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.


Name Sources Status
Sea Elephant South African Vertebrates Unknown
South atlantic elephant-seal IUCN Red List Trusted
southern elephant seal Anage Data, Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Monthly ARKive text import , NCBI Taxonomy, Phthiraptera, images, South African Vertebrates, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Southern elephant-seal IUCN Red List Trusted
southern sea elephant Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted


Name Sources Status
See-olifant South African Vertebrates Unknown
Suidelike olifantrob South African Vertebrates Unknown

Brazilian Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Elefante-marinho-do-sul Bruno Marino Trusted


Name Sources Status
Zuidelijke zeeolifant uBio Unknown


Name Sources Status
Etelänisohylje Kari Pihlaviita Trusted


Name Sources Status
Eléphant de mer austral Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Trusted


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Südlicher Seeelefant Josefin Stiller Trusted


Name Sources Status
Elefante marino del sur IUCN Red List Trusted


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