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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11 1
Boops boops is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Boops boops

2
7 1
Torpedo torpedo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Torpedo torpedo

3
8 2
Chaca chaca is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Chaca chaca

4
8 2
Banjos banjos is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Banjos banjos

5
5 0
Zebrus zebrus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Zebrus zebrus

6
6 1
Butis butis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Butis butis

7
6 1
Anguilla anguilla is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Anguilla anguilla

8
7 2
Mola mola is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Mola mola

9
5 1
Anableps anableps is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Anableps anableps

10
4 0
Gagata gagata is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Gagata gagata

11
4 0
Rama rama is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Rama rama

12
5 2
Vimba vimba is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Vimba vimba

13
4 1
Catla catla is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Catla catla

14
4 1
Dario dario is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Dario dario

15
4 1
Hippocampus hippocampus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Hippocampus hippocampus

16
4 1
Chromis chromis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Chromis chromis

17
3 0
Devario devario is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Devario devario

18
3 0
Rita rita is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Rita rita

19
3 0
Solea solea is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Solea solea

20
3 0
Rhinobatos rhinobatos is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Rhinobatos rhinobatos

21
4 2
Badis badis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Badis badis

22
4 2
Pungitius pungitius is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Pungitius pungitius

23
4 2
Hucho hucho is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Hucho hucho

24
3 1
Conta conta is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Conta conta

25
3 1
Chanos chanos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Funny Fish Tautonyms
Chanos chanos