Slimehead Anyone? 10 Fish Fished More After a Name Change (Slideshow)


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Sometimes a name change can be a good thing (just ask Walter Willison, Jennifer Anastassakis, or Caryn Johnson, who you know as Bruce Willis, Jennifer Aniston, and Whoopi Goldberg). But for these fish, a new name meant new popularity -- and an increased danger of being overfished.

Would slimeheads, mudbugs, hogs, and whore's eggs stayed peacefully abundant under the water if they hadn't had their identities stolen? Click on to see other weirdly-named fish you've been eating...

Tags: Endangered Species | Fish | Oceans

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