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 Geoduck

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

5 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

6 Tarantula Hawk Tarantula Hawk
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.
8 Starfish Starfish
9 Jellyfish Jellyfish

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

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, ...read 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. ...read 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

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

14 Ladybug Ladybug

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

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