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
kinorhynchs Leo Shapiro, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), uBio Trusted
kinorynchs NCBI Taxonomy Trusted
Mud Dragon Katja Schulz, Catherine Sutera Trusted
mud dragons NCBI Taxonomy Trusted
Spiny-crown worms Jennifer Hammock, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted


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


Name Sources Status
Okakaulamadot Kari Pihlaviita Trusted
Okapäämadot Kari Pihlaviita Trusted


Name Sources Status
Quinorinches Cédric Valmary Trusted


Name Sources Status
Kinorhyncha Unknown Trusted
quinorrinco Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), uBio Trusted


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