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

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State Fish Binomial
nomenclature
Image Year
Alabama Largemouth bass
(fresh water)
Micropterus salmoides 1975[1]
Fighting tarpon
(salt water)
Megalops atlanticus   1955[2]
Alaska King salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha   1962[3]
Arizona Apache trout Oncorhynchus gilae (subspecies apache) 200px 1986[4]
Arkansas
California Golden trout
(fresh water)
Oncorhynchus mykiss (subspecies aguabonita)   1947[5]
Garibaldi
(salt water)
Hypsypops rubicundus   1995[6]
Colorado Greenback cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii (subspecies stomias)   1994[7]
Connecticut American shad Alosa sapidissima   2003[8]
Delaware Weakfish Cynoscion regalis   1981[9]
Florida Florida largemouth bass
(fresh water)
Micropterus salmoides
(subspecies floridanus)
2007[10]
Atlantic sailfish
(salt water)
Istiophorus albicans   2007[11]
Georgia Largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides 1970[12]
Hawaii Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa Rhinecanthus rectangulus   2006[13]
Idaho Cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii   1990[14]
Illinois Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus   1986[15]
Iowa Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus   2001[16]
Kansas None recognized None N/A
Kentucky Kentucky spotted bass Micropterus punctulatus   1956[17]
Louisiana White crappie Pomoxis annularis   1993[18]
Maine Landlocked Atlantic salmon Salmo salar sebago   [19]
Maryland Rockfish
(striped bass)
Morone saxatilis   1965[20]
Massachusetts Cod Gadus morhua   [21]
Michigan Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis   1988[22]
Minnesota Walleye Sander vitreus   1965[23]
Mississippi Largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides 1974[24]
Missouri Channel catfish
(fish)
Ictalurus punctatus   1997[25]
Paddlefish
(aquatic animal)
Polyodon spathula   1997[26]
Montana Cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii   1977[27]
Nebraska Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus   1997[28]
Nevada Lahontan cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii (subspecies henshawi)   [29]
New Hampshire Brook trout
(freshwater)
Salvelinus fontinalis   1994[30]
Striped bass
(salt water game fish)
Morone saxatilis   1994[31]
New Jersey Brook trout
(freshwater)
Salvelinus fontinalis   1991[32]
Striped bass
(salt water game fish)
Morone saxatilis   2017[33]
New Mexico Rio Grande cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii (subspecies virginalis)   2005[34]
New York Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis   1975[35]
Striped bass
(marine)
Morone saxatilis   [36]
North Carolina Channel Bass Sciaenops ocellatus   1971[37]
Southern Appalachian brook trout
(freshwater trout)
Salvelinus fontinalis   2005[37]
North Dakota Northern pike Esox lucius   [38]
Ohio None recognized[39]
Oklahoma White bass Morone chrysops  
Oregon Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha   1961
Pennsylvania Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis   1970
Rhode Island Striped bass Morone saxatilis  
South Carolina Striped bass Morone saxatilis   1972[40]
South Dakota Walleye Sander vitreus  
Tennessee Largemouth bass
(sport fish)
Micropterus salmoides
Channel catfish
(state commercial fish)
Ictalurus punctatus  
Texas Guadalupe bass Micropterus treculii   1989[41]
Utah Bonneville cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii (subspecies utah)   1997[42]
Vermont Brook trout
(cold water)
Salvelinus fontinalis  
Walleye
(warm water)
Sander vitreus  
Virginia Brook trout
(fresh water)
Salvelinus fontinalis  
Striped bass
(salt water)
Morone saxatilis  
Washington Steelhead trout Oncorhynchus mykiss   1969[43]
West Virginia West Virginia golden brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis  
Wisconsin Muskellunge Esox masquinongy   1955[44]
Wyoming Cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii  

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Official Alabama Fresh Water Fish
  2. ^ Official Alabama Saltwater Fish
  3. ^ The Alaska State Chamber of Commerce :: Student Guide :: State Symbols Archived 2008-07-04 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ ASLAPR - Museum Division Archived 2010-06-07 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ California State Library - History and Culture - State Symbols
  6. ^ California State Library - History and Culture - State Symbols
  7. ^ Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration (DPA) Division of Information Technologies (DoIT)
  8. ^ KIDS: State Fish
  9. ^ Delaware Facts and Symbols - State Animals
  10. ^ Official state freshwater fish. The 2007 Florida Statutes: Title IV, Chapter 15.036.
  11. ^ Official state saltwater fish. The 2007 Florida Statutes: Title IV, Chapter 15.037
  12. ^ Georgia State Symbols
  13. ^ HB1982 SD1
  14. ^ Governor C. L. "Butch" Otter - The State of Idaho - FYI Idaho State Symbols Archived 2010-06-30 at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ [1]
  16. ^ Senate Joint Resolution 2001. Iowa General Assembly.
  17. ^ Kentucky State Symbols - Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives Archived 2006-12-13 at the Wayback Machine.
  18. ^ http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/around/facts/facts-E.htm
  19. ^ Secretary of State Kid's Page
  20. ^ Rockfish (Striped Bass), Maryland State Fish
  21. ^ M.G.L. - Chapter 2, Section 13
  22. ^ http://www.senate.michigan.gov/kidspage/trout.pdf
  23. ^ Minnesota Legislative Reference Library - Minnesota State Symbols
  24. ^ http://www.its.state.ms.us/et/portal/MSSymbols/symbols.htm
  25. ^ Office of the Secretary of State, Missouri
  26. ^ Office of the Secretary of State, Missouri
  27. ^ 1-1-507. State fish, Montana Code, accessed 23 April 2009.
  28. ^ http://csd.unl.edu/general/statesymbols.asp
  29. ^ Nevada Facts
  30. ^ Section 3:20 State Freshwater Fish
  31. ^ NH.gov - New Hampshire Almanac - State Animal
  32. ^ New Jersey State Fish
  33. ^ Pugliese, Nicholas (August 7, 2017). "It's official: 'Garden State' is New Jersey's slogan". NorthJersey.com. USA Today. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 
  34. ^ http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/05%20Regular/bills/senate/SB0013.html
  35. ^ NY State Emblems - State Fish
  36. ^ New York State Emblems Archived 2008-10-08 at the Wayback Machine.
  37. ^ a b North Carolina State Symbols
  38. ^ nd.gov: Official Portal for North Dakota State Government
  39. ^ "Ohio Secretary of State, Symbols of Ohio". Ohio Secretary of State. Retrieved 2016-01-14. 
  40. ^ "SC Statehouse Student's web page, State Symbols and Emblems". South Carolina General Assembly. Archived from the original on 2007-06-22. Retrieved 2007-07-16. 
  41. ^ [2]
  42. ^ Utah Symbols - Bonneville Cutthroat Trout from utah.gov "Pioneer - Utah's Online Library" page. Retrieved on 2008-03-25
  43. ^ "Symbols of Washington State". Washington State Legislature. Archived from the original on 2007-03-05. Retrieved 2007-03-11. 
  44. ^ "Wisc. Stat. § 1.10(3)(g)". State of Wisconsin. Retrieved 2014-08-03. 

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