Animals with the most ridiculous names
Spiny lumpsucker: Members of the Cyclopteridae family are known as "lumpsuckers" because of their spherical shape.
One of the strangest-looking fish in the sea, it has bright red lips and pectoral fins that resemble bat wings.
Fried egg jellyfish:
The fried egg jellyfish gets its name from a strong resemblance to a fried egg served sunny side up.
The leafy seadragon is known for its close resemblance to the mythical serpentine dragons. It can be found along the southern coast of Australia.
The shoebill is a large wading bird, found in tropical East Africa. They're known for their long, curved beaks and their distinctive call.
Screaming hairy armadillo:
The "screaming" part refers to its tendency to loudly squeal when threatened by predators.
Pleasing fungus beetle:
They're named after their habit of feeding on fungus, and some have gained notoriety as significant pests.
Wunderpus photogenicus: is the scientific name for the wunderpus octopus, which alludes to its appearance.
Chicken turtle: Living in the southeastern US, the chicken turtle used to be a popular source of meat. It supposedly tasted like chicken, which led to its name.
The common cockchafer is a type of flying beetle found in Europe and North America.
Hummingbird hawk-moth: This moth is named after two birds, but it resembles a hummingbird far more than a hawk.
Found in Australia and New Guinea, the frilled-necked lizard is named after the large frill around its neck.