25 Funny/Stupid Names of Animals

1Dik-dik

It is a small antelope that lives in the bushlands of eastern and southern Africa. They are named such due to similar sounding alarm calls of the females.


2Mountain Chicken

It is not a chicken. It is a frog. It is commonly known as the giant ditch frog and is found in Caribbean Islands, but locally, it is known as the mountain chicken for its large size and the fact that it is hunted for food.


3Agra cadabra

Agra cadabra is a type of ground beetle.


4Aploparaksis turdi

It is a type of tapeworm found in where else, in feces.


5Spiny lumpsucker

It is a type of marine fish most commonly found in the North Pacific Ocean. The “sucker” part refers to the fish’s modified pelvic fins, which have evolved into adhesive discs that the fish uses to adhere to the substrate. There are many species of spiny lumpsucker fishes. One of them, in particular, is spicular-spiny pimpled lumpsucker.



6Tasseled wobbegong

Though it sounds more like a British insult, it’s a type of carpet shark that is found in the shallow coral reefs off northern Australia.


7Slippery dick

It is a species of wrasse (a marine fish) native to the Atlantic Ocean. Most wrasses have silly names.


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8Sarcastic fringehead

It is a small but ferocious fish which has a large mouth and aggressive territorial behavior, for which it has been given its name. When two fringeheads have a territorial battle, they wrestle by pressing their distended mouths against each other, as if they were kissing. This allows them to determine which is the larger fish, which establishes dominance.


9Sparklemuffin

In 2015, two gorgeous new species of peacock spiders nicknamed “Skeletorus” and “Sparklemuffin” were discovered in Australia. Sparklemuffin was named such due to bluish and reddish stripes on its abdomen.


10Yellow-bellied sapsucker

Though it sounds like a Shakespearean insult, it is a medium-sized woodpecker found in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Like other sapsuckers, these birds drill holes in trees and eat the sap and insects drawn to it. They may also pick insects from tree trunks or catch them in flight. They also eat fruit and berries.

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