Names 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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Boops boops is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Boops boops

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Chaca chaca is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Chaca chaca

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Torpedo torpedo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Torpedo torpedo

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Banjos banjos is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Banjos banjos

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Zebrus zebrus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Zebrus zebrus

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Anguilla anguilla is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Anguilla anguilla

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Butis butis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Butis butis

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Mola mola is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Mola mola

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Anableps anableps is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Anableps anableps

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Gagata gagata is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Gagata gagata

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Rama rama is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Rama rama

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Vimba vimba is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Vimba vimba

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Hippocampus hippocampus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Hippocampus hippocampus

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Chromis chromis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Chromis chromis

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Dario dario is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Dario dario

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Catla catla is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Catla catla

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Devario devario is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Devario devario

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Rhinobatos rhinobatos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Rhinobatos rhinobatos

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Rita rita is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Rita rita

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Solea solea is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Solea solea

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Pungitius pungitius is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Pungitius pungitius

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Badis badis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Badis badis

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Hucho hucho is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Hucho hucho

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Hippoglossus hippoglossus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Hippoglossus hippoglossus

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Sphyraena sphyraena is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Sphyraena sphyraena

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Molva molva is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Molva molva

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Bagre bagre is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Bagre bagre

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Gonorynchus gonorynchus is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Gonorynchus gonorynchus

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Brama brama is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Brama brama

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Histrio histrio is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Histrio histrio

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Lagocephalus lagocephalus is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Lagocephalus lagocephalus

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Pristis pristis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Pristis pristis

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Myaka myaka is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Myaka myaka

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Hara hara is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Hara hara

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Squatina squatina is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Squatina squatina

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Tandanus tandanus is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Tandanus tandanus

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Spinachia spinachia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Spinachia spinachia

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Barbus barbus is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Barbus barbus

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Chanos chanos is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Chanos chanos

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Conta conta is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Conta conta

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Rutilus rutilus is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Rutilus rutilus

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Carassius carassius is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Carassius carassius

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Capoeta capoeta is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Capoeta capoeta

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Dentex dentex is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Dentex dentex

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Pseudobagarius pseudobagarius is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Pseudobagarius pseudobagarius

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Phoxinus phoxinus is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Phoxinus phoxinus

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Oplopomus oplopomus is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Oplopomus oplopomus

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Calamus calamus is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Calamus calamus

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Sarda sarda is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Sarda sarda

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Aspredo aspredo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Aspredo aspredo