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Fishes
Common Name Range ***
Acadian WhitefishCanada
Alabama CavefishAlabama
Alabama ShadUnited States
Alabama SturgeonAlabama, Mississippi
Alberca SilversideMexico
Alvord ChubNevada, Oregon
Amber DarterAlabama, Georgia, Tennessee
Anguila CiegaMexico
Apache TroutArizona
Ashy DarterAlabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia
Atlantic CodAsia, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), Oceanic
Atlantic HalibutCanada (Newfoundland), Europe, United States (Alaska)
Atlantic SalmonGulf of Maine Atlantic Salmon DPS
Bagre De Rio VerdeMexico
Bagre De YaquiMexico
Balsas SplitfinMexico
Barndoor Winter SkateCanada, United States
Barrens TopminnowTennessee
Basking SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
Bear Lake SculpinIdaho, Utah
Beautiful ShinerArizona, Mexico, New Mexico
Bentfin Devil RayAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, North America, South America
Big Bend GambusiaTexas
Bigeye TunaAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America - Including United States (Hawaii), Oceanic, South America
Black GrouperCentral and South America, Mexico, United States
Black RockfishCentral America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
Black Sea BassCalifornia, Mexico
Black-Finned GoodeidMexico
Blackfin PupfishMexico
Blackmouth ShinerAlabama, Florida, Mississippi
Blacksaddled Coral GrouperAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
BloaterCanada, United States
Blotchside LogperchAlabama, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
Blue ShinerAlabama, Georgia, Tennessee
Bluebarred Pygmy SunfishGeorgia, South Carolina
Bluemask DarterTennessee
Bluestripe DarterMissouri
Bluntnose ShinerMexico
Bocaccio RockfishCanada, Mexico, United States
Bold CharacodonMexico
Bonytail ChubArizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming
Borax Lake ChubOregon
Boulder DarterAlabama, Tennessee
Boxer PupfishMexico
Brindle BassAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory, including Hawaii), Oceanic
Bronze WhalerAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
Brown-marbled GrouperAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
Bullseye Electric RayCalifornia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
Bumphead ParrotfishAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
Cachorrito CabezonMexico
Cachorrito De Charco AzulMexico
Cachorrito De Dorsal LargaMexico
Cachorrito De MezquitalMexico
Cachorrito Enano De PotosiMexico
Caddo MadtomArkansas
Cahaba ShinerAlabama
Calico GrouperBermuda - North Atlantic Ocean, Mexico, United States
California SheepheadMexico, United States (California)
Camouflage GrouperAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
Cape Fear ShinerNorth Carolina
Cape SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
Carbonera PupfishMexico
Caribbean Electric RayBrazil, Florida, French Guiana, Guyana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Suriname, Venezuela
Caribbean Reef SharkCentral America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
Charal De AlchichicaMexico
Charal De La PreciosaMexico
Charal De QuechulacMexico
Charalito ChihuahuaMexico, New Mexico
Charalito SaltilloMexico
Charalito SonorenseArizona, Mexico
Checkered PupfishMexico
Chinook SalmonCalifornia (Sacramento River) in the winters
Clear Creek GambusiaTexas
Coho SalmonCalifornia
Coldwater DarterAlabama, Georgia, Tennessee
Colorado PikeminnowArizona, California, Colorado, Mexico, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming
Comanche Springs PupfishTexas
Common SawfishAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Europe, Mexico, United States
Conasauga LogperchGeorgia, Tennessee
Conchos ShinerMexico
Copper RedhorseCanada
Coppercheek DarterTennessee
Coral TroutAustralia, Brunei Darussalam, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna
CowfishBelize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Florida, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
Crossband RockfishCentral America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
Crown SharkColombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru
Crystal DarterAlabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Wisconsin
Cuatro Cienegas ShinerMexico
Cubera SnapperCentral America, North America (including United States), South America
Cui-uiNevada
Dama Ciega BlancaMexico
Dardo De ConchosMexico
Darkedged SplitfinMexico
Delta SmeltCalifornia
Desert DaceNevada
Desert PupfishArizona, California, Mexico
Devil FishAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Hawaii, Middle East, North America, Oceanic, South America
Devil's Hole PupfishNevada
Devil's River MinnowMexico, Texas
Dionda dichromaMexico
Donkey FishCentral and South America, North America (including United States), Oceanic
Duckbill CatUnited States
Duskytail DarterTennessee, Virginia
Eastern Sand DarterCanada, United States
Etowah DarterGeorgia
FiddlefishColombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
Fountain DarterTexas
Freckled DarterAlabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi
Frilled SharkAngola, Australia, Chile, France, Guyana, Japan, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal (Madeira), South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, United States (California)
Galapagos SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, North America (Hawaii/US Territory), Oceanic, South America
Giant Butterfly RayAfrica, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
Giant WrasseAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Oceanic, United States Minor Outlying Islands (Wake Is.)
Gila ChubArizona, Mexico, New Mexico
Gila TopminnowArizona, New Mexico
Gila TroutArizona, New Mexico
Golden Cownose RayColombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru
Golden GrouperMexico
Goldline DarterAlabama, Georgia
Goliath GrouperAfrica, Central and South America, Mexico, United States (Florida, Minor Outlying Islands)
GoodeidMexico
Gray Nurse SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic, South America
Great White SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States and Hawaii), Oceanic, South America
Green SturgeonAlaska, California, Canada (British Columbia), Mexico, Oregon
Greenland SharkCanada, Denmark, Germany, Greenland, Iceland, Maine, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Norway, Russia
Guayacon BoconMexico
Guayacon De Cuatro CienegasMexico
Guayacon De Hacienda DoloresMexico
Guayacon De San GregorioMexico
Gulf GrouperCalifornia, Mexico
Gulf SturgeonCanada, United States
Gulper SharkAfrica, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States and Hawaii), South America
HaddockAsia, Europe, North America (including United States), Oceanic
Hammerhead SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Middle East, Oceanic, United States
Hawaiian GrouperHawaii, United States Minor Outlying Islands
Highfin Coral GrouperAustralia, Brunei Darussalam, Federated States of Micronesia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste
Highland SplitfinMexico
HogfishCentral America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
Humpback ChubArizona, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming
Japanese DevilrayAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Hawaii, Middle East, North America, Oceanic, South America
Juil CiegoMexico
June SuckerUtah
Kanawha MinnowNorth Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
KiyiCanada, United States
La Palma PupfishMexico
Largescale PupfishMexico
Largetooth SawfishAfrica, Central and South America, Europe, Mexico, United States
Least ChubUtah
Leon Springs PupfishTexas
Leopard DarterArkansas, Oklahoma
Lined SeahorseCentral America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
Little Colorado SpinedaceArizona
Liver-oil SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States and Hawaii), South America
Loach MinnowArizona, New Mexico
Longfin MakoAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, North America (including United States and Hawaii), Oceanic, South America
Longnose Eagle RayColombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (Baja California), Nicaragua, Panama, Peru
Lost River SuckerCalifornia, Oregon
Maryland DarterMaryland
Matalote CahitaMexico
Matalote ConchosMexico
Matalote Del BavispeMexico
Matalote OpataMexico
Maya PupfishMexico
MexclapiqueMexico
Mexican BlindcatMexico
Mexican DarterMexico
Mexican Golden TroutMexico
Moapa DaceNevada
Modoc SuckerCalifornia
Mohave Tui ChubCalifornia
Mojarra (5)Mexico
Molly Del TamesiMexico
Molly Del TeapaMexico
Monterrey PlatyfishMexico
Monterrey Spanish MackerelMexico
Mountain Blackside DaceKentucky, Tennessee, Virginia
Munk's Devil RayCentral America, North America, South America
Mutton SnapperCentral America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
Nassau GrouperCentral and South America, United States (Florida, Minor Outlying Islands)
Needle DogfishChina, French Guiana, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan, United States
Nevada PupfishNevada
Niangua DarterMissouri
Night SharkAfrica, Central America, North America (United States), South America
Northern CavefishIndiana, Kentucky
Northern GuitarfishCalifornia, Mexico
Oceanic Whitetip SharkAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States and Hawaii), Oceanic, South America
Okaloosa DarterFlorida
One-finned SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
Opal GoodeidMexico
Orangefin MadtomNorth Carolina, Virginia
Oregon ChubOregon
Ouachita MadtomArkansas
Ouachita Mountain ShinerArkansas, Oklahoma
Owens PupfishCalifornia
Owens Tui ChubCalifornia
Ozark CavefishArkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma
Pacific SeahorseColombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, United States (California)
Pahranagat Roundtail ChubNevada
Pahrump PoolfishNevada
Paleback DarterArkansas
Palezone ShinerAlabama, Kentucky, Tennessee
Pallid SturgeonArkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee
Pecos GambusiaNew Mexico, Texas
Pecos River PupfishNew Mexico, Texas
Platy Cuatro CienegasMexico
Platy De MuzquizMexico
Poey's GrouperCentral America, North America (including United States), South America
Polkadot CodAfrica, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
Portuguese DogfishAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America (United States Territory)
Potosi PupfishMexico
Prickly SharkAustralia, California, China, Hawaii, New Zealand, Palau, Peru, Taiwan
Proserpine ShinerMexico, Texas
Pygmy MadtomTennessee
Pygmy SculpinAlabama
Queen TriggerfishAfrica, Asia, Central America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
Railroad Valley SpringfishNevada
Rainbow GoodeidMexico
Rainbow ParrotfishCentral America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
Razorback SuckerArizona, California, Colorado, Mexico, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming
Red GrouperCentral America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
Red PorgyAsia, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, Mexico, United States
RedfishCanada, Greenland, Iceland, United States
Relict DaceNevada
Relict DarterKentucky
Rhamdia zongolicensisMexico
Rio Grande DarterMexico, Texas
Rio Grande Silvery MinnowMexico, New Mexico, Texas
Roanoke BassNorth Carolina, Virginia
Roanoke LogperchVirginia
Rough SculpinCalifornia
Sacramento SplittailCalifornia
Salvelinus spp.Canada, United States
San Marcos GambusiaTexas
Sand SturgeonUnited States
Santa Ana SuckerCalifornia
Sardinilla Cuatro CienegasMexico
Sardinita BocagrandeMexico
Sardinita De Rio VerdeMexico
Sardinita De Santa MariaMexico
Sardinita De TepelmeneMexico
Sardinita Del PilonMexico
Sardinita QuijarronaMexico
Sawtail GrouperMexico
Scioto MadtomOhio
SeabassCentral America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
Shortjaw CiscoCanada, United States
Shortnose CiscoCanada, United States
Shortnose SturgeonUSA and Canada (Atlantic Coast)
Shortnose SuckerCalifornia, Oregon
Shortspine ThornyheadCanada, Russia, United States
Shoshone SculpinIdaho
Slackwater DarterAlabama, Tennessee
Slender ChubTennessee, Virginia
Smalleye ShinerTexas
Smalltooth SawfishGulf of Mexico, Texas through Florida (USA), USA - Atlantic: North Carolina through Florida
Smoky MadtomTennessee
Snail DarterAlabama, Georgia, Tennessee
Sockeye SalmonUSA - Snake River, Idaho
Solo GoodeidoMexico
Southern Bluefin TunaAfrica, Asia, Australia, Canada, Oceans, South America
Southern CavefishAlabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee
Speckled DaceNevada, Wyoming
SpikedaceArizona, New Mexico
Splendid ToadfishBelize, Mexico
Spotfin GambusiaMexico
Spotted Eagle RayAfrica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, North America (including United States and US Island Territory and Hawaii), Oceans, South America
SpringfishNevada
Steelhead(endangered population southern California Coast), North Pacific Ocean from the Kamchatka Peninsula in Asia to the northern Baja Peninsula
Striated DarterTennessee
Striped GoodeidMexico
Sturgeon ChubUnited States
Surge GrouperAmerican Samoa, Asia, Australia, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
Taiwan Gulper SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America (United States Territory)
Tamaulipan BlindcatMexico
Tawny Nurse SharkAfrica, Asia, Australia, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
Tepehuan ShinerMexico
Thicklip PupfishMexico
Tidewater GobyCalifornia
TiroMexico
Toothless BlindcatTexas
Topeka ShinerIowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota
Totoaba SeatroutMexico (Gulf of California)
Trispot DarterAlabama, Georgia, Tennessee
Tuscumbia DarterAlabama
Unarmored Threespine SticklebackCalifornia
Vermilion DarterAlabama
Virgin River ChubArizona, Nevada, Utah
Waccamaw KillifishNorth Carolina
Waccamaw SilversideNorth Carolina
Warner SuckerArizona, Nevada
Watercress DarterAlabama
White River SpinedaceNevada
White Sands PupfishNew Mexico
White SturgeonCanada (British Columbia), Idaho, Montana
Widemouth BlindcatTexas
Wood River SculpinIdaho
WoundfinNevada, Utah
Yaqui ChubArizona, New Mexico
Yaqui SuckerArizona, Mexico
Yellowcheek DarterArkansas
Yellowfin GrouperCentral America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
Yellowfin MadtomGeorgia, Tennessee, Virginia
Yellowtail FlounderCanada, New York, Rhode Island
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**Hawaiian species are listed separately.

***What fishes are listed here?:

The North America section of this site lists the folllowing fishes appearing on select endangered species lists:
  • Fishes that dwell in or migrate to any part of the North American continent, except Hawaii, which has its own section.
  • Fishes of Greenland and adjacent Atlantic islands.
  • Fishes of the Mexican Holarctic.
  • Fishes of the Gulf of Maine.
 In some cases, the creatures listed in this section may also be found on other continents or in other areas, which is why you may see additional areas noted in the range column.

Disclaimer: This list combines species from several endangered species lists. Using the total count of species found on this site as an official count of endangered species of the world is not recommended. For more information on what creatures are listed on this site, please visit our About Us page.



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