The FDA Seafood List - Updates for 2017

The following additions and changes to The Seafood List have been made in 2017.

  • Type: V=vertebrate; I=Invertebrate; I(C)=Invertebrate (Crustacean) 
  • An asterisk (*) next to the Acceptable FDA Market Name in the Seafood List 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.
2017 Seafood List Additions and Changes: January – June
TypeAdditions and Changes to the Seafood ListAcceptable Market
or Law
Common NameScientific Name
VMarket Name Changed to Croaker or ShadefishCroaker or Shadefish MeagreArgyrosomus regius
VScientific Name Change from Reinhardtius evermanni to Atheresthes stomiasFlounder Kamchatka FlounderAtheresthes evermanni
I(C)Common Name Change from Squat Lobster to Blue Squat LobsterLangostino or Langostino Lobster Blue Squat LobsterCervimunida johni
VVernacular Name added: ShoilSnakehead or Channa Chevron SnakeheadChanna striata
VNew Species addedCarp or Mrigala  Cirrhinus mrigala
VNew Species added and Venacular Name: OlwaAnchovy Ramcarat Grenadier AnchovyColia Ramcararati
VCommon Name Change from Gray Conger to Longfin CongerEel, Conger  Longfin CongerConger cinereus
VCommon Name Change from Conger Eel to Sea EelEel, Conger Sea EelConger conger
VVernacular Name added: CarfuCarp Common  CarpCyprinus carpio
VVernacular Name added: LakkaThreadfin Fourfinger Threadfin Eleutheronema tetradactylum
VCommon Name change from Ladyfish to Hawaiian LadyfishLadyfish Hawaiian LadyfishElops hawaiensis
VNew Species addedGrouper or Hybrid Tiger or Giant Grouper Sabah grouperEpinephelus fuscoguttatus × Epinephelus lanceolatus
VNew Species and added vernacular name: MolaSardine White SardineEscualosa thoracata
VNew Species and added vernacular name: LotiaBombay Duck Bombay DuckHarpadon nehereus
VScientific Name change from Epinephelus acanthistius to Hyporthodus acanthistiusGrouper Gulf ConeyHyporthodus acanthistius
VVernacular Name Added: LakkaThreadfin Indian ThreadfinLeptomelanosoma indicum
VScientific Name Change from Pleuronectes glacialis to Liopsetta glacialisFlounder Arctic FlounderLiopsetta glacialis
I(C)New Species addedShrimp Endeavour ShrimpMetapenaeus endeavouri
VMarket name addition Bass or Bass, Hybrid White or StripedBass or Bass, Hybrid Striped or White Sunshine Bass Morone chrysops × Morone saxatilis
VMarket Name Added: Bass or Bass, Hybrid Striped or WhiteBass or Bass, Hybrid Striped or White Sunshine BassMorone saxatilis × Morone chrysops
I(C)Common Name Change from Squat Lobster to Swarming Squat LobsterLangostino or Langostino Lobster Swarming Squat LobsterMunida gregaria
VNew Species addedPike-Conger Eel Daggertooth Pike Conger

Muraenesox cinereus


VNew Species addedArowana or Silver Arowana ArawanaOsteoglossum bicirrhosum
VNew Species addedCroaker Pama CroakerOtolithoides pama
VVernacular Name added: White PompfretButterfish Silver PomfretPampas argenteus
I(C)New Species addedShrimp Deep-water Rose ShrimpParapenaeus longirostris
VVernacular Name added: Shar PutiBarb Olive BarbPuntius sarana
VNew Species addedSardine Japanese Scaled SardineSardinella zunasi
VNew Species added and a Vernacular Name added: HondraWhiting or Silago Flat Head SillagoSillago domina
VCommon Name correction from Gilt Headed Bream to Gilthead BreamBream Gilthead BreamSparus aurata
INew Species addedSnail Angulate VoluteZidona dufresnei
2017 Seafood List Additions and Changes: July – December
TypeAdditions and
Changes to the
Seafood List
Acceptable Market
or Law
Common NameScientific Name
I(C)New Species addedShrimp or Prawn Giant Gamba PrawnAristeomorpha foliacea
I(C)New Species addedMediterranean Green Crab Mediterranean Green CrabCarcinus aestuari
VMarket name inclusionTambaqui or Cachama TambaquiColossoma macropomum
VNew Species addedFlyingfish Yellow Flying FishCypselurus poecilopterus
VNew Species addedFrog Chinese Edible FrogHoplobatrachus rugulosus
I(C)New Species addedShrimp or Prawn Caramote PrawnMelicertus kerathurus
INew Species addedSea Urchin Giant Red Sea UrchinMesocentrotus franciscanus
VCommon Name changed: Sunshine Bass to Palmetto BassBass or Bass, Hybrid Striped or White Palmetto BassMorone saxatilis × Morone chrysops
VMarket name inclusionSea Bream SquirefishPagrus auratus
VNew Species addedImperial Blackfish Oval DriftfishSchedophilus ovalis
I(C)New Species addedShrimp Kolibri ShrimpSolenocera agassizii
I(C)New Species addedMantis Shrimp Spot-tail Mantis ShrimpSquilla mantis
VNew Species addedDrum CorbUmbrina cirrosa


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