Striped Bass

Rhode Island State Fish


Striped bass

Striped bass; artwork by Timothy Knepp / USFWS (public domain image on Wikipedia).

Official State Fish of Rhode Island

The striped bass (Morone saxatilis) was adopted as the state fish of Rhode Island in 2000 (striped bass is also a state symbol of New York, Virginia, and New Hampshire). All State Fish

Also called bass, linesiders, stripers, and rockfish, striped bass are a prized recreational game fish. Striped bass have a life expectancy of at least 30 years and can grow to over 4 feet. It takes 5 to 8 years for a female to reach sexual maturity, and females tend to grow much larger than the males.

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Striped bass; public domain photo by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Striped Bass


Hand feeding my pet Striped bass