List of U.S. state fish

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

State Fish Binomial
nomenclature
Image Year
Alabama Largemouth bass
(fresh water)
Micropterus salmoides 1975[1]
Fighting tarpon
(salt water)
Megalops atlanticus Atlantic tarpon.jpg 1955[2]
Alaska King salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Chinook salmon.jpg 1962[3]
Arizona Arizona trout Oncorhynchus gilae (subspecies apache) 1986[4]
Arkansas
California Golden trout
(fresh water)
Oncorhynchus mykiss (subspecies aguabonita) Small Golden Trout.jpg 1947[5]
Garibaldi
(salt water)
Hypsypops rubicundus Hypsypops rubicundus adult.jpg 1995[6]
Colorado Greenback cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarki (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]
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 Reef Triggerfish 1.JPG 2006[13]
Idaho Cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarki Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout.jpg 1990[14]
Illinois Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus Lepomis macrochirus UMFS 2014 2.JPG 1986[15]
Indiana None[16]
Iowa Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus Ictalurus punctatus.jpg 2001[17]
Kansas
Kentucky Kentucky spotted bass Micropterus punctulatus Micropterus punctulatus.jpg 1956[18]
Louisiana White crappie Pomoxis annularis White Crappie.jpg 1993[19]
Maine Landlocked Atlantic salmon Salmo salar Atlantischer Lachs.jpg [20]
Maryland Striped Bass Morone saxatilis Striped bass FWS 1.jpg 1965[21]
Massachusetts Cod Gadus morhua Atlantic cod.jpg [22]
Michigan Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 1988[23]
Minnesota Walleye Sander vitreus Sander vitreus.jpg 1965[24]
Mississippi Largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides 1974[25]
Missouri Channel catfish
(fish)
Ictalurus punctatus Ictalurus punctatus1.jpg 1997[26]
Paddlefish
(aquatic animal)
Polyodon spathula Paddlefish Polyodon spathula.jpg 1997[27]
Montana Cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarki Oncorhynchus clarkii virginalis.jpg 1977[28]
Nebraska Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus Ictalurus punctatus.jpg 1997[29]
Nevada Lahontan cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarki (subspecies henshawi) [30]
New Hampshire Brook trout
(freshwater)
Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 1994[31]
Striped bass
(salt water game fish)
Morone saxatilis Striped bass FWS 1.jpg 1994[32]
New Jersey Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 1991[33]
New Mexico Rio Grande cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarki (subspecies virginalis) Oncorhynchus clarkii virginalis.jpg 2005[34]
New York Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 1975[35]
Striped bass
(marine)
Morone saxatilis Striped bass FWS 1.jpg [36]
North Carolina Channel Bass Sciaenops ocellatus Channelbass.jpg 1971[37]
Southern Appalachian brook trout
(freshwater trout)
Salvelinus fontinalis Brook Trout Salvelinus fontinalis 2900px.jpg 2005[37]
North Dakota Northern pike Esox lucius Europaeischer Hecht.jpg [38]
Oklahoma White bass Morone chrysops Morone chrysops1.jpg
Oregon Chinook Salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Chinook salmon.jpg 1961
Pennsylvania Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg
Rhode Island Striped bass Morone saxatilis Striped bass FWS 1.jpg
South Carolina Striped bass Morone saxatilis Striped bass FWS 1.jpg 1972[39]
South Dakota Walleye Sander vitreus Sander vitreus.jpg
Tennessee Largemouth bass
(sport fish)
Micropterus salmoides
Channel catfish
(state commercial fish)
Ictalurus punctatus Ictalurus punctatus.jpg
Texas Guadalupe bass Micropterus treculii Guadalupe bass - Micropterus treculii.jpg 1989[40]
Utah Bonneville cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarki (subspecies utah) Bonneville cutthroat.jpg 1997[41]
Vermont Brook trout
(cold water)
Salvelinus fontinalis Brook Trout Salvelinus fontinalis 2900px.jpg
Walleye
(warm water)
Sander vitreus Sander vitreus.jpg
Virginia Brook trout
(fresh water)
Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg
Striped bass
(salt water)
Morone saxatilis Striped bass, Boston Aquarium.JPG
Washington Steelhead trout Oncorhynchus mykiss Oncorhynchus mykiss.jpg 1969 [42]
West Virginia West Virginia golden brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg
Wisconsin Muskellunge Esox masquinongy Muskellunge USFWS.jpg 1955[43]
Wyoming Cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout.jpg

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