Sea Creatures 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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27 7
Blue Öyster Cult is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Rock music, Heavy metal, Stoner rock
2
33 12
Phish is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Rock music, Neo-psychedelia, Jazz fusion
3
12 3
Fish is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Karl Whitmore added Neo-progressive rock, Progressive rock
4
12 6
The Wailers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Pop music, Ska, Rock music
5
9 5
Reel Big Fish is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Ska punk, Third-wave of ska, Ska
6
10 8
Hootie & the Blowfish is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music
7
2 0
Giant Squid is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Pedro Marques added Doom metal, Post-metal, Progressive metal
8
9 8
The Turtles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop
9
8 7
Great White is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Blues-rock
10
5 4
Oysterhead is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Rock music, Neo-psychedelia, Alternative rock
11
1 0
Squalus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Pedro Marques added
12
5 6
Sea Wolf is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Alternative rock, Indie folk, Indie rock
13
4 5
The Electric Eels is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Punk rock
14
3 4
Said the Whale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Rock music, Acoustic music, Indie rock
15
5 7
Hot Tuna is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Rock music, Acoustic music, Blues
16
5 7
Country Joe and the Fish is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Rock music, Folk rock, Acid rock
17
4 6
Jellyfish is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Pop music, Power pop, Indie rock
18
4 6
Bear vs. Shark is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Punk rock, Indie rock, Post-hardcore
19
5 8
Eels is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Experimental rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock
20
2 5
Leftover Salmon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Rock music, Cajun music, Bluegrass
21
2 5
Lake Trout is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Rock music, Post-rock, Ambient music
22
2 5
Oysterband is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Electric folk, Folk rock, Folk punk
23
2 5
Prairie Oyster is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Country
24
2 5
The Sea Hags is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
25
1 4
Whale is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Named After Sea Animals
Alternative rock