Species List

Type Species Distribution Population Bycatch Threat IUCN Status
Leatherback Turtle Reptile Dermochelys coriacea Circumglobal in tropical to sub-polar waters Decreasing Longlines, gillnets, trawls, pot/traps Critically Endangered
Loggerhead Turtle Reptile Caretta caretta Circumglobal, in tropical and subtropical waters Unknown Longlines, gillnets, trawls, traps and pots, and dredges Globally Endangered
Vaquita Vaquita surfacing in water Mammal Phocoena sinus Northern Gulf of California, Mexico 10 Gillnets Critically Endangered
Franciscana Mammal Pontoporia blainvillei Mid-coastal Brazil south to mid-coastal Argentina 30,000 to 50,000 Gillnets Vulnerable
Corals, Sponges, and Other Benthic Invertebrates Invertebrate Corals, Sponges, and Other Benthic Invertebrates Wordwide, in suitable habitats Variable, but largely unknown Bottom trawls, dredges, gillnets Unknown
Pilot Whales Mammal Globicephala spp. Short-finned pilot whales are circumglobal in temperate and tropical waters. Long-finned pilot whales occur in temperate and polar waters. Unknown Longlines, gillnets, purse seines, trawls Data Deficient
Chatham Albatross Bird Thalassarche eremita Southeast Pacific; breeds only in a small area of the Chatham Islands of New Zealand Around 5,000 breeding pairs Longlines and trawls Critically Endangered
North Atlantic Right Whale Mammal Eubalaena glacialis Western North Atlantic < 411 individuals (2018) Trap lines, gillnets, longlines Critically Endangered
Dusky Shark Fish Carcharhinus obscurus Patchy, coastal in tropical and warm temperate seas Decreasing Longlines, gillnets, hook and line, trawls Vulnerable
Harbor Porpoise Mammal Phocoena phocoena Cold temperate to sub-Arctic coastal waters in the Northern Hemisphere >700,000 Gillnets and other entangling nets, weirs Least Concern
Mediterranean Monk Seal Mammal Monachus monachus Isolated colonies in the Aegean and Ionian Seas, and in the eastern North Atlantic from Morocco to Cap Blanc 350-450 Gillnets, trammel nets, ghost nets, bottom-set long lines Critically Endangered
Chilean Dolphin Mammal Cephalorhynchus eutropia Along the Chilean coast in cold, shallow waters; sometimes enters rivers & estuaries Low thousands Gillnets, anti-predator nets, pots and traps Near Threatened
Irrawaddy Dolphin Mammal Orcaella brevirostris Estuarine and freshwater habitats of the tropical and subtropical Indo-Pacific; also found in coastal waters of this region Decreasing Gillnets, driftnets Vulnerable, with five Critically Endangered subpopulations
Smalltooth Sawfish Fish Pristis pectinata Atlantic coastal waters of Florida Decreasing Pots and traps, trawls, gillnets, seines, trammel nets Critically Endangered
South Asian River Dolphin Mammal Platanista gangetica Indus River, Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna, and Karnaphule-Sangu river systems of the Indian subcontinent Low thousands Gillnets, longlines Endangered
Whale Shark Fish Rhincodon typus Tropical and warm temperate waters 30˚N to 35˚S, with the exception of the Mediterranean Sea Decreasing Gillnets, purse seines, longlines Vulnerable
Thorny skate Fish Amblyraja radiata Northeast and Northwest Atlantic Decreasing Trawls, dredges Vulnerable
Australian sea lion Mammal Neophoca cinerea Southern and southwestern Australian waters ~14700 Gillnets, trawls, traps and pots Endangered
White-chinned petrel Bird Procellaria aequinoctialis Southern Ocean between the tropics and Antarctica ~ 3 million Longlines, trawls, gillnets Vulnerable
Black-browed albatross Bird Thalassarche melanophrys Subtropical to polar waters 1.15 million (593,447 breeding pairs) Longlines, trawls Endangered