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Funny Fish Tautonyms

Updated November 15, 2018 1.2k votes 94 voters 19k views104 items

List RulesVote 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.