Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation

10 x 10 Square Coordinates:

Boundary

North

East

South

West

Coordinate

38° 50.0 N

74° 40.0 W

38° 40.0 N

74° 50.0 W

Square Description (i.e. habitat, landmarks, coastline markers): Open ocean within the Atlantic Ocean waters within the square two squares east of the square affecting Cape Henlopen, Delaware, within the inbound and outbound lanes of the Five Fathom Bank/Cape Henlopen shipping traffic lane.

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

     

X

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

       

pollock (Pollachius virens)

       

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

       

red hake (Urophycis chuss)

X

X

X

 

white hake (Urophycis tenuis)

       

witch flounder (Glyptocephalus cynoglossus)

       

winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus)

       

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

monkfish (Lophius americanus)

X

X

 

bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix)

X

X

X

X

long finned squid (Loligo pealeii)

n/a

n/a

   

Atlantic butterfish (Peprilus triacanthus)

X

 

X

 

Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

       

summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus)

 

X

X

X

scup (Stenotomus chrysops)

n/a

n/a

X

X

black sea bass (Centropristis striata)

n/a

X

X

X

surf clam (Spisula solidissima)

n/a

n/a

X

X

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

X

blue shark (Prionace glauca)

     

X

Atlantic angel shark (Squatina dumerili)

 

X

X

X

Atl. sharpnose shark (Rhizopriondon terraenovae)

     

X

dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus)

 

X

   

sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

 

X

X

X

shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus)

 

X

X

X

scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini)

   

X

 

tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvieri)

 

X

X

 

bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)

   

X

X

swordfish (Xiphias gladius)

   

X