List of U.S. state fish

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This is a list of U.S. state fishes:

Table[change | change source]

State Fish Binomial
nomenclature
Image Year
Alabama Largemouth bass
(fresh water)
Micropterus salmoides 1351 largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) 300 dpi.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[6]
Colorado Greenback cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii (subspecies stomias) Greenbackcutthroat.jpg 1994[7]
Connecticut American shad Alosa sapidissima Dentonshad1904.jpg 2003[8]
Delaware Weakfish Cynoscion regalis Cynoscion regalis (line art).jpg 1981[9]
District of Columbia American Shad Alosa sapidissima American Shad [10]
Florida Florida largemouth bass
(fresh water)
Micropterus salmoides
(subspecies floridanus)
2007[11]
Atlantic sailfish
(salt water)
Istiophorus albicans PSM V26 D359 The american sailfish istiophorus americanus.jpg 2007[12]
Georgia Largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides LargemouthBass.jpg 1970[13]
Southern Appalachian brook trout
(cold water game fish)
Salvelinus fontinalis Brook trout 1918.jpg 2006[14][15]
Red drum
(salt-water fish)
Sciaenops ocellatus Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus).jpg 2006[16][17]
Hawaii Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa Rhinecanthus rectangulus Reef Triggerfish 1.JPG 2006[18]
Idaho Cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout.jpg 1990[19]
Illinois Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus Lepomis macrochirus UMFS 2014 2.JPG 1986[20]
Indiana None recognized[21]
Iowa Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus Ictalurus punctatus.jpg 2001[22]
Kansas Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus Channelcat.jpg 2018[23]
Kentucky Kentucky spotted bass Micropterus punctulatus Micropterus punctulatus.jpg 1956[24]
Louisiana White crappie
(fresh water)
Pomoxis annularis White Crappie.jpg 1993[25]
Spotted sea trout
(salt water)
Cynoscion nebulosus Spotted seatrout fish cynoscion nebulosus.jpg 2001[26]
Maine Landlocked Atlantic salmon Salmo salar sebago Atlantischer Lachs.jpg 1969[27][28]
Maryland Rockfish
(striped bass)
Morone saxatilis Striped bass FWS 1.jpg 1965[29]
Massachusetts Cod Gadus morhua Atlantic cod.jpg 1974[30][31]
Michigan Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 1988[32]
Minnesota Walleye Sander vitreus Sander vitreus.jpg 1965[33]
Mississippi Largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides 1351 largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) 300 dpi.jpg 1974[34]
Missouri Channel catfish
(fish)
Ictalurus punctatus Ictalurus punctatus1.jpg 1997[35]
Paddlefish
(aquatic animal)
Polyodon spathula Paddlefish Polyodon spathula.jpg 1997[36]
Montana Blackspotted cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii (subspecies lewisi) Westslope cutthroat trout USGS.jpg 1977[37]
Nebraska Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus Ictalurus punctatus.jpg 1997[38]
Nevada Lahontan cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii (subspecies henshawi) Lahontan pyramid.jpg 1981[39][40]
New Hampshire Brook trout
(freshwater)
Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 1994[41]
Striped bass
(salt water game fish)
Morone saxatilis Striped bass FWS 1.jpg 1994[42]
New Jersey Brook trout
(freshwater)
Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 1991[43][44]
Striped bass
(salt water game fish)
Morone saxatilis Striped bass FWS 1.jpg 2017[45]
New Mexico Rio Grande cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii (subspecies virginalis) Oncorhynchus clarkii virginalis.jpg 2005[46]
New York Brook trout
(freshwater)
Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 1975[47]
Striped bass
(marine/saltwater)
Morone saxatilis Striped bass FWS 1.jpg 2006[48][49]
North Carolina Channel Bass (saltwater) Sciaenops ocellatus Channelbass.jpg 1971[50][51]
Southern Appalachian brook trout
(freshwater trout)
Salvelinus fontinalis Brook Trout Salvelinus fontinalis 2900px.jpg 2005[50]
North Dakota Northern pike Esox lucius Europaeischer Hecht.jpg 1969[52][53]
Ohio None recognized[54]
Oklahoma White bass Morone chrysops Morone chrysops1.jpg 1974[55]
Oregon Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Chinook salmon.jpg 1961[56]
Pennsylvania Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 1970[57]
Rhode Island Striped bass Morone saxatilis Striped bass FWS 1.jpg 2000[58]
South Carolina Striped bass Morone saxatilis Striped bass FWS 1.jpg 1972[59]
South Dakota Walleye Sander vitreus Sander vitreus.jpg 1992[60]
Tennessee Smallmouth bass
(sport fish)
Micropterus dolomieu Smallmouth bass.png 2005[61]
Channel catfish
(state commercial fish)
Ictalurus punctatus Ictalurus punctatus.jpg 1987[61]
Texas Guadalupe bass (freshwater) Micropterus treculii Guadalupe bass - Micropterus treculii.jpg 1989[62]
Red drum (saltwater) Sciaenops ocellatus Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus).jpg 2011[62]
Utah Bonneville cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii (subspecies utah) Bonneville cutthroat.jpg 1997[63]
Vermont Brook trout
(cold water)
Salvelinus fontinalis Brook Trout Salvelinus fontinalis 2900px.jpg 1978 (2012)[64][65]
Walleye
(warm water)
Sander vitreus Sander vitreus.jpg
Virginia Brook trout
(fresh water)
Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 2011[66]
Striped bass
(salt water)
Morone saxatilis
Washington Steelhead trout Oncorhynchus mykiss Oncorhynchus mykiss.jpg 1969[67]
West Virginia Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 1973[68]
Wisconsin Muskellunge Esox masquinongy Muskellunge USFWS.jpg 1955[69]
Wyoming Cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout.jpg 1987[70]

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