List of U.S. state fish

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This is a list of official and unofficial U.S. state fishes:

Table

State Fish Binomial
nomenclature
Image Year
Alabama Largemouth bass
(fresh water)
Micropterus salmoides 1351 largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) 300 dpi.jpg 1975 [1]
Fighting tarpon
(salt water)
Megalops atlanticus Atlantic tarpon.jpg 1955 [2]
Alaska King salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Chinook salmon.jpg 1962 [3]
Arizona Apache trout Oncorhynchus gilae (subspecies apache) Apache trout (Oncorhynchus apache) (12435087154).jpg 1986 [4]
Arkansas Alligator gar
(primitive)
Atractosteus spatula Alligator Gar 10.JPG 2019 [5]
California Golden trout
(fresh water)
Oncorhynchus mykiss (subspecies aguabonita) Small Golden Trout.jpg 1947 [6]
Garibaldi
(salt water)
Hypsypops rubicundus Hypsypops rubicundus adult.jpg 1995 [6]
Colorado Greenback cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii (subspecies stomias) Greenbackcutthroat.jpg 1994 [7]
Connecticut American shad Alosa sapidissima Dentonshad1904.jpg 2003 [8]
Delaware Weakfish Cynoscion regalis Cynoscion regalis (line art).jpg 1981 [9]
District of Columbia American Shad Alosa sapidissima American Shad [10]
Florida Florida largemouth bass
(fresh water)
Micropterus salmoides
(subspecies floridanus)
2007 [11]
Atlantic sailfish
(salt water)
Istiophorus albicans PSM V26 D359 The american sailfish istiophorus americanus.jpg 2007 [12]
Georgia Largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides LargemouthBass.jpg 1970 [13]
Southern Appalachian brook trout
(cold water game fish)
Salvelinus fontinalis Brook trout 1918.jpg 2006 [14] [15]
Red drum
(salt-water fish)
Sciaenops ocellatus Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus).jpg 2006 [16] [17]
Hawaii Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa Rhinecanthus rectangulus Reef Triggerfish 1.JPG 2006 [18]
Idaho Cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout.jpg 1990 [19]
Illinois Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus Lepomis macrochirus UMFS 2014 2.JPG 1986 [20]
Iowa none recognized Pages 393-396 [21]
Kansas Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus Channelcat.jpg 2018 [22]
Kentucky Kentucky spotted bass Micropterus punctulatus Micropterus punctulatus.jpg 1956 [23]
Louisiana White crappie
(fresh water)
Pomoxis annularis White Crappie.jpg 1993 [24]
Spotted sea trout
(salt water)
Cynoscion nebulosus Spotted seatrout fish cynoscion nebulosus.jpg 2001 [25]
Maine Landlocked Atlantic salmon Salmo salar sebago Atlantischer Lachs.jpg 1969 [26] [27]
Maryland Rockfish
(striped bass)
Morone saxatilis Striped bass FWS 1.jpg 1965 [28]
Massachusetts Cod Gadus morhua Atlantic cod.jpg 1974 [29] [30]
Michigan Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 1988 [31]
Minnesota Walleye Sander vitreus Sander vitreus.jpg 1965 [32]
Mississippi Largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides 1351 largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) 300 dpi.jpg 1974 [33]
Missouri Channel catfish
(fish)
Ictalurus punctatus Ictalurus punctatus1.jpg 1997 [34]
Paddlefish
(aquatic animal)
Polyodon spathula Paddlefish Polyodon spathula.jpg 1997 [35]
Montana Blackspotted cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii (subspecies lewisi) Westslope cutthroat trout USGS.jpg 1977 [36]
Nebraska Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus Ictalurus punctatus.jpg 1997 [37]
Nevada Lahontan cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii (subspecies henshawi) Lahontan pyramid.jpg 1981 [38] [39]
New Hampshire Brook trout
(freshwater)
Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 1994 [40]
Striped bass
(salt water game fish)
Morone saxatilis Striped bass FWS 1.jpg 1994 [41]
New Jersey Brook trout
(freshwater)
Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 1991 [42] [43]
Striped bass
(salt water game fish)
Morone saxatilis Striped bass FWS 1.jpg 2017 [44]
New Mexico Rio Grande cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii (subspecies virginalis) Oncorhynchus clarkii virginalis.jpg 2005 [45]
New York Brook trout
(freshwater)
Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 1975 [46]
Striped bass
(marine/saltwater)
Morone saxatilis Striped bass FWS 1.jpg 2006 [47] [48]
North Carolina Channel Bass (saltwater) Sciaenops ocellatus Channelbass.jpg 1971 [49] [50]
Southern Appalachian brook trout
(freshwater trout)
Salvelinus fontinalis Brook Trout Salvelinus fontinalis 2900px.jpg 2005 [49]
North Dakota Northern pike Esox lucius Europaeischer Hecht.jpg 1969 [51] [52]
Ohio None recognized [53]
Oklahoma White bass Morone chrysops Morone chrysops1.jpg 1974 [54]
Oregon Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Chinook salmon.jpg 1961 [55]
Pennsylvania Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 1970 [56]
Rhode Island Striped bass Morone saxatilis Striped bass FWS 1.jpg 2000 [57]
South Carolina Striped bass Morone saxatilis Striped bass FWS 1.jpg 1972 [58]
South Dakota Walleye Sander vitreus Sander vitreus.jpg 1992 [59]
Tennessee Smallmouth bass
(sport fish)
Micropterus dolomieu Smallmouth bass.png 2005 [60]
Channel catfish
(state commercial fish)
Ictalurus punctatus Ictalurus punctatus.jpg 1987 [60]
Texas Guadalupe bass (freshwater) Micropterus treculii Guadalupe bass - Micropterus treculii.jpg 1989 [61]
Red drum (saltwater) Sciaenops ocellatus Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus).jpg 2011 [61]
Utah Bonneville cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii (subspecies utah) Bonneville cutthroat.jpg 1997 [62]
Vermont Brook trout
(cold water)
Salvelinus fontinalis Brook Trout Salvelinus fontinalis 2900px.jpg 1978 (2012) [63] [64]
Walleye
(warm water)
Sander vitreus Sander vitreus.jpg
Virginia Brook trout
(fresh water)
Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 2011 [65]
Striped bass
(salt water)
Morone saxatilis Striped Bass 2.jpg
Washington Steelhead trout Oncorhynchus mykiss Oncorhynchus mykiss.jpg 1969 [66]
West Virginia Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 1973 [67]
Wisconsin Muskellunge Esox masquinongy Muskellunge USFWS.jpg 1955 [68]
Wyoming Cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout.jpg 1987 [69]

See also

Notes

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  12. ^ Official state saltwater fish. The 2007 Florida Statutes: Title IV, Chapter 15.037
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