Names The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals  

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List Rules Upvote the top bands with fish or other aquatic animals in their names.

When it comes to animal band names, some of the most popular choices seem to come from water. There are a ton of great bands named after sea animals. When you stop and really think about it, you’ll find a lot of bands took their name from fish, turtles, eels, oysters, and whales.

Sea animal bands include a lot of fish. The spellings may vary slightly – Phish, anyone? – but they all count. You also have Reel Big Fish, Fishbone, Jellyfish, Country Joe and the Fish, and School of Fish. There is no shortage of bands with fish in their name. And there are specific fish represented on this list, including Hot Tuna, Lake Trout, Leftover Salmon, and Hootie & the Blowfish. Basically, it’s a sushi spectacular.

But this list encompasses way more than just fish band names. Whales are incredibly popular when it comes to bands named after a sea animal. Examples include Freelance Whales, Noah and the Whale, and Said the Whale. And don’t forget The Wailers. Despite the spelling, Bob Marley’s iconic band makes an appearance here.

From The Coral Reefer Band to Blue Oyster Cult, these are some of the best seal animal band names, so vote for your favorites!

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Blue Öyster Cult is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Blue Öyster Cult Rock music, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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Phish is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Phish Rock music, Neo-psychedelia, Jazz fusion

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Hootie & the Blowfish is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Hootie & the Blowfish Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

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The Turtles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
The Turtles Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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The Wailers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
The Wailers Pop music, Ska, Rock music

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Reel Big Fish is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Reel Big Fish Ska punk, Third-wave of ska, Ska

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Oysterhead is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Oysterhead Rock music, Neo-psychedelia, Alternative rock

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Eels is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Eels Experimental rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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The Coral Reefer Band is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
The Coral Reefer Band Rock music, Gulf music, Pop music

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Oysterband is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Oysterband Electric folk, Folk rock, Folk punk

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Great White is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Great White Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Blues-rock

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Bear vs. Shark is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Bear vs. Shark Punk rock, Indie rock, Post-hardcore

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Jellyfish is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Jellyfish Pop music, Power pop, Indie rock

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Sea Wolf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Sea Wolf Alternative rock, Indie folk, Indie rock

The Best Rappers Named After Animals

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Hot Tuna is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Hot Tuna Rock music, Acoustic music, Blues

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Country Joe and the Fish is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Country Joe and the Fish Rock music, Folk rock, Acid rock

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The Electric Eels is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
The Electric Eels Punk rock

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Prairie Oyster is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Prairie Oyster Country

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Les Claypool and the Holy Mack... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Les Claypool and the Holy Mackerel Alternative metal, Rock music, Progressive rock

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Freelance Whales is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Freelance Whales Pop music, Pop rock, Indie rock

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Swimming With Dolphins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Swimming With Dolphins Synthpop, Electronica

The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

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Noah and the Whale is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Noah and the Whale Folk rock, Pop rock, Bluegrass

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School of Fish Jangle pop, Alternative rock

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Shark Island is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Shark Island Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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The Sea Hags is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
The Sea Hags Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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King Prawn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
King Prawn Hip hop music, Ska punk, Reggae

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The Octopus Project is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
The Octopus Project Indie pop, Indie, Pop music

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Hello Seahorse! is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Hello Seahorse! Synthpop, Indie, Pop rock

The Best Bands Named After Desert Animals

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Said the Whale is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Said the Whale Rock music, Acoustic music, Indie rock

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Leftover Salmon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Leftover Salmon Rock music, Cajun music, Bluegrass

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Seabear is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Seabear Indie pop, Indie folk

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Lake Trout is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Lake Trout Rock music, Post-rock, Ambient music

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Whale is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Whale Alternative rock

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The Coral is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
The Coral Indie pop, Psychedelic folk, Country pop

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Or, The Whale is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Or, The Whale Americana, Country rock, Country

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Blakfish is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Blakfish Mathcore, Math rock

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The Coral Sea is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
The Coral Sea Indie, Rock music, Art rock