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
Bagwhale uBio Unknown
Bay whale uBio Unknown
Common minke whale Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), NatureServe resource, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Davidson's whale uBio Unknown
dwarf minke whale Undersea Production test 2 Trusted
dwarf minke whale (in Southern Hemisphere) uBio Unknown
Least rorqual uBio Unknown
Lesser finback uBio Unknown
Lesser rorqual NCBI Taxonomy, uBio Trusted
Little piked whale uBio Unknown
minke whale C. Michael Hogan, Anage Data, Conabio, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), MarLIN resource, NCBI Taxonomy, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, Undersea Production test 2, uBio Trusted
Northern hemisphere minke whale Monthly ARKive text import , uBio Trusted
northern minke whale Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Piked whale uBio Unknown
Pikehead whale uBio Unknown
Pikeheaded whale uBio Unknown
Pikewhale uBio Unknown
Sharp headed finner whale uBio Unknown
Sharp-headed finner whale uBio Unknown
Sprat whale uBio Unknown
Summer whale uBio Unknown

Chinese

Name Sources Status
小鰛鲸 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted

Chinese (Simplified)

Name Sources Status
小鰛鲸 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Mammalia Trusted

Czech

Name Sources Status
mink uBio Unknown
Minke uBio Unknown
plejtvák malý uBio Unknown
plejtvák ostronosý uBio Unknown
Plejtvák stikovity uBio Unknown
plejtvák stikovitý uBio Unknown
štikohlavý uBio Unknown
štikovitý uBio Unknown

Danish

Name Sources Status
sildepisker uBio Unknown
Sildeskiper uBio Unknown
Vågehval uBio Unknown

Dutch

Name Sources Status
Dvergvinvis uBio Unknown
Dvergvinvisch uBio Unknown
Dwergvinvis uBio Unknown

Finnish

Name Sources Status
Lahtivalas Kari Pihlaviita Trusted

French

Name Sources Status
baleine d'été uBio Unknown
Baleine de Minke, Rorqual à museau pointu, Petit Rorqual Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Trusted
Baleine d’ete uBio Unknown
Baleine á bec uBio Unknown
Baleinoptère à museau pointu uBio Unknown
petit rorqual Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Rorqual à museau pointu uBio Unknown
Rorqual à rostre uBio Unknown

German

Name Sources Status
Zwergwal uBio Unknown

Italian

Name Sources Status
Balena minore uBio Unknown
Balenottera rostrata Renato Agazzi, uBio Trusted

Japanese

Name Sources Status
Cupocaru uBio Unknown
Koiwashi kujira uBio Unknown
kupokaru uBio Unknown
Minku uBio Unknown

Norwegian

Name Sources Status
Minkehval uBio Unknown
Minkies hval uBio Unknown
Rebbehval uBio Unknown
Vaagehval uBio Unknown
Vaaghval uBio Unknown
Vagehval uBio Unknown

Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Baleia anã uBio Unknown

Russian

Name Sources Status
Karlikovyi polosatik uBio Unknown
malyi polosatika uBio Unknown
Malyi Polosatika kit uBio Unknown
Minke uBio Unknown
Ostrogolovyi polosatik uBio Unknown
Ostromordyi polosatik uBio Unknown
Zalivov uBio Unknown

Spanish

Name Sources Status
ballena emana uBio Unknown
Ballena enana uBio Unknown
Ballena menor Conabio, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Ballena minke Conabio, uBio Trusted
Ballenato uBio Unknown
Rorcual aliblanco Conabio, uBio Trusted
Rorcual menor uBio Unknown
rorcual minke Conabio Trusted
rorqual pequeño uBio Unknown

Swedish

Name Sources Status
Spetsnäbbad finnfisk uBio Unknown
Vikarehval uBio Unknown
Vikval uBio Unknown
Vinkhval uBio Unknown
vinkval uBio Unknown

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