A picture of a mouse, which begins with the letter m.

Animals That Start With M (Full List)

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We live in an incredible world with so much life. There are dozens of animals for each letter of the alphabet. If you’re searching for animals that start with m, you’re in luck because there are dozens to choose from. 

You might be surprised to discover that meerkats live in mobs or that the mossy frog looks nearly identical to its namesake. It turns out that animals with m starting their names are incredibly fascinating. Check out some of these animals that start with m.

Mammals

  • Macaque
  • Madagascan Fruit Bat
  • Mahogany Glider
  • Maine Coon
  • Malayan Civet
  • Malayan Shrew
  • Malayan Tiger
  • Maltese
  • Manatee
  • Mandrill
  • Maned Wolf
  • Marble Fox
  • Margay
  • Markhor
  • Marmoset
  • Marmot
  • Marsh Deer
  • Marsh Rat
  • Mastiff
  • Meerkat
  • Merriam’s Chipmunk
  • Mexican Wolf
  • Mexican Volcano Mouse
  • Midas Tamarin
  • Mink
  • Minke Whale
  • Mitred Leaf Monkey
  • Mole
  • Mongoose
  • Monkey
  • Monk Seal
  • Moorland Shrew
  • Moose
  • Mottle-Faced Tamarin
  • Mountain Beaver
  • Mountain Lion
  • Mountain Gazelle 
  • Mountain Goat
  • Mountain Gorilla
  • Mountain Sheep
  • Mountain Tree Shrew
  • Mouse
  • Mouse Eared Bat
  • Mouse Deer
  • Muntjac
  • Mule
  • Muisk Vole
  • Musk Ox
  • Muskrat
  • Mustang

Reptiles

  • Madras Spotted Skink
  • Madagascar Tree Boa
  • Mamushi 
  • Mandarin Rat Snake
  • Mangrove Snake
  • Manila Worm Snake
  • Marbled Bloodsucker
  • Marine Iguana
  • Marginated Tortoise
  • Masai Giraffe 
  • Massasauga
  • Meadow Lizard
  • Meso American Slider
  • Mexican Alligator Lizard
  • Mexican Blind Lizard
  • Mexican Bull Snake
  • Mexican Black Kingsnake
  • Mexican Mud Turtle
  • Milk Snake
  • Mimic Glass Lizard 
  • Mindanao Bow-fingered Gecko
  • Mindanao False Gecko
  • Mindoro Forest Dragon
  • Mississippi Map Turtle
  • Moccasin Snake
  • Monitor Lizard
  • Monocled Cobra
  • Montane Garter Snake
  • Mole Snake
  • Mojave Black Collared Lizard
  • Mojave Rattlesnake
  • Morelet’s Crocodile
  • Morocco Cylindrical Skink 
  • Morocco Lizard-fingered Gecko 
  • Morocco Wall Gecko
  • Mountain Viper
  • Mud Snake
  • Mugger Crocodile
  • Musk Turtle

Amphibians

  • Mantella Frog
  • Marbled Salamander
  • Marbled Newt
  • Marine Toad
  • Marsh Frog
  • Mary’s Frog
  • Mascarene Grass Frog
  • Masiliwa Snout-Burrower 
  • Medog Horned Toad
  • Mexican Spadefoot
  • Mindoro Tree Frog
  • Mink Frog
  • Montane Brown Frog
  • Monterey Ensatina 
  • Moor Frog
  • Mossy Frog
  • Mottled Frog
  • Mount Lyell Salamander
  • Mountain Chorus Frog
  • Mountain Toad
  • Mountain Top Nursery Frog
  • Mudpuppy
  • Mud Salamander
  • Multicolored Tree Frog
  • Muscular Salamander
  • Mute Frog
  • Mwanza Frog

Birds

  • Macaw
  • Madtom
  • Macaroni Penguin
  • Madagascar Fish Eagle
  • Madagascar Green Pigeon
  • Madagascar Harrier-Hawk
  • Madagascar Ibis 
  • Madeira Firecrest
  • Magellanic Penguin
  • Magpie
  • Malabar Gray Hornbill 
  • Malabar Trogon
  • Mallard
  • Manakin
  • Mandarin
  • Mangrove Hummingbird
  • Manx Shearwater Bird
  • Marsh Owl
  • Marsh Sandpiper
  • Martial Eagle
  • Marbled Duck
  • Masked Booby
  • Masked Crimson Tanager
  • Masked Finch
  • Masked Finfoot Bird
  • Mealy Parrot
  • Mediterranean Gull
  • Melodious Warbler
  • Merlin
  • Mexican Jay
  • Mikado Pheasant
  • Milky Stork
  • Mistletoebird
  • Mockingbird
  • Moorhen
  • Motmot
  • Mottled Duck
  • Mountain Bluebird
  • Mountain Pygmy-Owl
  • Mountain Zebra
  • Mourning Dove
  • Munia
  • Mute Swan
  • Myna 

Fish

  • Mahi Mahi
  • Marlin
  • Masked Angelfish
  • Madeira Rockfish
  • Magadi Tilapia
  • Magdalena Blenny
  • Magdalena River Stingray
  • Mailed Butterflyfish
  • Majestic Shrimp Goby
  • Malabar Baril 
  • Malabar Sprat
  • Mango Tilapia
  • Mangrove Blenny
  • Mangrove Goby
  • Manyline Perch
  • Manyscaled Flounder
  • Maori Cod
  • Maori Trout
  • Mailed Butterflyfish
  • Mailed Sculpin
  • Maimed Snake Eel
  • Maracaibo Leatherjacket
  • Maracaibo River Stingray
  • Maracaya Pencil Catfish
  • Marble Goby
  • Marblefish
  • Marine Catfish
  • Masked Hamlet
  • Masked Puffer
  • Mediterranean Sand Eel
  • Megrim 
  • Melon Butterflyfish
  • Messina Rockfish
  • Midnight Dottyback
  • Midwater Scorpionfish
  • Milkfish
  • Miller’s Damsel
  • Mimic Toadlet
  • Mimic Poison Frog
  • Mirrorbelly
  • Mobile Dwarf Waterdog
  • Mojarra
  • Molly
  • Mongolian Redfin
  • Monkfish
  • Moonfish
  • Moray Eel
  • Mosshead Prickleback
  • Mossy Sculpin
  • Moth Blenny
  • Mullet

Researching Animals That Start With M

Did your favorite animal with m make the list? If not, don’t worry. All of these creatures are worthy of research. You never know what fantastic things you might find.

Learn more about the animals that begin with other letters in our series of posts on the subject:

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