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Endangered and Threatened Marine Species

Approximately 2,300 species are listed as endangered or threatened under the ESA. Of these species, about 675 are foreign species, found only in areas outside of the U.S. and our waters.

We have jurisdiction over 161 endangered and threatened marine species, including 65 foreign species. We work with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to manage ESA-listed species. Generally, we manage marine species, while USFWS manages land and freshwater species.

For more information, see our ESA Fact Sheet [pdf].

Endangered and Threatened Species Under NMFS' Jurisdiction:

Additional Species: