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Animals that Start with S

Name these animals that start with the letter S.
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Last updated: September 21, 2018
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Clue
Animal
What the ugly duckling was
Swan
Baby-delivering bird
Stork
Largest type of freshwater fish;
its eggs are sold as caviar
Sturgeon
Slithering reptile
Snake
Nut-hiding rodent
Squirrel
Male deer
Stag
Prawn
Shrimp
Eight-legged insect eater
Spider
What shepherds herd
Sheep
Female pig
Sow
Arachnid with two claws and a
venomous tail stinger
Scorpion
Pepé Le Pew was one
Skunk
Clue
Animal
Relative of octopuses and cuttlefish
Squid
Animal that killed the Crocodile Hunter
Stingray
Antelope namesake of South African rugby
Springbok
Varieties include mako, nurse and hammerhead
Shark
"Lazy" animal of Central and South America
Sloth
Subtypes include sea lions and walruses
Seal
Speedy fish with a very sharp bill
Swordfish
Slimy, slow-moving, shelled mollusk
Snail
The above without a shell
Slug
Small fish species where
males get "pregnant"
Seahorse
Amphibian with a lizard-like appearance
Salamander
Popular food fish with pink flesh
Salmon
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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 44
Jun 22, 2013
Maybe try looking things up before you post stuff, kcd317...
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level 50
Jul 29, 2018
It doesn’t matter how you pronounce the word though, the bird is called a stork.
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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 82
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 70
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 49
Jun 22, 2013
Octopuses? Seriously? Need I point out the error here?
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level 62
Feb 15, 2019
There is no error here. The plural of Octopus (in English) is Octopuses. If you want a non-English response, yes, it's Octopedes - because it comes from Greek. But, I bet you're one of those hypercorrectors who say Octopi as though the word comes from Latin. Either way, you're wrong and the Quizmaster is correct.
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level 51
Feb 15, 2019
The plural of 'octopus' is 'octopuses'
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level 64
Feb 15, 2019
The pluralisation that would be consistent with the words Greek roots would be Octopodes, not Octopedes.
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level 75
Feb 15, 2019
The Oxford English Dictionary lists "octopi" as an acceptable plural.
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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 75
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 62
Feb 15, 2019
Only the naughty ones who don't eat their veges.
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level 24
Jul 4, 2013
Lots of aquatic creatures, I noticed.
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level 64
Jan 31, 2014
Sailfish and spearfish should both be accepted for "speedy fish with a very sharp bill."
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level 27
Apr 6, 2014
3 minutes left, couldn't find Springbok
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level 48
Jun 20, 2014
Couldn't Snapper work for pink food fish?
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level 65
Dec 7, 2015
Snapper has white flesh...so no
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level 79
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 75
Sep 1, 2014
One more vote for sailfish. It's the only one I thought of.
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level 76
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 43
Dec 7, 2015
The Ugly Duckling was a baby swan (hence the "ling", known as a cygnet or swanling.
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level 71
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 31
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 28
Feb 15, 2019
Yes it is duh
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level 65
Dec 8, 2015
Didn't know seahorses were fish!
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level 68
Jan 2, 2016
Did you think they were horses
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level 67
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 49
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 75
Jul 29, 2018
Sika is a species of deer native to eastern Asia, also known as Japanese deer or spotted deer. They were introduced, and have become well established, in many other places around the world, including several east coast and mid-western states of the US.
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level 66
Dec 18, 2016
Shrimp and prawn are not the same thing.
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level ∞
Jun 7, 2018
From Wikipedia: The terms shrimp and prawn themselves lack scientific standing. Over the years, the way shrimp and prawn are used has changed, and nowadays the terms are almost interchangeable.
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level 31
Oct 24, 2017
So, really, 6% don't know that shepherds are literally that, sheep herders ??? sheesh !!!
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level 59
Jan 15, 2018
Never heard of Pepe Le Pew. Should have guessed though.
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level 75
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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level 75
Jun 3, 2018
Anyone who hasn't seen a video of a male seahorse ejecting it's babies into the water should look it up. It's pretty wild.
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level 44
Jan 10, 2019
Female pig can also be a swine
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level 64
Feb 15, 2019
I need defintely need a rest! I didn't get the stork because when I read the description I thought of a bird who gives birth to its babies (instead of laying eggs).
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level 42
Feb 15, 2019
It's fun to say octopi!
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level 34
Feb 16, 2019
Sea lions and walruses are NOT subtypes of seal. They are relatives, but definitely not seals themselves.