List of U.S. state fish

This is a list of official and *unofficial U.S. state fishes: The only states lacking a state fish as of 2008 are Arkansas, Indiana, and Kansas.

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 Arizona trout Oncorhynchus gilae (subspecies apache) 1986[4]
California Golden trout
(fresh water)
Oncorhynchus mykiss (subspecies aguabonita) 1947[5]
Garibaldi
(salt water)
Hypsypops rubicundus 1995[6]
Colorado Greenback cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarki (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 clarki 1990[14]
Illinois Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus 1986[15]
Iowa Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus 2001[16]
Kentucky Kentucky spotted bass Micropterus punctulatus 1956[17]
Louisiana White crappie Pomoxis annularis 1993[18]
Maine Landlocked Atlantic salmon Salmo salar [19]
Maryland Rockfish 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 clarki 1977[27]
Nebraska Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus 1997[28]
Nevada Lahontan cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarki (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 Salvelinus fontinalis 1991[32]
New Mexico Rio Grande cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarki (subspecies virginalis) 2005[33]
New York Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis 1975[34]
Striped bass
(marine)
Morone saxatilis [35]
North Carolina Channel Bass Sciaenops ocellatus 1971[36]
Southern Appalachian brook trout
(freshwater trout)
Salvelinus fontinalis 2005[36]
North Dakota Northern pike Esox lucius [37]
Ohio Walleye Sander vitreus
Oklahoma White bass Morone chrysops
Oregon Chinook Salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
Pennsylvania Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis
Rhode Island Striped bass Morone saxatilis
South Carolina Striped bass Morone saxatilis 1972[38]
South Dakota Walleye Sander vitreus
Tennessee Largemouth bass
(sport fish)
Micropterus salmoides
Channel catfish
(state commercial fish)
Ictalurus punctatus
Texas Guadalupe bass Micropterus treculii
Utah Bonneville cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarki (subspecies utah) 1997[39]
Vermont Brook trout
(cold water)
Salvelinus fontinalis
Walleye
(warm water)
Virginia Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis
Washington Steelhead trout Oncorhynchus mykiss [40]
West Virginia Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis
Wisconsin Muskellunge Esox masquinongy 1955
Wyoming Cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarki

See also

Notes

  1. Official Alabama Fresh Water Fish
  2. Official Alabama Saltwater Fish
  3. The Alaska State Chamber of Commerce :: Student Guide :: State Symbols
  4. ASLAPR - Museum Division
  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
  15. State Symbols
  16. Senate Joint Resolution 2001. Iowa General Assembly.
  17. Kentucky State Symbols - Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
  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. http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/05%20Regular/bills/senate/SB0013.html
  34. NY State Emblems - State Fish
  35. New York State Emblems
  36. a b North Carolina State Symbols
  37. nd.gov: Official Portal for North Dakota State Government
  38. . Archived from on 2007-06-22. http://web.archive.org/web/20070622035744/http://www.scstatehouse.net/studentpage/symbols.htm. Retrieved 2007-07-16. 
  39. Utah Symbols - Bonneville Cutthroat Trout from utah.gov "Pioneer - Utah's Online Library" page. Retrieved on 2008-03-25
  40. . Washington State Legislature. Archived from on 2007-03-05. http://web.archive.org/web/20070305110012/http://www1.leg.wa.gov/Legislature/StateSymbols/. Retrieved 2007-03-11. 

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