Many people know organisms only by the common names, or "vernacular" names. Unlike scientific names, common names are almost always different for speakers of different languages. They may also vary regionally within a language. This tab shows all the common names provided to EOL for this organism from a variety of providers, including EOL curators. Currently we can only set one preferred common name per language on a given EOL page, but all the names should be searchable.

Common names listed by language

Preferred marks the preferred name for each language.

English

Name Sources Status
basking shark Anage Data, Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland Resource, FishBase, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Leo Shapiro, MarLIN resource, Monthly ARKive text import , NatureServe resource, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Basking tresher FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Bone shark FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Elephant shark FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Hoe-mother FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Shark FishBase, STRI Neotropical Fishes, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Sun-fish FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Sunfish FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Afrikaans

Name Sources Status
Koesterhaai FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Albanian

Name Sources Status
Peshkagen shtegtar FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Peshkaqen shtegtar FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
peshkaqeni gjigant FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted

Arabic

Name Sources Status
Kalb FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Breton

Name Sources Status
pirc'hirin uBio Unknown

Catalan

Name Sources Status
Pelegrí Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Chinese

Name Sources Status
姥鲨 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
象鮫 uBio Unknown

Corsican

Name Sources Status
Cagnaccia FishBase Trusted

Croatian

Name Sources Status
Psina golema FishBase, uBio Trusted
Psina gorostasna FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Suncani pas FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Sunčani pas uBio Unknown

Danish

Name Sources Status
Brugde FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Dutch

Name Sources Status
reuzehaai Unknown, uBio Trusted
Reuzenhaai Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Faroese

Name Sources Status
Brugda FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Finnish

Name Sources Status
Jättiläishai Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

French

Name Sources Status
Flaneur Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pelerin IUCN Red List, uBio Trusted
Poisson à voiles Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pèlerin Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
pëlerin uBio Unknown
Religieuse Unknown, uBio Trusted
Requin FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Requin pèlerin Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel, uBio Trusted
Requin pélerin Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
requin-pèlerin uBio Unknown
Squale géant Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Squale pèlerin uBio Unknown
Squale pélerin Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
squale-pelèrin uBio Unknown
Éléphant de mer Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, Unknown, uBio Trusted

German

Name Sources Status
Mandelhai FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Reuzenhai FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
Riesenhai FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Greek

Name Sources Status
Saparnasm Skylopsaro uBio Unknown
Sapounas uBio Unknown
Καρχαρίας uBio Unknown
Παπάς uBio Unknown
Σαπουνάς uBio Unknown
Σκυλόψαρο uBio Unknown

Hebrew

Name Sources Status
Karish anak FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Hungarian

Name Sources Status
Óriáscápa Ágoston Deák Trusted

Icelandic

Name Sources Status
Beinhákarl Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Irish

Name Sources Status
An liamhán gréine uBio Unknown

Italian

Name Sources Status
Cagna FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
can FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Canisca FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Elefante FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
Imbestino FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Mmistinu FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pesce elefante FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pesce pappagallo FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pisci sceccu FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Squalo elefante FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Squalo gigante FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Squalo pellegrino FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Squalo rostrato FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Japanese

Name Sources Status
Ubazame FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Korean

Name Sources Status
돌묵상어 FishBase Trusted
돌묵상어 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Maltese

Name Sources Status
Gabdoll FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Gobdoll FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pixxitonnu FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Mandarin Chinese

Name Sources Status
姥鯊 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
姥鲨 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
象沙 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
象鮫 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
象鲛 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Maori

Name Sources Status
Reremai FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Norwegian

Name Sources Status
Brugde FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Polish

Name Sources Status
Dlugoszpar FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
Dlugoszpar a. rekin gigantyczny uBio Unknown
Rekin gigantyczny FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
Rekin olbrzymi FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted

Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Albafar FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Cação-peregrino-argentino Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Frade FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Peixe frade FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Peixe-carago FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Peixe-frade FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Peregrino FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Relengueiro FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
tubarâo-frade Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Tubarão frade Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Tubarão-frade Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Tubarão-peregrino Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Russian

Name Sources Status
Акула гигантская FishBase Trusted
Акула гиг Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
Акула гигантская uBio Unknown
Гигантская акула Unknown Trusted

Serbian

Name Sources Status
Pzina golema FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted

Spanish

Name Sources Status
Cetorhinus maximus Unknown Trusted
Colayo FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Marrajo ballenato FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Marrajo gigante FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Peje vaca FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Peregrino FishBase, IUCN Red List, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pez elefante FishBase, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
tiburón ballena Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Tiburón canasta Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Tiburón peregrino Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Swedish

Name Sources Status
Brugd FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Turkish

Name Sources Status
Büyük camgöz Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Büyükcamgöz baligi Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Büyükcamgöz balığı uBio Unknown

Welsh

Name Sources Status
heulgi FishBase Trusted

繁體中文

Name Sources Status
象鯊 The Fish Database of Taiwan Trusted

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