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Fishes With Terrestrial-Animal Names

Fishes With Terrestrial-Animal Names

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Arnelle Balane

January 12, 2022
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  1. fishes with terrestrial-animal names

  2. is there a fish named after beaver

  3. beaverfish Amia calva Bowfin, mudfish, mud pike, cypress trout, swamp

    muskie, blackfish, cottonfish, swamp bass, poisson-castor, speckled cat, choupique
  4. is there a fish named after cat

  5. catfish Silurus glanis Named for their prominent barbels, which resemble

    a cat's whiskers
  6. is there a fish named after cow

  7. longhorn cowfish Lactoria cornuta Recognizable by its long horns that

    protrude from the front of its head, like those of a cow or bull
  8. is there a fish named after dog

  9. spiny dogfish Squalus acanthias The name originated from fishermen who

    described these fish as chasing smaller fish in large dog-like “packs”
  10. is there a fish named after donkey

  11. donkeyfish Dermatolepis inermis It is a solitary species which is

    secretive, nervously darting off when it is approached or threatened
  12. is there a fish named after elephant

  13. elephantfish Gnathonemus petersii Possess modifications of their mouthparts to facilitate

    feeding on small invertebrates buried in muddy substrates
  14. is there a fish named after fox

  15. foxfish Name is likely from the misapplied binomial name of

    another fish, as to most eyes this fish bears no resemblance to a fox Bodianus frenchii
  16. is there a fish named after goat

  17. goatfish Named for a pair of whisker-like sensory barbels (or

    goatee) on the lower jaw, which they use to probe for food hidden in sand Upeneichthys lineatus
  18. is there a fish named after horse

  19. horsefish Their dorsal fins look like a horse’s mane Congiopodus

    peruvianus
  20. is there a fish named after leopard

  21. leopardfish Anarhichas minor They have prominent canine-like teeth in the

    front of both jaws, a heavy head with a blunt, rounded snout, small eyes, a long stout body
  22. is there a fish named after lion

  23. lionfish Pterois volitans Long, flowing dorsal spines and wide pectoral

    fins with bright white tips and bold red colors that resemble the regal mane of the male lion
  24. is there a fish named after monkey

  25. pacific monkeyfish Erosa erosa A broad and sturdily built fish

    with a large head and a distinct bump on the nape
  26. is there a fish named after mouse

  27. mickey mouse platy fish Xiphophorus maculatus The Mickey Mouse platy

    boasts a "hidden Mickey" design located near its tail
  28. is there a fish named after panda

  29. panda fish Yaoshania pachychilus Displays black and white stripes when

    small, and black and gold reticulated patterns when grown up
  30. is there a fish named after pig

  31. pigfish Orthopristis chrysoptera Got their name from the chattering/grunting noises

    they create when they are captured
  32. is there a fish named after porcupine

  33. porcupine fish Diodon nichthemerus Got its name from the numerous

    long spines located all over its head and body
  34. is there a fish named after rabbit

  35. golden rabbitfish Siganus guttatus They got their name from their

    snouts that resemble the noses of rabbits
  36. is there a fish named after raccoon

  37. raccoon butterflyfish Chaetodon lunula Got their name from the black

    and white bars on its head that passes through the eyes, making it look like a raccoon's mask
  38. is there a fish named after rat

  39. spotted ratfish Hydrolagus colliei It gets its common name from

    its long, thin tail that early scientists thought resembled a rat's.
  40. is there a fish named after sheep

  41. Named for the way its mouth resembles the muzzle of

    a sheep sheepshead fish Archosargus probatocephalus
  42. is there a fish named after squirrel

  43. It's all in the eyes. Squirrelfish have large, squirrel-like eyes

    that help them see at night longspine squirrelfish Holocentrus rufus
  44. is there a fish named after tiger

  45. Named after their combative character when caught, their fiercely predaceous

    habits, or their appearance siamese tigerfish Datnioides pulcher
  46. is there a fish named after wolf

  47. Got their name from the sharp, protruding teeth it uses

    to feast on lobsters, clams and other shellfish atlantic wolffish Anarhichas lupus
  48. is there a fish named after zebra

  49. Named for the five uniform, pigmented, horizontal, blue stripes on

    the side of the body, which are reminiscent of a zebra's stripes zebrafish Danio rerio