Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

40° 30.0 N

72° 20.0 W

40° 20.0 N

72° 30.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): The waters within the square three squares south of the square affecting New Suffolk, NY., Cutchogue, NY., North Sea, NY., Sebonac Neck, NY., Southampton , NY., and Shinecock Hills, NY. Also, within the Atlantic Ocean south of Southampton, NY.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

       

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

       

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

X

X

X

X

red hake (Urophycis chuss)

X

X

X

X

witch flounder (Glyptocephalus cynoglossus)

 

X

   

winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus)

       

yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea)

X

 

X

X

windowpane flounder (Scophthalmus aquosus)

     

X

American plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides)

       

ocean pout (Macrozoarces americanus)

X

X

X

X

Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus)

       

Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus)

X

X

X

X

Atlantic sea herring (Clupea harengus)

   

X

X

monkfish (Lophius americanus)

X

X

 

X

bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix)

 

X

   

long finned squid (Loligo pealeii)

n/a

n/a

 

X

summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus)

       

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

X

X

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

 

white shark (Carcharodon carcharias)

   

X

 

tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvieri)

 

X

X

 

dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus)

   

X

 

shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus)

 

X

X

X

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

   

X

X

bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

   

X

X

albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga)

   

X

 

yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)

   

X

X

skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis)

     

X