The following information was excerpted from the Louisiana Revised Statutes, Title 2, Section RS 49:170.7.
Title 49 - State administration
SECTION RS 49:170.7.
§170.7. State saltwater fish
There shall be an official state saltwater fish. The official state saltwater fish shall be the spotted sea trout, or speckled trout (Cynoscion nebulosus). Its use on the official documents of the state and with the insignia of the state is hereby authorized.
Acts 2001, No. 165, §1.
Louisiana Revised Statutes. Web Portal of the Louisiana State Legislature. 2009. 24 February 2009 <http://www.legis.state.la.us/lss/lss.asp?folder=75>
Shearer, Benjamin F. and Barbara S. State Names, Seals, Flags and Symbols: A Historical Guide Third Edition, Revised and Expanded. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 3 Sub edition, 2001.
Spotted Seatrout: Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Sea Grant Louisiana.
Cynoscion nebulosus: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, Florida.
Cynoscion nebulosus (Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1830): Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Here you will find authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.
Fishing in Louisiana: Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries.
Stalkers in the Sea Grass: Spotted Sea Trout: Bay & Gulf special report from the St. Petersburg Times (Florida).
State Fish: Complete list of official state Fish.
More symbols & emblems: Complete list of official Louisiana state symbols.
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