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Alabama State Saltwater Fish

Atlantic tarpin - click to see all state fish
Atlantic tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) public domain photo from:
NOAA's Southeast Fisheries Science Center: Image: Atlantic tarpon.
See All State Fish & Aquatic Symbols.

Fighting Tarpon

Tarpon video

The fighting tarpon (Tarpon atlanticus) was designated the state fish of Alabama in 1955. A silver-colored saltwater game fish that ranges off the coast of Alabama and the Mobile estuary, the tarpon can reach 100 pounds in weight. In 1975 the designation was changed to "state saltwater fish" when the largemouth bass became Alabama's state freshwater fish.

Most states recognize fish or sealife symbols - see list of 50 state fish symbols.

Source:
Alabama Emblems & Symbols: Alabama Archives & History
Official Alabama Saltwater Fish: ADAH AL Archives-History
Links:
All State Fish & Aquatic Symbols


    

 

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fish-marine fish
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