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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
FDA299 I(C) Lithodes aequispinus Golden King Crab Crab, Golden King NMNH USNM1420975 05/2018
FDA305A I(C) Necora puber Velvet Crab n/a NMNH ULLZ17805 05/2018
FDA305C I(C) Necora puber Velvet Crab n/a NMNH ULLZ17807 05/2018
FDA306A I(C) Metanephrops mozambicus African Lobster n/a NMNH ULLZ17809 05/2018
FDA306B I(C) Metanephrops mozambicus African Lobster n/a NMNH ULLZ17810 05/2018
FDA316 I(C) Callinectes sapidus Blue Crab Crab, Blue NMNH USNM1420994 05/2018
FDA319 I(C) Homalaspis plana Blackberry Crab n/a NMNH USNM1420997 05/2018
FDA320 I(C) Homalaspis plana Blackberry Crab n/a NMNH USNM1420998 05/2018
FDA 1-2 V Sphoeroides nephelus Southern Puffer Puffer NMNH 392586 11/2011
FDA 1-3 V Sphoeroides nephelus Southern Puffer Puffer NMNH 392587 11/2011
FDA 1-4 V Sphoeroides nephelus Southern Puffer Puffer NMNH 392588
FDA 10 V Takifugu Chinensis KarasuJ (Puffer) Puffer or Fugu NMNH 393301 11/2011
FDA 100 V Sphyrna tiburo Bonnethead Shark or Bonnethead NMNH 395407 11/2011
FDA 101 V Rhizoprionodon terraenovae Atlantic Sharpnose Shark n/a NMNH 395404 11/2011
FDA 102 V Carcharhinus brevipinna Spinner Shark Shark NMNH 395048 11/2012
FDA 103 V Paralichthys albigutta Gulf Flounder Flounder NMNH 395410 11/2011
FDA 104 V Opsanus beta Gulf Toadfish Toadfish NMNH 395416 11/2011
FDA 105 V Seriola rivoliana Almaco Jack Amberjack NMNH 395413 11/2011
FDA 106 V Carcharhinus isodon Finetooth Shark Shark NMNH 395406 11/2012
FDA 107 V Carcharhinus leucas Bull Shark Shark NMNH 395403 11/2012
FDA 108 V Dasyatis sabina Atlantic Stingray n/a NMNH 395423 11/2011
FDA 109 V Carcharhinus acronotus Blacknose Shark Shark NMNH 395405 11/2012
FDA 11 V Takifugu vermicularis NashifuguJ (Puffer) Puffer or Fugu NMNH 393302 11/2011
FDA 110 V Dasyatis americanus Southern Stingray n/a NMNH 395424 11/2011
FDA 111 V Limanda ferruginea Yellowtail Flounder Flounder NMNH 395468 11/2011
FDA 112 V Alosa sapidissima American Shad Shad NMHN 395461 11/2011
FDA 113 V Melanogrammus aeglefinus Haddock Haddock NMNH 395469 11/2011
FDA 114 V Mustelus canis Smooth Dogfish Shark, Dogfish or Shark, Cape NMNH 395470 11/2011
FDA 115 V Zoarces americanus Ocean Pout Ocean Pout NMNH 395471 11/2011
FDA 116 V Amblyraja radiata Thorny Skate Skate NMNH 395462 11/2011
FDA 117 V Gadus morhua Atlantic Cod Cod NMNH 395463 11/2011
FDA 118 V Phycis chesteri Longfin Hake Hake NMNH 395464 11/2011
FDA 119 V Scomberesox saurus Atlantic Saury Saury NMNH 395465 11/2011
FDA 12 V Takifugu ocellatus (Puffer) Puffer or Fugu NMNH 393303 11/2011
FDA 120 V Hippoglossoides platessoides American Plaice Plaice NMNH 395466 11/2011
FDA 121 V Myliobatis freminvillii Bullnose Ray Ray, Bullnose NMNH 395472 11/2011
FDA 122 V Pogonias cromis Black Drum Drum NMNH 395473 11/2011
FDA 123 V Dipturus laevis Barndoor Skate Skate NMNH 395474 11/2011
FDA 125 V Malacoraja senta Smooth Skate Skate NMNH 395476 11/2011
FDA 126 V Helicolenus dactylopterus Blackbelly Rosefish Rosefish NMNH 395467 11/2011
FDA 127 V Echiophis punctifer Stippled Spoon-nose Eel n/a NMNH 395477 11/2011
FDA 128 V Ophichthus rex King Snake Eel Snake Eel or Keoghfish NMNH 395478 11/2011
FDA 129 V Caranx hippos Cravelle Jack Jack NMNH 395479 11/2012
FDA 13-1 V Takifugu niphobles KasafuguJ (Puffer) Puffer or Fugu NMNH 393304 11/2011
FDA 13-2 V Takifugu niphobles KasafuguJ (Puffer) Puffer or Fugu NMNH 393305 11/2011
FDA 13-3 V Takifugu niphobles KasafuguJ (Puffer) Puffer or Fugu NMNH 393306 11/2011
FDA 130 V Canthidermis sufflamen Ocean Triggerfish Triggerfish NMNH 395480 11/2011
FDA 131 V Gymnothorax kolpos Blacktail Moray Eel, Moray NMNH 395484 11/2011
FDA 132 V Alectis ciliaris African Pompano Pompano NMNH 395485 11/2011
FDA 133 V Brotula barbata Bearded Brotula Brotula or Cuskeel NMNH 395486 11/2011

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