nature Funny Fish Tautonyms  

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List Rules 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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18 1
Boops boops is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Boops boops
2
7 0
Zebrus zebrus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Zebrus zebrus
3
6 0
Rama rama is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Rama rama
4
9 1
Anableps anableps is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Anableps anableps
5
11 3
Banjos banjos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Banjos banjos
6
11 3
Mola mola is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Mola mola
7
9 2
Butis butis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Butis butis
8
7 1
Gagata gagata is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Gagata gagata
9
7 1
Dario dario is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Dario dario
10
8 2
Anguilla anguilla is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Anguilla anguilla
11
8 2
Hucho hucho is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Hucho hucho
12
5 0
Devario devario is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Devario devario
13
6 1
Rita rita is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Rita rita
14
6 1
Hippocampus hippocampus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Hippocampus hippocampus
15
7 2
Vimba vimba is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Vimba vimba
16
10 5
Chaca chaca is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Chaca chaca
17
9 5
Torpedo torpedo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Torpedo torpedo
18
7 3
Badis badis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Badis badis
19
6 2
Pungitius pungitius is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Pungitius pungitius
20
5 2
Brama brama is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Brama brama
21
4 1
Myaka myaka is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Myaka myaka
22
4 1
Conta conta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Conta conta
23
4 1
Chanos chanos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Chanos chanos
24
4 1
Rhinobatos rhinobatos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Rhinobatos rhinobatos
25
5 3
Chromis chromis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Chromis chromis