List of U.S. state fish Information

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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 Largemouth bass fish underwater animal in natural habitat micropterus salmoides.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 [7]
Colorado Greenback cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii (subspecies stomias) Greenbackcutthroat.jpg 1994 [8]
Connecticut American shad Alosa sapidissima Dentonshad1904.jpg 2003 [9]
Delaware Weakfish Cynoscion regalis Cynoscion regalis (line art).jpg 1981 [10]
District of Columbia American Shad Alosa sapidissima American Shad [11]
Florida Florida largemouth bass
(fresh water)
Micropterus salmoides
(subspecies floridanus)
2007 [12]
Atlantic sailfish
(salt water)
Istiophorus albicans PSM V26 D359 The american sailfish istiophorus americanus.jpg 2007 [13]
Georgia Largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides LargemouthBass.jpg 1970 [14]
Southern Appalachian brook trout
(cold water game fish)
Salvelinus fontinalis Brook trout 1918.jpg 2006 [15] [16]
Red drum
(salt-water fish)
Sciaenops ocellatus Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus).jpg 2006 [17] [18]
Hawaii Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa Rhinecanthus rectangulus Reef Triggerfish 1.JPG 2006 [19]
Idaho Cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout.jpg 1990 [20]
Illinois Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus Lepomis macrochirus UMFS 2014 2.JPG 1986 [21]
Indiana None recognized [22]
Iowa Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus Ictalurus punctatus.jpg 2001 [23]
Kansas Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus Channelcat.jpg 2018 [24]
Kentucky Kentucky spotted bass Micropterus punctulatus Micropterus punctulatus.jpg 1956 [25]
Louisiana White crappie
(fresh water)
Pomoxis annularis White Crappie.jpg 1993 [26]
Spotted sea trout
(salt water)
Cynoscion nebulosus Spotted seatrout fish cynoscion nebulosus.jpg 2001 [27]
Maine Landlocked Atlantic salmon Salmo salar sebago Atlantischer Lachs.jpg 1969 [28] [29]
Maryland Rockfish
(striped bass)
Morone saxatilis Striped bass FWS 1.jpg 1965 [30]
Massachusetts Cod Gadus morhua Atlantic cod.jpg 1974 [31] [32]
Michigan Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 1988 [33]
Minnesota Walleye Sander vitreus Sander vitreus.jpg 1965 [34]
Mississippi Largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides Largemouth bass fish underwater animal in natural habitat micropterus salmoides.jpg 1974 [35]
Missouri Channel catfish
(fish)
Ictalurus punctatus Ictalurus punctatus1.jpg 1997 [36]
Paddlefish
(aquatic animal)
Polyodon spathula Paddlefish Polyodon spathula.jpg 1997 [37]
Montana Blackspotted cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii (subspecies lewisi) Westslope cutthroat trout USGS.jpg 1977 [38]
Nebraska Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus Ictalurus punctatus.jpg 1997 [39]
Nevada Lahontan cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii (subspecies henshawi) Lahontan pyramid.jpg 1981 [40] [41]
New Hampshire Brook trout
(freshwater)
Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 1994 [42]
Striped bass
(salt water game fish)
Morone saxatilis Striped bass FWS 1.jpg 1994 [43]
New Jersey Brook trout
(freshwater)
Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 1991 [44] [45]
Striped bass
(salt water game fish)
Morone saxatilis Striped bass FWS 1.jpg 2017 [46]
New Mexico Rio Grande cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii (subspecies virginalis) Oncorhynchus clarkii virginalis.jpg 2005 [47]
New York Brook trout
(freshwater)
Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 1975 [48]
Striped bass
(marine/saltwater)
Morone saxatilis Striped bass FWS 1.jpg 2006 [49] [50]
North Carolina Channel Bass (saltwater) Sciaenops ocellatus Channelbass.jpg 1971 [51] [52]
Southern Appalachian brook trout
(freshwater trout)
Salvelinus fontinalis Brook Trout Salvelinus fontinalis 2900px.jpg 2005 [51]
North Dakota Northern pike Esox lucius Europaeischer Hecht.jpg 1969 [53] [54]
Ohio None recognized [55]
Oklahoma White bass Morone chrysops Morone chrysops1.jpg 1974 [56]
Oregon Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Chinook salmon.jpg 1961 [57]
Pennsylvania Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 1970 [58]
Rhode Island Striped bass Morone saxatilis Striped bass FWS 1.jpg 2000 [59]
South Carolina Striped bass Morone saxatilis Striped bass FWS 1.jpg 1972 [60]
South Dakota Walleye Sander vitreus Sander vitreus.jpg 1992 [61]
Tennessee Smallmouth bass
(sport fish)
Micropterus dolomieu Smallmouth bass.png 2005 [62]
Channel catfish
(state commercial fish)
Ictalurus punctatus Ictalurus punctatus.jpg 1987 [62]
Texas Guadalupe bass (freshwater) Micropterus treculii Guadalupe bass - Micropterus treculii.jpg 1989 [63]
Red drum (saltwater) Sciaenops ocellatus Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus).jpg 2011 [64]
Utah Bonneville cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii (subspecies utah) Bonneville cutthroat.jpg 1997 [65]
Vermont Brook trout
(cold water)
Salvelinus fontinalis Brook Trout Salvelinus fontinalis 2900px.jpg 1978 (2012) [66] [67]
Walleye
(warm water)
Sander vitreus Sander vitreus.jpg
Virginia Brook trout
(fresh water)
Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 2011 [68]
Striped bass
(salt water)
Morone saxatilis Striped Bass 2.jpg
Washington Steelhead trout Oncorhynchus mykiss Oncorhynchus mykiss.jpg 1969 [69]
West Virginia Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 1973 [70]
Wisconsin Muskellunge Esox masquinongy Muskellunge USFWS.jpg 1955 [71]
Wyoming Cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout.jpg 1987 [72]

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 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. ^ "Fishing in the district". DOEE. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  12. ^ Official state freshwater fish. The 2007 Florida Statutes: Title IV, Chapter 15.036.
  13. ^ Official state saltwater fish. The 2007 Florida Statutes: Title IV, Chapter 15.037
  14. ^ Georgia State Symbols Archived 2007-08-10 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ "§ 50-3-82. Official cold water game fish", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-23
  16. ^ Diprima, Paul (Mar 17, 2007), "Georgia home to several kinds of trout", Rome News-Tribune, retrieved 2019-06-23
  17. ^ "§ 50-3-83. Official salt-water fish", Official Code of Georgia Annotated, retrieved 2019-06-23
  18. ^ Dickson, Terry (Aug 9, 2016), "Red drum will be on new Georgia license plate to enhance marine habitat", jacksonville.com, retrieved 2019-06-23
  19. ^ HB1982 SD1
  20. ^ Governor C. L. "Butch" Otter - The State of Idaho - FYI Idaho State Symbols Archived 2010-06-30 at the Wayback Machine
  21. ^ [1]
  22. ^ "Article 2. State emblems", Indiana Code, retrieved 2019-05-08
  23. ^ Senate Joint Resolution 2001 Archived 2009-05-31 at the Wayback Machine. Iowa General Assembly.
  24. ^ 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
  25. ^ Kentucky State Symbols - Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives Archived 2006-12-13 at the Wayback Machine
  26. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-08-23. Retrieved 2007-07-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title ( link)
  27. ^ https://legis.la.gov/legis/BillInfo.aspx?i=44241
  28. ^ Secretary of State Kid's Page
  29. ^ http://legislature.maine.gov/statutes/1/title1sec212.html
  30. ^ Rockfish (Striped Bass), Maryland State Fish
  31. ^ M.G.L. - Chapter 2, Section 13
  32. ^ https://www.sec.state.ma.us/cis/cismaf/mf1a.htm
  33. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-08-07. Retrieved 2007-08-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title ( link)
  34. ^ Minnesota Legislative Reference Library - Minnesota State Symbols
  35. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-10. Retrieved 2008-05-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title ( link)
  36. ^ Office of the Secretary of State, Missouri
  37. ^ Office of the Secretary of State, Missouri
  38. ^ "1-1-507. State fish", Montana Code Annotated 2017, retrieved 2019-06-28
  39. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-08-13. Retrieved 2007-08-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title ( link)
  40. ^ "Nevada Facts". Archived from the original on 2015-05-05. Retrieved 2007-08-01.
  41. ^ https://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-235.html#NRS235Sec075
  42. ^ Section 3:20 State Freshwater Fish
  43. ^ NH.gov - New Hampshire Almanac - State Animal
  44. ^ New Jersey State Fish
  45. ^ http://hdl.handle.net/10929/50436
  46. ^ Pugliese, Nicholas (August 7, 2017). "It's official: 'Garden State' is New Jersey's slogan". NorthJersey.com. USA Today. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  47. ^ http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/05%20Regular/bills/senate/SB0013.html
  48. ^ NY State Emblems - State Fish
  49. ^ New York State Emblems Archived 2008-10-08 at the Wayback Machine
  50. ^ https://www.dos.ny.gov/kids_room/508/symbols2.html
  51. ^ a b North Carolina State Symbols
  52. ^ https://ncpedia.org/symbols/saltwaterfish
  53. ^ "nd.gov: Official Portal for North Dakota State Government". Archived from the original on 2014-08-15. Retrieved 2007-08-01.
  54. ^ https://www.ndstudies.gov/gr4/citizenship/section-16-northern-pike
  55. ^ "Ohio Secretary of State, Symbols of Ohio". Ohio Secretary of State. Archived from the original on 2016-01-22. Retrieved 2016-01-14.
  56. ^ https://www.okhistory.org/kids/symbols
  57. ^ https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/ors/ors186.html
  58. ^ https://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/LI/US/HTM/1970/0/0061..HTM
  59. ^ https://www.ri.gov/facts/factsfigures.php
  60. ^ "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.
  61. ^ https://sdsos.gov/general-information/about-state-south-dakota/state-seal-symbols.aspx
  62. ^ a b State Symbols, Tennessee State Government, retrieved 2019-05-08
  63. ^ https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ref/abouttx/symbols.html/
  64. ^ https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ref/abouttx/symbols.html/
  65. ^ 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
  66. ^ "§ 501. State Fish", The Vermont Statutes Online Title 1 : General Provisions Chapter 011 : Flag, Insignia, Seal, Etc., Vermont General Assembly, retrieved 2020-02-14
  67. ^ No. 82. An act relating to the designation of brook trout and walleye pike as the state fish of Vermont (PDF), 2012, retrieved 2020-02-14
  68. ^ https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?111+ful+CHAP0671
  69. ^ "Symbols of Washington State". Washington State Legislature. Archived from the original on 2007-03-05. Retrieved 2007-03-11.
  70. ^ http://www.wvlegislature.gov/legisdocs/2016/BlueBook/1043_WVS_BlueBook.pdf
  71. ^ "Wisc. Stat. § 1.10(3)(g)". State of Wisconsin. Retrieved 2014-08-03.
  72. ^ http://www.wyo.gov/about-wyoming/wyoming-facts-and-symbols

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