendrogyra cylindrus)
Coral, rough cactus (Mycetophyllia ferox)
Coral, staghorn (Acropora cervicornis)
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