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.