Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

40° 20.0 N

73° 20.0 W

40° 10.0 N

73° 30.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): The waters within the square within the Atlantic Ocean two squares south of the following: Amityville, NY., Lindenhurst, NY., Copiague, NY., Seaford, NY., Massapequa, NY., Biltmore Shores, NY., and Nassau Shores, NY., Seaford Creek.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

       

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

 

X

   

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

X

X

X

 

red hake (Urophycis chuss)

X

X

X

 

white hake (Urophycis tenuis)

       

witch flounder (Glyptocephalus cynoglossus)

       

winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus)

X

X

X

X

yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea)

X

X

X

X

windowpane flounder (Scophthalmus aquosus)

X

X

 

X

American plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides)

       

ocean pout (Macrozoarces americanus)

X

X

 

X

Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus)

       

Atlantic sea herring (Clupea harengus)

   

X

 

monkfish (Lophius americanus)

X

X

 

bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix)

     

X

long finned squid (Loligo pealeii)

n/a

n/a

X

X

Atlantic butterfish (Peprilus triacanthus)

       

Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

X

     

summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus)

 

X

 

X

scup (Stenotomus chrysops)

n/a

n/a

X

X

black sea bass (Centropristis striata)

n/a

 

X

 

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

 

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

blue shark (Prionace glauca)

 

X

X

X

white shark (Carcharodon carcharias)

   

X

 

tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvieri)

 

X

X

 

dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus)

   

X

 

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

   

X

X

shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus)

 

X

X

X

bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

   

X

X

skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis)

     

X

common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus)

 

X

X

X

basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus)

     

X