Protected Resources

Chambered Nautilus

Nautilus pompilius, Photo: Gregory Barordi
Scientific name: Nautilus pompilius, Photo: Gregory Barord

Current Management Issues

On May 31, 2016, we received a petition from Center for Biological Diversity to list the chambered nautilus (Nautilus pompilius) as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

On August 26, 2016, NOAA Fisheries made a positive 90-day finding (81 FR 58895), determining that the petitioned action may be warranted for the chambered nautilus. We will conduct a status review of this species to determine if the petitioned action is warranted. Scientific and commercial information pertaining to this species will be accepted here until October 25, 2016.

For more information on the ESA, please visit the Protected Resources Division’s ESA Section 4 page here.