List of U.S. state fish

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


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 None None N/A
Kentucky Kentucky spotted bass Micropterus punctulatus 1956[18]
Louisiana White crappie Pomoxis annularis 1993[19]
Maine Atlantic salmon Salmo salar [20]
Maryland Rockfish
(striped bass)
Morone saxatilis 1965[21]
Massachusetts Cod Gadus morhua [22]
Michigan Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis 1988[23]
Minnesota Walleye Sander vitreus 1965[24]
Mississippi Largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides 1974[25]
Missouri Channel catfish
Ictalurus punctatus 1997[26]
(aquatic animal)
Polyodon spathula 1997[27]
Montana Cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarki 1977[28]
Nebraska Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus 1997[29]
Nevada Lahontan cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarki (subspecies henshawi) [30]
New Hampshire Brook trout
Salvelinus fontinalis 1994[31]
Striped bass
(salt water game fish)
Morone saxatilis 1994[32]
New Jersey Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis 1991[33]
New Mexico Rio Grande cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarki (subspecies virginalis) 2005[34]
New York Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis 1975[35]
Striped bass
Morone saxatilis [36]
North Carolina Channel Bass Sciaenops ocellatus 1971[37]
Southern Appalachian brook trout
(freshwater trout)
Salvelinus fontinalis 2005[37]
North Dakota Northern pike Esox lucius [38]
Ohio None recognized[39]
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. Georgia State Symbols
  16. Senate Joint Resolution 2001. Iowa General Assembly.
  17. Kentucky State Symbols - Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
  19. Secretary of State Kid's Page
  20. Rockfish (Striped Bass), Maryland State Fish
  21. M.G.L. - Chapter 2, Section 13
  23. Minnesota Legislative Reference Library - Minnesota State Symbols
  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.
  29. Nevada Facts
  30. Section 3:20 State Freshwater Fish
  31. - New Hampshire Almanac - State Animal
  32. New Jersey State Fish
  34. NY State Emblems - State Fish
  35. New York State Emblems
  36. 1 2 North Carolina State Symbols
  37. Official Portal for North Dakota State Government
  38. "Ohio Secretary of State, Symbols of Ohio". Ohio Secretary of State. Retrieved 2016-01-14.
  39. "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.
  40. Utah Symbols - Bonneville Cutthroat Trout from "Pioneer - Utah's Online Library" page. Retrieved on 2008-03-25
  41. "Symbols of Washington State". Washington State Legislature. Archived from the original on 2007-03-05. Retrieved 2007-03-11.
  42. "Wisc. Stat. § 1.10(3)(g)". State of Wisconsin. Retrieved 2014-08-03.


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