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
Greenland Seal IUCN Red List Trusted
harp seal Anage Data, Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), MarLIN resource, NCBI Taxonomy, NatureServe resource, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Brazilian Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Foca harpa Bruno Marino Trusted

Danish

Name Sources Status
Grønlandssæl uBio Unknown

Dutch

Name Sources Status
Groenlandse zeehond uBio Unknown
Zadelrob World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Finnish

Name Sources Status
Grönlanninhylje Kari Pihlaviita Trusted

French

Name Sources Status
phoque du Groenland Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel, uBio Trusted
Phoque marin uBio Unknown
Phoque à selle uBio Unknown

German

Name Sources Status
Sattelrobbe World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Italian

Name Sources Status
Foca della Groenlandia Renato Agazzi Trusted
Foca di Groenlandia uBio Unknown
Pagophilus groenlandicus Unknown Trusted

Lithuanian

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

Norwegian Bokmål

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

Norwegian Nynorsk

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

Polish

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

Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Foca da Gronelândia uBio Unknown

Russian

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

Slovenian

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

Spanish

Name Sources Status
Foca arpa World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Foca de Groenlandia Unknown, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Foca pía World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Phoca groenlandica Unknown Trusted

Swedish

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

Turkish

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

Ukrainian

Name Sources Status
Тюлень гренландський World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
гренландський тюлень World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

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