List of U.S. state fish facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts

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

State Fish Binomial
nomenclature
Image Year
Alabama Largemouth bass
(fresh water)
Micropterus salmoides 1975
Fighting tarpon
(salt water)
Megalops atlanticus Atlantic tarpon.jpg 1955
Alaska King salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Chinook salmon.jpg 1962
Arizona Arizona trout Oncorhynchus gilae (subspecies apache) Oncorhynchus apache.jpg 1986
Arkansas
California Golden trout
(fresh water)
Oncorhynchus mykiss (subspecies aguabonita) Small Golden Trout.jpg 1947
Garibaldi
(salt water)
Hypsypops rubicundus Hypsypops rubicundus adult.jpg 1995
Colorado Greenback cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarki (subspecies stomias) Greenbackcutthroat.jpg 1994
Connecticut American shad Alosa sapidissima Dentonshad1904.jpg 2003
Delaware Weakfish Cynoscion regalis Cynoscion regalis (line art).jpg 1981
Florida Florida largemouth bass
(fresh water)
Micropterus salmoides
(subspecies floridanus)
2007
Atlantic sailfish
(salt water)
Istiophorus albicans 2007
Georgia Largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides 1970
Hawaii Humuhumunukunuku─üpua╩╗a Rhinecanthus rectangulus Reef Triggerfish 1.JPG 2006
Idaho Cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarki Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout.jpg 1990
Illinois Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus Lepomis macrochirus UMFS 2014 2.JPG 1986
Indiana Largemouth Bass Micropterus salmoides 1970
Iowa Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus Ictalurus punctatus.jpg 2001
Kansas
Kentucky Kentucky spotted bass Micropterus punctulatus Micropterus punctulatus.jpg 1956
Louisiana White crappie Pomoxis annularis White Crappie.jpg 1993
Maine Landlocked Atlantic salmon Salmo salar Atlantischer Lachs.jpg
Maryland Striped Bass Morone saxatilis Striped bass FWS 1.jpg 1965
Massachusetts Cod Gadus morhua Atlantic cod.jpg
Michigan Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 1988
Minnesota Walleye Sander vitreus Sander vitreus.jpg 1965
Mississippi Largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides 1974
Missouri Channel catfish
(fish)
Ictalurus punctatus Ictalurus punctatus1.jpg 1997
Paddlefish
(aquatic animal)
Polyodon spathula Paddlefish Polyodon spathula.jpg 1997
Montana Cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarki Oncorhynchus clarkii virginalis.jpg 1977
Nebraska Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus Ictalurus punctatus.jpg 1997
Nevada Lahontan cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarki (subspecies henshawi)
New Hampshire Brook trout
(freshwater)
Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 1994
Striped bass
(salt water game fish)
Morone saxatilis Striped bass FWS 1.jpg 1994
New Jersey Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 1991
New Mexico Rio Grande cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarki (subspecies virginalis) Oncorhynchus clarkii virginalis.jpg 2005
New York Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg 1975
Striped bass
(marine)
Morone saxatilis Striped bass FWS 1.jpg
North Carolina Channel Bass Sciaenops ocellatus Channelbass.jpg 1971
Southern Appalachian brook trout
(freshwater trout)
Salvelinus fontinalis Brook Trout Salvelinus fontinalis 2900px.jpg 2005
North Dakota Northern pike Esox lucius Europaeischer Hecht.jpg
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
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
Utah Bonneville cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarki (subspecies utah) Bonneville cutthroat.jpg 1997
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
West Virginia West Virginia golden brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis.jpg
Wisconsin Muskellunge Esox masquinongy Muskellunge USFWS.jpg 1955
Wyoming Cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout.jpg

List of U.S. state fish Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.