Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

40° 40.0 N

71° 40.0 W

40° 20.0 N

71° 50.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Atlantic Ocean waters within the square south four squares and then west one square of the square affecting the southern part of Block Island.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

       

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

       

pollock (Pollachius virens)

     

X

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

X

X

X

X

red hake (Urophycis chuss)

X

X

X

X

white hake (Urophycis tenuis)

X

X

X

X

witch flounder (Glyptocephalus cynoglossus)

       

winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus)

       

yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea)

     

X

windowpane flounder (Scophthalmus aquosus)

       

American plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides)

       

ocean pout (Macrozoarces americanus)

X

X

X

X

Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus)

       

Atlantic sea herring (Clupea harengus)

   

X

X

monkfish (Lophius americanus)

X

X

X

X

bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix)

 

X

 

X

long finned squid (Loligo pealeii)

n/a

n/a

X

X

short finned squid (Illex illecebrosus)

n/a

n/a

   

Atlantic butterfish (Peprilus triacanthus)

   

X

X

Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

   

X

 

summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus)

   

X

X

scup (Stenotomus chrysops)

n/a

n/a

 

X

black sea bass (Centropristis striata)

n/a

     

surf clam (Spisula solidissima)

n/a

n/a

   

ocean quahog (Artica islandica)

n/a

n/a

   

spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias)

n/a

n/a

X

X

tilefish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps)

       

king mackerel (Scomberomorus cavalla)

X

X

X

X

Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus maculatus)

X

X

X

X

cobia (Rachycentron canadum)

X

X

X

X

common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus)

 

X

X

X

blue shark (Prionace glauca)

 

X

X

X

basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus)

   

X

X

white shark (Carcharodon carcharias)

   

X

 

tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvieri)

 

X

X

 

dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus)

   

X

 

shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus)

   

X

X

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

   

X

 

bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

   

X

X

yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)

   

X

X

skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis)

     

X

albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga)

   

X