Rhode Island State Fish - Striped Bass
Rhode Island State Fish

Striped Bass

The Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis) holds the distinction of being the official state fish of Rhode Island, embodying the state's rich maritime heritage and abundant coastal resources. Revered for its powerful presence in the Atlantic Ocean and the Narragansett Bay, this iconic species is highly prized by local anglers and commercial fishermen alike. Renowned for its striking, striped pattern and remarkable size, the Striped Bass symbolizes both the natural beauty of Rhode Island's waters and its enduring connection to the sea, playing a vital role in the state's cultural and economic identity.

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