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Animals that Start with S

Name these animals that start with the letter S.
  • This quiz is not based on scientific taxonomy!
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Jan 16, 2015
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Clue
Animal
What the ugly duckling was
Baby-delivering bird
Its eggs are caviar
Slithering reptile
Nut-hiding rodent
Male deer
Prawn
Eight-legged insect eater
What shepherds herd
Female pig
Arachnid with two claws and a
venomous tail stinger
Pepé Le Pew was one
Clue
Animal
Relative of octopuses and cuttlefish
Animal that killed the Crocodile Hunter
Antelope namesake of South African rugby
Varieties include mako, nurse and hammerhead
"Lazy" animal of Central and South America
Subtypes include sea lions and walruses
Speedy fish with a very sharp bill
Slimy, slow-moving, shelled mollusk
The above without a shell
Small fish species where
males get "pregnant"
Amphibian with a lizard-like appearance
Popular food fish with pink flesh
Answer Stats
Clue
Animal
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level 3
Nov 19, 2012
a baby delivering bird is stalk and technically caviar is any fish's eggs
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level 14
Apr 27, 2013
A baby delivering bird is a stork.
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level 44
Jun 22, 2013
Maybe try looking things up before you post stuff, kcd317...
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level 59
Jun 23, 2013
@kcd317, I'm not sure that there's any bird, real or mythical, called a "stalk". But there is definitely a common legend about storks delivering babies. Also, caviar is not just any fish's eggs, but a dish that can be made from the eggs of a particular clade of fish. CDobs85's advice is good (for anyone, incidentally, not just you in particular).
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level 54
Aug 3, 2013
Perhaps kcd317 is from Boston where stork could sound like stalk :)
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level 29
Apr 15, 2014
Caviar comes from sturgeons. Eggs from any old kind of fish is "roe".
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level 53
Jun 20, 2014
It's not just Boston where "stalk" and "stork" are homophones. All non-rhotic english speakers say it that way.
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level 1
Dec 15, 2015
wow. one to criticize there huh, bud?
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level 59
Apr 3, 2013
"Speedy fish with a very sharp bill" could also include "sailfish." And kcd317, all fish eggs are roe, but only sturgeon and paddlefish (Family Acipenseriformes) eggs are caviar.
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level 79
May 14, 2013
That is true according to the UN's food and agriculture branch, but roe from steelhead, salmon, trout, and whitefish is often labeled as caviar as well.
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level 68
Jun 22, 2013
Yeah I bought some of those at a Russian deli. The dye ran off when I took it out of the jar: I got what I paid for.
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level 23
Jun 22, 2013
I agree with Rangifer that "Speedy fish with a very sharp bill" can also be sailfish
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level 42
Nov 16, 2014
True that.
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level ∞
Jan 16, 2015
Sailfish and spearfish will work now.
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level 48
Jun 22, 2013
Octopuses? Seriously? Need I point out the error here?
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level 30
Jun 22, 2013
"Octopuses" is actually more accurate than "octopi".
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level 65
Aug 10, 2015
Yes, Octopuses or Octopodes are correct although who cares if somebody uses Octopi (sounds like a special recipe)
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level 58
Jun 24, 2013
Maybe the error is your ignorance? You should hang out with kcd317.
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level 24
Jun 27, 2013
TheRingshifter's right. "Octopi" combines Latin and Greek words; "octopuses" is the grammatically better option.
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level 42
Nov 16, 2014
What TheRingshifter and TheGrandLotus said. If there were a grammatically correct plural of "octopus", it would be "octopodes", but when was the last time you heard that? "Octopi" is a portmanteau, and Wikipedia says that although people use it, "as if the word were a Latin second-declension noun, [it] is generally considered incorrect" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octopus#Etymology_and_pluralization).
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level 30
Jun 22, 2013
The only clue I don't like here is "Small fish species where males get "pregnant"", I'm pretty sure loads of species do that.
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level 31
Jun 21, 2014
It is because although females give birth, babies are immediately given to the males who carry them in their pouches and take care of them for months while females hunt and do other things.
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level 29
Jan 8, 2016
But how many start with an S?
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level 40
Jun 22, 2013
So that's where babies come from. I've often wondered.
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level 45
Jun 22, 2013
haha!
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level 13
Feb 9, 2014
Goodness, learn some basic biology. Don't you know that the baby is always delivered in a gender-specific handkerchief while hanging precariously from the beak of this large, white bird?
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level 73
Mar 2, 2017
I was told I was found under a cabbage leaf in the garden. Is that where the stork leaves babies?
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level 24
Jul 4, 2013
Lots of aquatic creatures, I noticed.
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level 62
Jan 31, 2014
Sailfish and spearfish should both be accepted for "speedy fish with a very sharp bill."
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level 28
Apr 6, 2014
3 minutes left, couldn't find Springbok
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level 33
Apr 26, 2014
100% with 3:37 left. Great quiz.
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level 48
Jun 20, 2014
Couldn't Snapper work for pink food fish?
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level 62
Dec 7, 2015
Snapper has white flesh...so no
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level 76
Aug 6, 2014
'Sailfish' should also be an acceptable answer as well as 'Swordfish'. Sailfish can travel at over 100km/h
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level 73
Sep 1, 2014
One more vote for sailfish. It's the only one I thought of.
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level 72
Sep 11, 2014
I tried "skink" for the amphibian one. After looking it up, I realized I was wrong. It's an actual lizard. *sigh*
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level 41
Dec 7, 2015
The Ugly Duckling was a baby swan (hence the "ling", known as a cygnet or swanling.
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level 68
Dec 7, 2015
He had to grow up to realize he was beautiful. So swan is correct rather than cygnet or "swanling"
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level 32
Dec 7, 2015
A stag is NOT a male deer!
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level 44
Dec 7, 2015
What is a stag then? Because it is customary for some large male deer to be called a stag......most people do know the term buck, but stag is also another term for an older, larger male deer.
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level 24
Dec 8, 2015
Yes it is, go look the word up in any dictionary.
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level 53
Dec 7, 2015
Stag! Damn! So obvious. I couldn't call up anything but "hart.". >:(
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level 65
Dec 8, 2015
Didn't know seahorses were fish!
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level 67
Jan 2, 2016
Did you think they were horses
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level 66
Jan 18, 2016
Read the clue "small fish species where males get 'pregnant'" and knew exactly which fish it was (I was picturing it) but could not think of the word "seahorse"
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level 6
Jan 24, 2016
a swine is a female pig, not sow. I guess!
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level 73
Mar 2, 2017
Swine is another name for pigs, similar to bovine for cattle, ovine for sheep, canine for dog, etc. Sow is correct, although a sow is an adult female. A young female pig is a gilt, but that doesn't begin with an s.
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level 48
Nov 17, 2016
Could not think of stag, actually came up with Sika deer which I have no idea what that is but it was floating around in my head lol
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level 64
Dec 18, 2016
Shrimp and prawn are not the same thing.
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level 27
Oct 24, 2017
So, really, 6% don't know that shepherds are literally that, sheep herders ??? sheesh !!!
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level 57
Jan 15, 2018
Never heard of Pepe Le Pew. Should have guessed though.
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level 73
Jan 21, 2018
I thought salmon have salmon-colored flesh. :)
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level 12
Feb 26, 2018
a snail should be: a slug in a crash helmet
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