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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)   1986[4]
Arkansas Alligator gar
(primitive)
Atractosteus spatula   2019[5]
California Golden trout
(fresh water)
Oncorhynchus mykiss (subspecies aguabonita)   1947[6]
Garibaldi
(salt water)
Hypsypops rubicundus   1995[7]
Colorado Greenback cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii (subspecies stomias)   1994[8]
Connecticut American shad Alosa sapidissima   2003[9]
Delaware Weakfish Cynoscion regalis   1981[10]
Florida Florida largemouth bass
(fresh water)
Micropterus salmoides
(subspecies floridanus)
2007[11]
Atlantic sailfish
(salt water)
Istiophorus albicans   2007[12]
Georgia Largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides   1970[13]
Southern Appalachian brook trout
(cold water game fish)
Salvelinus fontinalis   2006[14][15]
Red drum
(salt-water game fish)
Sciaenops ocellatus   2006[16][17]
Hawaii Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa Rhinecanthus rectangulus   2006[18]
Idaho Cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii   1990[19]
Illinois Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus   1986[20]
Indiana None recognized[21]
Iowa Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus   2001[22]
Kansas Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus 2018[23]
Kentucky Kentucky spotted bass Micropterus punctulatus   1956[24]
Louisiana White crappie Pomoxis annularis   1993[25]
Maine Landlocked Atlantic salmon Salmo salar sebago   [26]
Maryland Rockfish
(striped bass)
Morone saxatilis   1965[27]
Massachusetts Cod Gadus morhua   [28]
Michigan Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis   1988[29]
Minnesota Walleye Sander vitreus   1965[30]
Mississippi Largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides 1974[31]
Missouri Channel catfish
(fish)
Ictalurus punctatus   1997[32]
Paddlefish
(aquatic animal)
Polyodon spathula   1997[33]
Montana Westslope cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii (subspecies lewisi)   1977[34]
Nebraska Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus   1997[35]
Nevada Lahontan cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii (subspecies henshawi)   [36]
New Hampshire Brook trout
(freshwater)
Salvelinus fontinalis   1994[37]
Striped bass
(salt water game fish)
Morone saxatilis   1994[38]
New Jersey Brook trout
(freshwater)
Salvelinus fontinalis   1991[39]
Striped bass
(salt water game fish)
Morone saxatilis   2017[40]
New Mexico Rio Grande cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii (subspecies virginalis)   2005[41]
New York Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis   1975[42]
Striped bass
(marine)
Morone saxatilis   [43]
North Carolina Channel Bass Sciaenops ocellatus   1971[44]
Southern Appalachian brook trout
(freshwater trout)
Salvelinus fontinalis   2005[44]
North Dakota Northern pike Esox lucius   [45]
Ohio None recognized[46]
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[47]
South Dakota Walleye Sander vitreus  
Tennessee Smallmouth bass
(sport fish)
Micropterus dolomieu   2005[48]
Channel catfish
(state commercial fish)
Ictalurus punctatus   1987[48]
Texas Guadalupe bass Micropterus treculii   1989[49]
Utah Bonneville cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii (subspecies utah)   1997[50]
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[51]
West Virginia West Virginia golden brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis  
Wisconsin Muskellunge Esox masquinongy   1955[52]
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. ^ THV11 - Gov. Hutchinson signs bill making alligator gar state's official primitive fish
  6. ^ California State Library - History and Culture - State Symbols
  7. ^ California State Library - History and Culture - State Symbols
  8. ^ Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration (DPA) Division of Information Technologies (DoIT)
  9. ^ KIDS: State Fish
  10. ^ Delaware Facts and Symbols - State Animals
  11. ^ Official state freshwater fish. The 2007 Florida Statutes: Title IV, Chapter 15.036.
  12. ^ Official state saltwater fish. The 2007 Florida Statutes: Title IV, Chapter 15.037
  13. ^ Georgia State Symbols Archived 2007-08-10 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ "§ 50-3-82. Official cold water game fish", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-23
  15. ^ Diprima, Paul (Mar 17, 2007), "Georgia home to several kinds of trout", Rome News-Tribune, retrieved 2019-06-23
  16. ^ "§ 50-3-83. Official salt-water fish", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-23
  17. ^ Dickson, Terry (Aug 9, 2016), "Red drum will be on new Georgia license plate to enhance marine habitat", jacksonville.com, retrieved 2019-06-23
  18. ^ HB1982 SD1
  19. ^ Governor C. L. "Butch" Otter - The State of Idaho - FYI Idaho State Symbols Archived 2010-06-30 at the Wayback Machine
  20. ^ [1]
  21. ^ "Article 2. State emblems", Indiana Code, retrieved 2019-05-08
  22. ^ Senate Joint Resolution 2001. Iowa General Assembly.
  23. ^ https://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/kansas-symbols/17169 and "Kansas one step closer to having a state fish" Topeka Capital Journal. Katie Moore, Mar 20, 2018 https://www.cjonline.com/news/20180320/kansas-one-step-closer-to-having-state-fish
  24. ^ Kentucky State Symbols - Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives Archived 2006-12-13 at the Wayback Machine
  25. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-08-23. Retrieved 2007-07-31.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  26. ^ Secretary of State Kid's Page
  27. ^ Rockfish (Striped Bass), Maryland State Fish
  28. ^ M.G.L. - Chapter 2, Section 13
  29. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-08-07. Retrieved 2007-08-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  30. ^ Minnesota Legislative Reference Library - Minnesota State Symbols
  31. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-10. Retrieved 2008-05-09.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  32. ^ Office of the Secretary of State, Missouri
  33. ^ Office of the Secretary of State, Missouri
  34. ^ "1-1-507. State fish", Montana Code Annotated 2017, retrieved 2019-06-28
  35. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-08-13. Retrieved 2007-08-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  36. ^ Nevada Facts
  37. ^ Section 3:20 State Freshwater Fish
  38. ^ NH.gov - New Hampshire Almanac - State Animal
  39. ^ New Jersey State Fish
  40. ^ Pugliese, Nicholas (August 7, 2017). "It's official: 'Garden State' is New Jersey's slogan". NorthJersey.com. USA Today. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  41. ^ http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/05%20Regular/bills/senate/SB0013.html
  42. ^ NY State Emblems - State Fish
  43. ^ New York State Emblems Archived 2008-10-08 at the Wayback Machine
  44. ^ a b North Carolina State Symbols
  45. ^ nd.gov: Official Portal for North Dakota State Government
  46. ^ "Ohio Secretary of State, Symbols of Ohio". Ohio Secretary of State. Archived from the original on 2016-01-22. Retrieved 2016-01-14.
  47. ^ "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.
  48. ^ a b State Symbols, Tennessee State Government, retrieved 2019-05-08
  49. ^ [2]
  50. ^ Utah Symbols - Bonneville Cutthroat Trout Archived 2008-03-14 at the Wayback Machine from utah.gov "Pioneer - Utah's Online Library" page. Retrieved on 2008-03-25
  51. ^ "Symbols of Washington State". Washington State Legislature. Archived from the original on 2007-03-05. Retrieved 2007-03-11.
  52. ^ "Wisc. Stat. § 1.10(3)(g)". State of Wisconsin. Retrieved 2014-08-03.

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