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This is a list of 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[63]
Utah Bonneville cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii (subspecies utah) Bonneville cutthroat.jpg 1997[64]
Vermont Brook trout
(cold water)
Salvelinus fontinalis Brook Trout Salvelinus fontinalis 2900px.jpg 1978 (2012)[65][66]
Walleye
(warm water)
Sander vitreus Sander vitreus.jpg
Virginia Brook trout
(fresh water)
Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 2011[67]
Striped bass
(salt water)
Morone saxatilis 200px
Washington Steelhead trout Oncorhynchus mykiss Oncorhynchus mykiss.jpg 1969[68]
West Virginia Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 1973[69]
Wisconsin Muskellunge Esox masquinongy Muskellunge USFWS.jpg 1955[70]
Wyoming Cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout.jpg 1987[71]


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