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The FDA Seafood List - Updates for 2010

The following changes to The Seafood List have been made in 2010. 

  • Type: V=Vertebrate; I=Invertebrate
  • An asterisk (*) next to the Acceptable FDA Market Name indicates that a specific regulation applies to that species.
  • A listed regulation number refers to the applicable section of the Regulation cited.
  • A dagger (†) next to the Scientific Common Name in the Seafood List identifies the names that are prohibited by a law. The specific law is noted to provide additional information.
  • Consult The Seafood List Guidance for additional information.


ChangeAcceptable FDA
Market Name(s)
or Law
Common NameScientific Name
VAdditional Market Name addedScarlet Snapper or Snapper Bloodred SnapperLutjanus sanguineus
VNew SpeciesCichlid Midas CichlidAmphilophus citrinellus  
VNew SpeciesGrouper Redmouth GrouperAethaloperca rogaa
VNew SpeciesWolffish WolffishAnarhichas spp.
VNew SpeciesGoonch or Ayres  Bagarius bagarius
VNew SpeciesGoonch  Bagarius spp.
VNew SpeciesSkate Sandpaper SkateBathyraja interrupta
VNew SpeciesCarp Crucian CarpCarassius carassius
VNew SpeciesGrouper Strawberry HindCephalopholis spiloparaea
VNew SpeciesInahaFD&C 403(t)Bagrid Catfish (†)Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus
VNew SpeciesClarias Fish or Walking Clarias MudfishClarias anguillaris
VNew SpeciesGrouper Halfmoon GrouperEpinephelus rivulatus
VNew SpeciesGrouper Sixbar GrouperEpinephelus sexfasciatus
VNew SpeciesButterfish Black ButterfishHyperoglyphe pringlei
VNew SpeciesCarp Bighead CarpHypophthalmichthys nobilis
VNew SpeciesSlipmouth or Ponyfish Greater PonyfishLeiognathus equulus
VNew SpeciesMullet Largescaled MulletLiza grandisquamis
VNew SpeciesOreo Dory OreoNeocyttus spp.
VNew SpeciesBatashi  Neotropius acutirostris
VNew SpeciesOreo Dory OreoOreosoma spp.
VNew SpeciesBass, Sea Atlantic CreolefishParanthias furcifer
VNew SpeciesSmelt AyuPlecoglossus altivelis altivelis
VNew SpeciesPunti Chola BarbPuntius chola
VNew SpeciesWhiskerfish or CuirassFD&C 403(t)Pemecou Sea Catfish (†)Sciades herzbergii
VNew speciesMackerel, Chub Atlantic Chub MackerelScomber colias
VNew SpeciesAnchovy AnchovyStolephorus spp.
VNew SpeciesLizardfish LizardfishSynodus spp.
VNew SpeciesGourami or Gouramy Snake-skinned GouramiTrichogaster pectoralis
VNew SpeciesCichlid Pastel CichlidAmphilophus alfari
VNew SpeciesCichlid or Carate Red Breast CichlidAmphilophus longimanus  
VNew SpeciesEel, Moray Green MorayGymnothorax funebris
VNew SpeciesCichlid or Moga MogaHypsophrys nicaraguensis
VNew SpeciesCroaker Croceine CroakerLarimichthys crocea  
VNew SpeciesCrucifix Whiskered FishFD&C 403(t)Crucifix Sea Catfish (†)Sciades proops
VNew SpeciesBaga AyreFD&C 403(t)Giant River Catfish (†)Sperata seenghala
VScientific Name changeRoughy, Silver Mediterranean SlimeheadHoplostethus mediterraneus mediterraneus
INew SpeciesRock Crab  Cancer edwardsii
INew SpeciesRock Crab Red Rock CrabCancer productus
INew SpeciesAsian Clam Asian ClamCorbicula spp.
INew SpeciesJapanese Crab Japanese Freshwater CrabGeothelphusa dehaani
INew SpeciesSea Cucumber Sea CucumberHolothuria spp.
INew SpeciesNova Crab Nova CrabLithodes santolla
INew SpeciesWhite Hard Clam Lyrate Hard ClamMeretrix lyrata
INew SpeciesHard Clam Hard ClamMeretrix spp.
INew SpeciesSea Cumumbers Sea CucumberParastichopus spp.
INew SpeciesLittleneck Clam Littleneck ClamTapes spp.
INew SpeciesSquid or Calamari  Uroteuthis duvauceli