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
finback whales NCBI Taxonomy Trusted
Finner whales uBio Unknown
Rorqual Paleobiology Database Trusted
rorquals Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), NCBI Taxonomy, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted


Name Sources Status
须鲸科 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted


Name Sources Status
Vinvissen World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted


Name Sources Status
Uurteisvalaat Kari Pihlaviita Trusted

Norwegian Bokmål

Name Sources Status
finnhvalfamilien World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Norwegian Nynorsk

Name Sources Status
finnkvalfamilien World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted


Name Sources Status
fenvalar World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted


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