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List of U.S. state fish

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


  • Table 1
  • See also 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


State Fish Binomial
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]
California Golden trout
(fresh water)
Oncorhynchus mykiss (subspecies aguabonita) 1947[5]
(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)
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 1991[15]
Indiana Largemouth Bass Micropterus salmoides 1970[16]
Iowa Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus 2001[17]
Kansas Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus 2013[18]
Kentucky Kentucky spotted bass Micropterus punctulatus 1956[19]
Louisiana White crappie Pomoxis annularis 1993[20]
Maine Atlantic salmon Salmo salar [21]
Maryland Rockfish
(striped bass)
Morone saxatilis 1965[22]
Massachusetts Cod Gadus morhua [23]
Michigan Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis 1988[24]
Minnesota Walleye Sander vitreus 1965[25]
Mississippi Largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides 1974[26]
Missouri Channel catfish
Ictalurus punctatus 1997[27]
(aquatic animal)
Polyodon spathula 1997[28]
Montana Cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarki 1977[29]
Nebraska Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus 1997[30]
Nevada Lahontan cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarki (subspecies henshawi) [31]
New Hampshire Brook trout
Salvelinus fontinalis 1994[32]
Striped bass
(salt water game fish)
Morone saxatilis 1994[33]
New Jersey Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis 1991[34]
New Mexico Rio Grande cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarki (subspecies virginalis) 2005[35]
New York Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis 1975[36]
Striped bass
Morone saxatilis [37]
North Carolina Channel Bass Sciaenops ocellatus 1971[38]
Southern Appalachian brook trout
(freshwater trout)
Salvelinus fontinalis 2005[38]
North Dakota Northern pike Esox lucius [39]
Ohio Walleye Sander vitreus
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 clarki (subspecies utah) 1997[42]
Vermont Brook trout
(cold water)
Salvelinus fontinalis
(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 also


  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. ^ [4]
  16. ^ Georgia State Symbols
  17. ^ Senate Joint Resolution 2001. Iowa General Assembly.
  18. ^ [5]
  19. ^ Kentucky State Symbols - Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
  20. ^
  21. ^ Secretary of State Kid's Page
  22. ^ Rockfish (Striped Bass), Maryland State Fish
  23. ^ M.G.L. - Chapter 2, Section 13
  24. ^
  25. ^ Minnesota Legislative Reference Library - Minnesota State Symbols
  26. ^
  27. ^ Office of the Secretary of State, Missouri
  28. ^ Office of the Secretary of State, Missouri
  29. ^ 1-1-507. State fish, Montana Code, accessed 23 April 2009.
  30. ^
  31. ^ Nevada Facts
  32. ^ Section 3:20 State Freshwater Fish
  33. ^ - New Hampshire Almanac - State Animal
  34. ^ New Jersey State Fish
  35. ^
  36. ^ NY State Emblems - State Fish
  37. ^ New York State Emblems
  38. ^ a b North Carolina State Symbols
  39. ^ Official Portal for North Dakota State Government
  40. ^ "State Symbols and Emblems"SC Statehouse Student's web page, .  
  41. ^ [6]
  42. ^ Utah Symbols - Bonneville Cutthroat Trout from "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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