As part of an effort to save endangered species, a British zoo has now begun displaying the scrotum frog, named from their saggy folds of excess skin used to absorb oxygen in deep water. Poor scrotum frog. Here are 5 terrible animal names that are still preferable to scrotum frog.
1 Spiny Lumpsucker
These fish are spiny and lumpy. Imagine a football with spikes on it. They have a wide mouth, huge lips and protruding eyes, like a caricature of Big Ange.
2 Goblin Shark
Goblin sharks don’t guard a bridge and ask riddles like their land-dwelling counterparts. Instead, they patrol the deep seas, and troll for smaller fish to ambush and devour with nail-like teeth. Stay under continental slopes, please!
3 Ice Cream Cone Worm
Sounds appetizing, but these monsters create their own transparent exoskeleton out of sediment, exposing their organs, blood and veins. Yummy!
4 Raspberry Crazy Ant
This isn’t my kooky Auntie Rasberry. These are insects originating from South Africa that have become an invasive species in the Southern United States.
The Hellbender sounds like a part of a hardcore biker gang, but unfortunately they’re just the largest amphibian in North America. Herpetologists think the name is derived from the salamander’s almost 3 foot long frame, causing it to resemble “a creature from hell… bent on returning,” reminiscent of “horrible tortures of the infernal regions.” Scary indeed.