South Carolina State Fish - Striped Bass
South Carolina State Fish

Striped Bass

The Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis), designated as the official state fish of South Carolina in 1972, holds a special place in the state's aquatic heritage. This iconic species, known for its distinctive stripes and strong fighting spirit, is not only a prized catch for anglers but also a vital component of South Carolina's aquatic ecosystems. Striped Bass can be found in the state's coastal and freshwater bodies, and their presence serves as a testament to the rich biodiversity and recreational opportunities that South Carolina's waters offer. This designation reflects the importance of Striped Bass in both South Carolina's natural environment and its cultural traditions, solidifying its status as a beloved symbol of the state's aquatic heritage.

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