Animals

Funny Fish Tautonyms

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Vote up the funniest actual zoological tautonyms for fish.

Science doesn't have to be serious, and that definitely shows when it comes to tautonymous fish names. When an animal's genus and species are the same words, it's a gift of taxinomical magic. Which means this list of funny fish names is educational and hilarious.

Tautonym nomenclature for fish is particularly wonderful, delivering species with names like "Boops boops," "Anableps anableps," "Vimba vimba," and a host of other names that are hilariously scientific. Ichthyologists may have to solemnly discuss the perch-like "Banjos banjos," but you get to vote up which tautonym is the funniest fish name.

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  • Torpedo torpedo
    1

    Torpedo torpedo

  • Zebrus zebrus
    2

    Zebrus zebrus

  • Hippocampus hippocampus
    3

    Hippocampus hippocampus

  • Boops boops
    4

    Boops boops

  • Tropheops tropheops
    5

    Tropheops tropheops

  • Rama rama
    6

    Rama rama

  • Pungitius pungitius
    7

    Pungitius pungitius

  • Anableps anableps
    8

    Anableps anableps

  • Dentex dentex
    9

    Dentex dentex

  • Hucho hucho
    10

    Hucho hucho

  • Vimba vimba
    11

    Vimba vimba

  • Oplopomus oplopomus
    12

    Oplopomus oplopomus

  • Trachurus trachurus
    13

    Trachurus trachurus

  • Butis butis
    14

    Butis butis

  • Rhinobatos rhinobatos
    15

    Rhinobatos rhinobatos

  • Gagata gagata
    16

    Gagata gagata

  • Chaca chaca
    17

    Chaca chaca

  • Calamus calamus
    18

    Calamus calamus

  • Mola mola
    19

    Mola mola

  • Badis badis
    20

    Badis badis

  • Anguilla anguilla
    21

    Anguilla anguilla

  • Banjos banjos
    22

    Banjos banjos

  • Pristis pristis
    23

    Pristis pristis

  • Dario dario
    24

    Dario dario

  • Gobio gobio
    25

    Gobio gobio