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Funny Fish Tautonyms

Updated November 15, 2018 955 votes 62 voters 1.9k 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.

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  • Boops boops1
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    5

    Boops boops

  • Anableps anableps2
    21
    4

    Anableps anableps

  • Dario dario3
    19
    2

    Dario dario

  • Rama rama4
    16
    1

    Rama rama

  • Rita rita5
    16
    2

    Rita rita

  • Mola mola6
    17
    5

    Mola mola

  • Devario devario7
    13
    1

    Devario devario

  • Banjos banjos8
    18
    8

    Banjos banjos

  • Butis butis9
    15
    5

    Butis butis

  • Zebrus zebrus 10
    11
    1

    Zebrus zebrus

  • Hucho hucho11
    14
    5

    Hucho hucho

  • Gagata gagata12
    11
    2

    Gagata gagata

  • Torpedo torpedo13
    20
    13

    Torpedo torpedo

  • Brama brama14
    13
    5

    Brama brama

  • Anguilla anguilla15
    11
    4

    Anguilla anguilla

  • Hippocampus hippocampus16
    10
    2

    Hippocampus hippocampus

  • Chromis chromis17
    13
    6

    Chromis chromis

  • Chanos chanos18
    10
    4

    Chanos chanos

  • Conta conta19
    10
    4

    Conta conta

  • Myaka myaka20
    10
    4

    Myaka myaka

  • Catla catla21
    10
    5

    Catla catla

  • Vimba vimba22
    10
    5

    Vimba vimba

  • Pungitius pungitius23
    9
    5

    Pungitius pungitius

  • Tandanus tandanus24
    8
    4

    Tandanus tandanus

  • Rhinobatos rhinobatos25
    6
    2

    Rhinobatos rhinobatos