List of Animals with the Weirdest Names

Mention the name of popular animal around the world, and the result will be giraffe, koala, shark, panda, ant, snake, rat and so on. Those are mainstream name of animal. What if I mention aye-aye? axolotl? Or ajolote? Sounds weird and have you ever heard about those animal? As we already know that we live in a big planet called Earth and we live alongside the animals inhabit the other part of our planet. The animal world is still keeping their mystery including the number of animals with the weirdest names. Every year, the scientists are always struggle to find the answer about the secret in animal kingdom. Most of them are made it to found many kinds of new species but the challenge is, they are not classified yet. Most of those animals are named from their first founder, and you will get the information with the list of animal with the weirdest names. Beware for slipped of your tongue, everyone.

1. Ajolote


Ajolote, or Mexican Mole Lizard is a weird lizard which is described as a snake with legs. This lizard has long body shaped like a snake but they have a pair of legs near the head. Not only weird but also they have unique way to walk where they half walk and crawling.

2. Promachoteuthis Sulcus

The reason why this animal’s name is weird comes from the history of their first encounter by human. They are found not on purpose. This animal is related with squid and they have tooth like us, pretty horrifying isn’t it?

3. Piura

Do you believe when I said there’s a rock that bleeds? Yes it is, introducing Piura, with the scientific name Pyura Chilensis, this creature is nearly not moving, and yes it’s an animal not a pile of rock. Piura has a black thick skin and bloody red on it’s flesh. However, this creature is the favorite delicacies especially for Chillean.

4. Slippery Dick

Slippery dick

Slippery Dick or Halichoeres bivitattys. This fish can be discovered in the Atlantic Ocean near the North Carolina, Bermuda and Brazil. It has long body and short tail. Slippery Dick can grow up to 20 cm.

5. Colon rectum

This is kind of insect that can make your skin itchy and red. Colon rectum is the name of little insect firstly founded in 1993 by Melville Harrison Hatch.

6. Agra vation

Agra vation is the name of insect and it’s categorized as Carabidae family. There 40.000 kinds of this species. Agra vation can be discovered with their metallic green on the back of their body and rusted color on its head area. Agra vation is poisonus insect. They can stung you with their venom and it has burning senstation which is disturbing.

7. Aha ha

Aha ha, no I’m not laughing, it’s the name of the next animal. This is one the giant bee ever. An entomologist named Arnold Menke is the first man to discover this creature in 1977. Menke was so excited to found this species and then he yelled spontaneously “Aha!”. Therefore, this bee called Aha ha since then.

8. Monkey

The name of the monkey retrieved in an auction held by Fundesnap. Fundesnap is non-profit organizations who help Madidi National Park. monkey or Callicebus aureipalati has been discovered in Bolivia, specifically at Madidi National Park. This monkey collect a lot of money from the auction and as the result, the name has been given for them since that day.

9. Calponia Harrisonfordi

Feeling familiar with the name? Yes, the animal’s name was taken from the most successful Hollywood actor, Harrison Ford. This spider firstly discovered by Norman I.Platnick in 1993. The spider has been named just like Ford as a token of gratitude for narrating a documentary film entitled with Natural History Museum. This spider is the only member of Calponia genus.

10. Carmenelectra shicisme

If you read it carefully, you will see that it’s Carmen Electra she kiss me, no I’m not kidding, it’s the real name of an animal. The reason why this animal called this way is remain a mystery until now.

11. Oedipus complex

If we looked at the meaning of this Oedipus Complex, we will found out that this is kind of love who gone out of the track. It’s a kind of love for the mother which is over and the person is adored their mother so much. The name is taken for this lungless salamander. It’s called Gamboa Worm and they can be found in South America, Panama, and Colombia

12. Parastiopehcomya stratiosphecomyioides

The name of this animal is truly a nightmare for dyslexia people, even I have to re-spell the name just to make sure that I’m not mistaken the name. This fly is found in India. A scientist named B.Dybowski is the person who gave this fly unique name in 1927. At first, he suggested Gammaracanthuskytodermogammarus loricatobaicalensis for the fly’s name but it was rejected.

13. Pieza Kake

Just like the, there should be no problem to say the name. It’s a Pieza kake. Derived from Greek word means “squeezing”

14. Axolotl

Having problem with spelling the name of this animal? So do I. Axolotl is a kind of salamander and the most interesting about this animal is their ability to regenerate their body parts. They come from lake in Mexico. In 2010 they are nearly extinct due tourbanization and water pollution. The status of this animal is critically endangered.

15. Pleasing Fungus beetle

They usually come in black, red and orange in color. As seen on the name, their mainly feed on mushroom and fungi.

17. Penis Snake

Although it has snake behind the name, but this animal is not a reptile but they are related with toads and salamanders.

18. Ice cream cone worm

This worm lives in cone with shape of ice cream cone. It can grow bigger and the house adapt with the worm itself.

19. Leafy seadragon

They are excellent in imitating the environment around them. This sea horse, at a glance looks similar with the seaweed. They can be located in Australian Ocean and feed on shrimp and the other small molusks.

20. Echidna

This animal is still related with the porcupine family and the amazing things about Echidna is, although they lays their eggs like a reptile but they will carry their offspring in their pouch like a kangaroo. Echidna can be located in Australia, New Guinea and Tasmania.

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