Fish of the Union: The Top 6 Species Claimed as State Fish

Every state lays claim to some unique animal, flower, tree, historic reference, or geological feature as uniquely their own: Idaho gems and potatoes, California gold, Florida sunshine, Georgia peaches, Michigan wolverines.  While most states have officially adopted nicknames or mottos in the last century, the practice actually goes back a lot further than that. Massachusetts was unofficially called the Bay

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