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North Carolina State Saltwater Fish:

Channel bass - click to see all state fish
Channel bass drawing (Sciaenops ocellatus); public domain image
by Robert W. Hines / USFWS. See All State Fish & Aquatic Symbols.

Channel Bass

North Carolina designated the channel bass (red drum) as the official state saltwater fish in 1971.

Usually found in large numbers along the Tar Heel coastal waters, channel bass (Sciaenops ocellatus) have been found to weigh up to 75 pounds (most large channel bass average between 30 and 40 pounds).

Source:
State Fish - Saltwater - Channel Bass: NC State Library
Links:
All State Fish & Aquatic Symbols

    

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