Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

 

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

41° 20.0 N

72° 40.0 W

41° 10.0 N

72° 50.0 W

 

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): The waters within Long Island Sound within the square affecting south of the following: South Branford, CT., Stony Creek, CT., and Guilford, CT., from just east of Guilford Pt. in Guilford Harbor to just east of Johnson Pt. south of Stratford, CT., Also affected are the following Jeffrey Pt. on Indian Neck, Baycourt Pt., Brown Pt. and Pleasant Pt., Flying Pt., Hoadley Pt., Joshua Pt., Sachem Head, Mulberry Pt., Indian Cove, Joshua Cove, and the Branford River. These waters also affect the following: The Thimbles and other small islands and reefs within Long Island Sound, including Branford Reef, Five Foot Rock, Taunton Rock, Blyn Rock, Moon Rock, Negro Heads, Spectacle I., Sumac I., Hooker Rock, NW Reef, East Reef, Wheaton Reef, Browns Reef, Gangway Rock, Horse I., Outer I., High I., Pot I., Money I., Rogers I., Bear I., Island Bay, Leeters Rocks, Governor I., Inner Reef, Goose I., Goose Rocks, and Indian Reef.

 

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

   

X

X

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

       

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

       

pollock (Pollachius virens)

   

X

X

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

     

X

red hake (Urophycis chuss)

X

X

X

X

white hake (Urophycis tenuis)

       

redfish (Sebastes fasciatus)

n/a

     

witch flounder (Glyptocephalus cynoglossus)

       

winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus)

X

X

X

X

yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea)

       

windowpane flounder (Scophthalmus aquosus)

X

X

X

X

American plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides)

       

ocean pout (Macrozoarces americanus)

       

Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus)

       

Atlantic sea herring (Clupea harengus)

   

X

X

monkfish (Lophius americanus)

     

bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix)

   

X

X

long finned squid (Loligo pealeii)

n/a

n/a

   

short finned squid (Illex illecebrosus)

n/a

n/a

   

Atlantic butterfish (Peprilus triacanthus)

       

Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

X

X

X

X

summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus)

   

X

 

scup (Stenotomus chrysops)

X

X

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

   

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

sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus)

X