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Reference Standard Sequence Library (RSSL) for Seafood Identification

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This searchable database contains DNA reference barcode sequences (FASTA format) and other data for each of the specimens. Clicking on the link for a Scientific Name opens a detail page for that species that includes the DNA reference sequence for that specimen and additional data. Photographs are included for some species. The posted/modified date indicates when data for that sample was loaded or modified. The initial data for the sequence library were posted in November 2011.

Authentication and voucher information: All Vertebrate (V) specimens with a sample ID number beginning with "FDA" were authenticated and are currently vouchered at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History <exit disclaimer> (NMNH).

All vertebrate specimens with a sample ID number beginning with "RFE" (collected 1993-1998) were authenticated and most are currently vouchered at the California Academy of Sciences <exit disclaimer> (CAS). Photographs of RFE specimens are available here.

All vertebrate specimens with a sample ID number beginning with either "PI" or "RP" were collected from commercial fish markets in the Philippine Islands and are currently vouchered at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History <exit disclaimer> (NMNH).

Select species of puffer fish are vouchered at the National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo, Japan <exit disclaimer> (NMNST).

All Invertebrate specimens (I), or I(C) for Crustaceans, with sample ID numbers beginning with either "FDA" or "ULLZ" were authenticated and are currently vouchered at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette <exit disclaimer> (ULL).

All invertebrate specimens with sample ID numbers beginning with "NSIL" were authenticated by the National Marine Fisheries Service and provided by the NOAA National Seafood Inspection Laboratory.

Individual collection voucher reference numbers are provided where available.

FDA Acceptable Market Names and common names are derived from The Seafood List - FDA's Guide to Acceptable Market Names for Seafood Sold in Interstate Commerce where available. For Species not currently covered in the Seafood List (which are indicated by "n/a" in the Acceptable Market Name column), common names are taken from ITIS: Integrated Taxonomic Information System <exit disclaimer>, where available, or Fishbase <exit disclaimer>.

An asterisk (*) next to the Market Name indicates that a specific rule or regulation applies to that species. A dagger symbol (†) next to the Common Name identifies names that are prohibited by law. These symbols are provide here for reference only. Please refer to the Seafood List Guidance for information on common or usual names that are currently required by regulation or law.

JJapanese common names for specimens of Takifugu spp. are provided for reference.

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Sample ID Type Scientific Name Common Name FDA Market Name Voucher
Location*
Voucher
Number
Date Posted Date Modified
FDA 001-2 V Sphoeroides nephelus Southern Puffer Puffer NMNH USNM-392586 11/2011
FDA 001-3 V Sphoeroides nephelus Southern Puffer Puffer NMNH USNM-392587 11/2011
FDA 001-4 V Sphoeroides nephelus Southern Puffer Puffer NMNH USNM-392588
FDA 002-1 V Sphoeroides testudineus Checkered Puffer Puffer NMNH USNM-392589 11/2011
FDA 002-3 V Sphoeroides testudineus Checkered Puffer Puffer NMNH USNM-392591 11/2011
FDA 002-4 V Sphoeroides testudineus Checkered Puffer Puffer NMNH USNM-392592 11/2011
FDA 003-2 V Sphoeroides spengleri Bandtail Puffer Puffer NMNH USNM-391174 11/2011
FDA 003-4 V Sphoeroides spengleri Bandtail Puffer Puffer NMNH USNM-391176 11/2011
FDA 004-1 V Lutjanus griseus Gray Snapper Snapper NMNH USNM-391169 11/2011 10/2021
FDA 004-2 V Lutjanus griseus Gray Snapper Snapper NMNH USNM-395518 11/2011 10/2021
FDA 005-1 V Lophius litulon Yellow Goosefish Monkfish NMNH USNM-391170 11/2011 10/2021
FDA 005-2 V Lophius litulon Yellow Goosefish Monkfish NMNH USNM-391171 11/2011 10/2021
FDA 005-3 V Lophius litulon Yellow Goosefish Monkfish NMNH USNM-391172 11/2013 10/2021
FDA 006 V Ostracion rhinorhynchos Horn-nosed Boxfish NA NMNH USNM-392584 11/2013
FDA 007-1 V Takifugu poecilonotus KomonfuguJ Puffer Puffer or Fugu NMNH USNM-392635 11/2011
FDA 007-2 V Takifugu poecilonotus KomonfuguJ Puffer Puffer or Fugu NMNH USNM-392636 11/2011
FDA 007-3 V Takifugu poecilonotus KomonfuguJ Puffer Puffer or Fugu NMNH USNM-392634 11/2011
FDA 008-1 V Takifugu pardalis HiganfuguJ Puffer Puffer or Fugu NMNH USNM-392638 11/2011
FDA 008-2 V Takifugu pardalis HiganfuguJ Puffer Puffer or Fugu NMNH USNM-392639 11/2011
FDA 008-3 V Takifugu pardalis HiganfuguJ Puffer Puffer or Fugu NMNH USNM-392637 11/2011
FDA 009-1 V Takifugu snyderi ShousaifuguJ Puffer Puffer or Fugu NMNST NSMT-P 79373 (9-1 11/2011
FDA 009-2 V Takifugu snyderi ShousaifuguJ Puffer Puffer or Fugu NMNST NSMT-P 79374 (9-2 11/2011
FDA 010 V Takifugu chinensis KarasuJ Puffer Puffer or Fugu NMNH USNM-393301 11/2011 10/2021
FDA 011 V Takifugu vermicularis NashifuguJ Puffer Puffer or Fugu NMNH USNM-393302 11/2011
FDA 012 V Takifugu ocellatus Puffer Puffer or Fugu NMNH USNM-393303 11/2011
FDA 013-1 V Takifugu niphobles KasafuguJ Puffer Puffer or Fugu NMNH USNM-393304 11/2011
FDA 013-2 V Takifugu niphobles KasafuguJ Puffer Puffer or Fugu NMNH USNM-393305 11/2011
FDA 013-3 V Takifugu niphobles KasafuguJ Puffer Puffer or Fugu NMNH USNM-393306 11/2011
FDA 014 V Rhomboplites aurorubens Vermilion Snapper Snapper NMNH USNM-394149 11/2011 10/2021
FDA 015 V Morone saxatilis Striped Bass Bass NMNH USNM-394145 11/2011
FDA 017 V Paralichthys lethostigma Southern Flounder Flounder or Fluke NMNH USNM-394061 11/2011
FDA 018 V Morone americana White Perch Perch, White NMNH USNM-394152 11/2011 10/2021
FDA 019 V Centropristis striata Black Sea Bass Sea Bass NMNH USNM-394056 11/2011
FDA 020 V Oreochromis niloticus Nile Tilapia Tilapia NMNH USNM-394147 11/2011
FDA 021 V Urophycis chuss Red Hake Hake NMNH USNM-394058 11/2011
FDA 022-1 V Merluccius bilinearis Silver Hake Whiting NMNH USNM-394060 11/2011
FDA 022-2 V Merluccius bilinearis Silver Hake Whiting NMNH USNM-394060 11/2011
FDA 023 V Micropogonias undulatus Atlantic Croaker Croaker NMNH USNM-394164 11/2011
FDA 024 V Salmo salar Atlantic Salmon Salmon, Atlantic NMNH USNM-394151 11/2011
FDA 025 V Leiostomus xanthurus Spot Spot NMNH USNM-394055 11/2011
FDA 026 V Stenotomus chrysops Scup Porgy or Scup NMNH USNM-394153 11/2011
FDA 027 V Pomatomus saltatrix Bluefish Bluefish NMNH USNM-394142 11/2011
FDA 028 V Ictiobus cyprinellus Bigmouth Buffalo Buffalofish NMNH USNM-394165 11/2011
FDA 029 V Ocyurus chrysurus Yellowtail Snapper Snapper NMNH USNM-394057 11/2011
FDA 030 V Cyprinus carpio Common Carp Carp NMNH USNM-394198 11/2011
FDA 031-1 V Chilomycterus schoepfii Striped Burrfish NA NMNH USNM-394107 11/2011
FDA 031-2 V Chilomycterus schoepfii Striped Burrfish NA NMNH USNM-394106 11/2011
FDA 032 V Scomberomorus regalis Cero Mackerel, Spanish NMNH USNM-394146 11/2011
FDA 033 V Mugil cephalus Striped Mullet Mullet NMNH USNM-394059 11/2011
FDA 034 V Peprilus paru Harvestfish Butterfish NMNH USNM-394062 11/2011 10/2021

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Sample ID Type Scientific Name Common Name FDA Market Name Voucher
Location*
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