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Delaware State Fish:

Weakfish - click to see all state fish
Weakfish (Cynoscion nebulosus) artwork by Duane Raver courtesy
USFWS Digital Library System. See All State Fish & Aquatic Symbols.

Weakfish

See video of weakfish (and yellowtail) below

The weakfish (Cynoscion genus) was designated as the official state fish of Delaware in 1981 in recognition of its recreational and economic contributions to the state of Delaware and its value as a game and food fish.

Also known as spotted sea trout, gray trout, yellow mouth, yellow fin trout, squeteague, and tiderunner, the weakfish can grow to 3 feet in length and weigh over 19 pounds. The name "weakfish" was given because the fish has weak mouth muscles which means a hook can tear free and allow the weakfish to escape.

Source:
Delaware Facts and Symbols: Official Delaware website
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