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.
Change Acceptable FDA
Market Name(s)
or Law
Common Name Scientific Name
V Additional Market Name added Scarlet Snapper or Snapper   Bloodred Snapper Lutjanus sanguineus
V New Species Cichlid   Midas Cichlid Amphilophus citrinellus  
V New Species Grouper   Redmouth Grouper Aethaloperca rogaa
V New Species Wolffish   Wolffish Anarhichas spp.
V New Species Goonch or Ayres     Bagarius bagarius
V New Species Goonch     Bagarius spp.
V New Species Skate   Sandpaper Skate Bathyraja interrupta
V New Species Carp   Crucian Carp Carassius carassius
V New Species Grouper   Strawberry Hind Cephalopholis spiloparaea
V New Species Inaha FD&C 403(t) Bagrid Catfish (†) Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus
V New Species Clarias Fish or Walking Clarias   Mudfish Clarias anguillaris
V New Species Grouper   Halfmoon Grouper Epinephelus rivulatus
V New Species Grouper   Sixbar Grouper Epinephelus sexfasciatus
V New Species Butterfish   Black Butterfish Hyperoglyphe pringlei
V New Species Carp   Bighead Carp Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
V New Species Slipmouth or Ponyfish   Greater Ponyfish Leiognathus equulus
V New Species Mullet   Largescaled Mullet Liza grandisquamis
V New Species Oreo Dory   Oreo Neocyttus spp.
V New Species Batashi     Neotropius acutirostris
V New Species Oreo Dory   Oreo Oreosoma spp.
V New Species Bass, Sea   Atlantic Creolefish Paranthias furcifer
V New Species Smelt   Ayu Plecoglossus altivelis altivelis
V New Species Punti   Chola Barb Puntius chola
V New Species Whiskerfish or Cuirass FD&C 403(t) Pemecou Sea Catfish (†) Sciades herzbergii
V New species Mackerel, Chub   Atlantic Chub Mackerel Scomber colias
V New Species Anchovy   Anchovy Stolephorus spp.
V New Species Lizardfish   Lizardfish Synodus spp.
V New Species Gourami or Gouramy   Snake-skinned Gourami Trichogaster pectoralis
V New Species Cichlid   Pastel Cichlid Amphilophus alfari
V New Species Cichlid or Carate   Red Breast Cichlid Amphilophus longimanus  
V New Species Eel, Moray   Green Moray Gymnothorax funebris
V New Species Cichlid or Moga   Moga Hypsophrys nicaraguensis
V New Species Croaker   Croceine Croaker Larimichthys crocea  
V New Species Crucifix Whiskered Fish FD&C 403(t) Crucifix Sea Catfish (†) Sciades proops
V New Species Baga Ayre FD&C 403(t) Giant River Catfish (†) Sperata seenghala
V Scientific Name change Roughy, Silver   Mediterranean Slimehead Hoplostethus mediterraneus mediterraneus
I New Species Rock Crab     Cancer edwardsii
I New Species Rock Crab   Red Rock Crab Cancer productus
I New Species Asian Clam   Asian Clam Corbicula spp.
I New Species Japanese Crab   Japanese Freshwater Crab Geothelphusa dehaani
I New Species Sea Cucumber   Sea Cucumber Holothuria spp.
I New Species Nova Crab   Nova Crab Lithodes santolla
I New Species White Hard Clam   Lyrate Hard Clam Meretrix lyrata
I New Species Hard Clam   Hard Clam Meretrix spp.
I New Species Sea Cumumbers   Sea Cucumber Parastichopus spp.
I New Species Littleneck Clam   Littleneck Clam Tapes spp.
I New Species Squid or Calamari     Uroteuthis duvauceli


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