Top Ten Most Misleading Animal Names

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

The Top Ten

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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

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 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. - eventer51314

5 Geoduck

It's not a duck (nor is it a cross between Geodude and Psyduck). It's a type of clam - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

6 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.
7 Tarantula Hawk Tarantula Hawk
8 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. ...read more.
9 Starfish Starfish
10 Jellyfish Jellyfish

Same thing like starfish, it's not a fish - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

The Contenders

11 Horned Toad

It's not a toad nor is it a frog. It's a lizard. It got its "toad" name because it looks like one - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

12 Ladybug Ladybug

It's not a bug, it's a beetle (similar things, but actually different) - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

13 Firefly
14 Antlion
15 Tiger Shark Tiger Shark
16 Spider Monkey
17 Coypu
18 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.
19 Horned Lizard Horned Lizard
20 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.
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