Talk:List of U.S. state fish

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Table border[edit]

I'm removing Connecticut's state shellfish because shellfish aren't actually fish. Unfortunately there isn't an "official state invertibrate" or general "official state animal" page to move it to...Delaware also has an official state marine animal, the horseshoe crab, which also doesn't fit on any of the current pages. Might it be a good idea to move the marine mammals here from the (IMHO overcrowded) state mammals page, and change this to the "official state marine animals" page? Panavatar 08:14, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

I reverted to the borderless table because the intercell borders have an odd effect on the states with multiple fish; without the border it is clear that there are two lines for that state, but with the border it looks like there is a missing state name for the second line. If a border is very important, let's discuss here how to handle the two-fish states... —Tkinias 20:35, 21 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Is the current version better? Cburnett 23:12, 21 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Except that you deleted Colorado, yes ;)
(I put Colorado back...) —Tkinias 01:00, 22 Dec 2004 (UTC)
DOH!!!! Cburnett 01:09, 22 Dec 2004 (UTC)

The Humuhumunukunuku apua`a/Reef triggerfish is actually Hawaii's Unofficial State Fish. See

yes and the Hawaiian fish was featured in the Star Trek Next Generation episode "Rascals" in the 6th season. source: memory-alpha website (talk) 20:29, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

does anyone read this? 8:45 p.m., 13 Oct 2005

I read this. Thanks. It was helpful.--Beezer137 (talk) 05:51, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Ohio Contradiction[edit]

Ohio, table says Walleye, lede sentence says no state fish. (talk) 19:10, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Additional Ohio contradiction[edit]

As far as I know, Ohio should be returned to the list of states without a state fish. There was a movement in the early 2000s to officially designate smallmouth bass, but it failed to come to vote. The campaign also drew opposition from the tourism-driven fondness for walleye along the Lake Erie coast. What exactly is an "unofficial" state fish, and who is privileged to designate such things? Can anybody provide citation for Ohio's "unofficial" designee? Without state recognition, I don't believe there really is a state fish.

Euge-o-rama (talk) 22:32, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Ohio fish deletion[edit]

Seeing no further conversation, and citing the following, I am deleting walleye as Ohio's state fish.

Note the conspicuous absence of any fish from these pages: List of Ohio state symbols,, and

…or the lack of an Ohio listing on this page:

Euge-o-rama (talk) 19:22, 29 February 2012 (UTC)