Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designations

Name of Estuary/ Bay/ River: Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts

 

10 x 10 latitude and longitude squares included in this bay or estuary or river (southeast corner boundaries):

4200/7000; 4200/7010; 4200/7020;4200/7030; 4150/7000; 4150/7010; 4150/7020; 4150/7030; 4140/7000; 4140/7010; 4140/7020/ 4140/7030

 

Species

Eggs

Larvae

Juveniles

Adults

Spawning Adults

Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

         

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

S

S

S

S

S

haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

S

S

     

pollock (Pollachius virens)

 

S

M,S

S

 

whiting (Merluccius bilinearis)

S

S

M,S

M,S

S

offshore hake (Merluccius albidus)

         

red hake (Urophycis chuss)

 

S

M,S

S

S

white hake (Urophycis tenuis)

S

S

M,S

M,S

 

redfish (Sebastes fasciatus)

n/a

       

witch flounder (Glyptocephalus cynoglossus)

         

winter flounder (Pleuronectes americanus)

M,S

M,S

M,S

M,S

M,S

yellowtail flounder (Pleuronectes ferruginea)

S

S

S

S

S

windowpane flounder (Scopthalmus aquosus)

M,S

M,S

M,S

M,S

M,S

American plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides)

S

S

S

S

S

ocean pout (Macrozoarces americanus)

S

S

S

S

S

Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus)

S

S

S

S

S

Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus)

S

S

S

S

S

Atlantic sea herring (Clupea harengus)

S

S

M,S

M,S

 

monkfish (Lophius americanus)

         

bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix)

   

M,S

M,S

 

long finned squid (Loligo pealei)

n/a

n/a

     

short finned squid (Illex illecebrosus)

n/a

n/a

     

Atlantic butterfish (Peprilus triacanthus)

S

 

M,S

M,S

 

Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

M,S

M,S

M,S

M,S

 

summer flounder (Paralicthys dentatus)

         

scup (Stenotomus chrysops)

   

M,S

S

 

black sea bass (Centropristus striata)

         

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)