Missouri State Fish - Channel Catfish
Missouri State Fish

Channel Catfish

The Channel Catfish, designated as the official state fish of Missouri, holds a special place in the state's cultural and recreational heritage. This species, known for its distinctive appearance with dark spots and forked tail, is renowned among anglers and cherished by locals for its delicious taste. Often found in the state's abundant rivers, lakes, and ponds, the Channel Catfish serves as a symbol of Missouri's rich aquatic biodiversity and the enduring connection between its residents and the natural resources that have sustained them for generations.

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