Top Ten Most Misleading Animal Names

Some animal names just don't really describe the animals. In other words, misleading

The Top Ten

1 Mountain Chicken

GradeAUnderA anyone?

2 Guinea Pig Guinea Pig The guinea pig, also called the cavy or domestic guinea pig, is a species of rodent belonging to the family Caviidae and the genus Cavia.

Well done, thank you! This South American rodent is properly called a "cavy". They have cavy shows, often in conjunction with rabbit shows. - Crwth

Their from brazil not guinea and there not pigs but they squeal like pigs - Toptenanimallovers

Haha, yeah, so misleading. This list is funny yet informative. I like it. - Metal_Treasure

3 Red Panda Red Panda The red panda (Ailurus fulgens), or also known as the red bear-cat or the red cat-bear, is a mammal native to the Eastern Himalayas and Southwestern China. Despite having the word "panda" in its name, it's not a panda. It's closely related to raccoons

It's not panda. It's not related to pandas either. It's related to raccoons - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

4 Geoduck
5 Tarantula Hawk Tarantula Hawk
6 Black Mamba Black Mamba

It's actually a brown colored snake. It's labeled 'black' because the inside of it's mouth is inky black.

7 Killer Whale Killer Whale The killer whale or orca is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family, of which it is the largest member.

Actually their very deadly in the wild their he lions of the sea people may say sharks but sharks are like hyenas though - Toptenanimallovers

8 Starfish Starfish Starfish or sea stars are star-shaped echinoderms belonging to the class Asteroidea. Common usage frequently finds these names being also applied to ophiuroids, which are correctly referred to as brittle stars or "basket stars".

It's not a fish. Also, sometimes, it doesn't look like a star. - Cyri

9 Jellyfish Jellyfish
10 Prairie Dog Prairie Dog Despite the name, they are not canines. Prairie dogs (genus Cynomys) are herbivorous burrowing rodents native to the grasslands of North America. The five species are: black-tailed, white-tailed, Gunnison's, Utah, and Mexican prairie dogs. They are a type of ground squirrel, found in the United States, more.

It's a rodent - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Cuttlefish Cuttlefish Cuttlefish are marine animals belonging to the class Cephalopoda, which also includes squids, octopuses, and nautiluses. Despite their name, cuttlefish are not fish but mollusks. more.
12 Great White Shark Great White Shark The great white shark, also known as the great white, white pointer, white shark, or white death, is a species of large lamniform shark which can be found in the coastal surface waters of all the major oceans.
13 Horned Toad
14 Ladybug Ladybug
15 Great Tit Great Tit

"Bearded Tit" is even worse... - Rocko

16 Mongoose Mongoose

Not a goose - thomwim

17 Firefly
18 Antlion
19 Tiger Shark Tiger Shark The tiger shark is a species of requiem shark and the only extant member of the genus Galeocerdo. It is a large macropredator, capable of attaining a length over 5 m. Populations are found in many tropical and temperate waters, especially around central Pacific islands.
20 Spider Monkey
21 Coypu
22 Horned Lizard Horned Lizard
23 Mantis Shrimp Mantis Shrimp The mantis shrimp, or stomatopod, is a type of marine crustacean of the order Stomatopoda. Most species can grow to around 10 centimetres in length, though a few species reach up to 38 cm.
24 Sea Pig Sea Pig Scotoplanes, commonly known as the sea pig, is a genus of deep-sea holothurian echinoderm of the family Elpidiidae, order Elasipodida.
25 Seahorse Seahorse Seahorse is the name given to 54 species of small marine fishes in the genus Hippocampus. "Hippocampus" comes from the Ancient Greek word hippos meaning "horse" and kampos meaning "sea monster".
26 King Cobra King Cobra The king cobra is an elapid found predominantly in forests from India through Southeast Asia. more.
27 Flying Buttocks Flying Buttocks

I think you can guess...

28 Sea Cucumber Sea Cucumber
29 Horseshoe Crab
30 Wombat Wombat

No relation to the bat. - thomwim

31 Australian Shepherd Australian Shepherd
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