When it comes to people who are enthusiastic about the aquatic world and aquariums, crustaceans are their favorite. These people love crustaceans for many reasons starting from being low maintenance pets and also to observe the unique personalities of crustaceans.
Crustaceans like shrimps, lobsters, and crabs are famous among these people. The relatively recent addition to this list is the Crayfish.
Crayfish is an invertebrate that is of higher demand in the pet industry. For most aquarium lovers, Crayfish have lately become the favorite among the other crustaceans owing to them being aggressive irrespective of their personality and for their unique personality.
As always, bringing a couple of Crayfish to your aquarium is not a big deal, but the problem lies in finding a name for them.
Naming a pet is tricky because the name has to reflect their personality, and it has to be unique too!
Yeah, we know that the Crayfish isn’t going to come swimming towards you when you call them their name. But you would still have to find the right name for them!
Here, we have compiled a list of 140 cute and funny names for pet crayfish.
10 Good Crayfish Names
When you bring a pet home, you would always want the best for them. You would strive to give them the best care, best shelter, best food, and find them the best names.
Here, we have compiled a list of names for your Crayfish inspired by the famous characters in cartoons and names that suit their personality. Here goes the list!
Horace: Horace is the shrimp in the famous animated movie “The Shark Tale”.
Jacques: Jacques is the shrimp character in the animated movies “Finding Nemo”. Jacques is portrayed as a Shrimp with a French accent which is always busy cleaning tanks.
Tamatoa: Tough not exactly a crayfish, Tamatoa is a giant crustacean in the animated movie The Realm of Monsters. In the movie, Tamatoa is portrayed as the guard to a treasure containing gold.
Hawthorne: Hawthorne is a hermit crab in the animated movie Sherman’s Lagoon. He is known in the movie for is rude and insulting behavior. Shrimps, in general, are found to be aggressive, and hence Hawthorne would suit your Crayfish.
Pincher: Crayfish are known for their aggressiveness and pinch. In fact, not just the Crayfish but all crustaceans pinch.
Crawly: Yeah, crayfishes do not crawl, but if you observe them, you can find that they spend most of the time at the bottom of your aquarium. Hence the name crawly.
Clawson: Similar to all crustaceans, a crayfish’s primary defense is their claws. They use their claws for everything starting from foraging, fighting, digging around, and so on. Hence the name Clawson.
Mr. Chitin: The hard exoskeleton of a Crayfish is primarily composed of a substance called chitin. If you didn’t know, chitin is an important biopolymer found in nature known for their strength.
Burrower: Crayfishes are primarily found to live in burrows on lands close to water bodies. It is interesting to see that they have two openings to their burrows while one opens to the land. The other open to the nearby water body.
Tank: If you have held a crayfish in your hand, you might know how hard their exoskeleton is. They are so hard that they are like the armored tanks in the aquatic world.
10 Funny crayfish names
As said earlier, crayfishes are known for their aggressiveness and unique personalities. They are not like the common pets or fishes you see. These guys are very serious and not fun-loving. But yeah, since they are your pets, you can choose to give them funny names if you want to!
In this article, we have compiled a list of 10 funny names for your Crayfish!
Magikarp: If you are a Pokémon fan, you wouldn’t need an introduction to who Magikarp is. Magikarp is a powerful Pokémon that later evolves into a dragon.
Aqua Man: Since crayfishes are known for their aggressiveness, what if they are the superheroes of the aquatic world? Hence the name Aqua Man.
Crispy: Well, this may sound cruel to you if you are a vegan. But yeah, crayfishes are a delicacy in most of the world, and because of their hard exoskeleton, a cooked crayfish is crispy to eat! Hence the name crispy.
Killer: Though exactly, not a killer, these crayfishes irrespective of their size are always ready for a fight. This can especially be seen if you have other crustaceans in the aquarium.
Bones: Don’t you think Bones can be a funny name for a crayfish known for their hard exoskeleton?
Tyson: Yeah, you guessed it right. This name has been inspired by the legendary boxer Mike Tyson. What better name can you find for a crayfish which is always ready for a fight? A crayfish and Mike Tyson do have aggressiveness in common.
Black Panther: The legendary warrior who is sworn to protect Wakanda as portrayed in the marvel universe. The Black Panther’s power lies in his dress, which is made out of Vibranium (An imaginary metal which is believed to be the strongest metal on earth) similar to how the chitinous exoskeleton of a crayfish protects it.
Moby Dick: Moby Dick is a fictional sperm whale and the antagonist in the world-famous novel written by the American writer Herman Melville. The story is about a sailor who sets off in search of the sperm whale that bit off his leg on his last voyage. Since crayfishes are known for their temperament issues, the name Moby Dick would suit them.
Bruce: Bruce is a great white shark as portrayed in the movie “Finding Nemo.” In the movie, Bruce is the leader of the Fish-friendly sharks’ support group! A shark that does not eat other fishes? Quite bizarre, huh?
Grumpy: If there is one name that can conjure up the character of a crayfish, that would be ‘Grumpy’. These tiny crustaceans are always ready for a fight and can be territorial at times!
20 Male crayfish names
Identifying a male crayfish is relatively easier because they show sexual dimorphism. In this section, we have compiled a list of 20 names for Male Crayfishes.
- Jack Sparrow
- IP Man
20 Female crayfish names
Female crayfishes are relatively smaller than their male counterparts. Being smaller than the males doesn’t mean that they are not aggressive. In fact, a non-reproductive female is found to be more aggressive than males at times.
In this section, we have compiled a list of 20 names for your female Crayfish.
20 Blue crayfish names
Blue crayfishes are stunningly beautiful, and for the very same reason, they are of great demand. Apart from the difference in color, they do not show any difference from the other crayfishes.
But yeah, since you have a rare colored crayfish, you would want a unique name for them, right? Don’t worry; we have you covered.
In this section, we have compiled a list of 20 blue crayfish names.
- Mr. Blue
- Blue Moon
- Blue Man
20 Cute crayfish names
Though crayfishes are known for being aggressive and short-tempered, they still are irresistibly cute. Yeah, but that doesn’t mean that you can take them out and pet them, but yeah, you can give them a cute name. We did some legwork and have come up with 20 cute names for your Crayfish.
20 Cool crayfish names
20 Freshwater crayfish names
Crayfishes are most commonly found in freshwaters except for a few who live in salt or black water. In this section, we have compiled a list of 20 names for freshwater crayfishes.
I hope this article will help you with finding a perfect name for your pet crayfish. Please let us know in the comment section, which name you liked the most.