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
sea daisy EOL hotlist Scratchpad Trusted
sea stars Dana Campbell, EOL hotlist Scratchpad, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), NCBI Taxonomy, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
sea stars and starfishes Unknown, uBio Trusted
Starfish EOL hotlist Scratchpad, NCBI Taxonomy, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
starfishes Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), NCBI Taxonomy, uBio Trusted

Brazilian Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Estrela-do-mar Bruno Marino Trusted

Dutch

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

Finnish

Name Sources Status
Meritähdet Kari Pihlaviita Trusted

French

Name Sources Status
astéries EOL hotlist Scratchpad, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
stelléridés Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), uBio Trusted
Ètoiles de mer Unknown, uBio Trusted
étoiles de mer EOL hotlist Scratchpad, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

German

Name Sources Status
Seesterne EOL hotlist Scratchpad, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Japanese

Name Sources Status
hitode (ヒトデ) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Korean

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

Portuguese

Name Sources Status
estrela do mar Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), uBio Trusted
Estrela-do-mar Unknown Trusted

Spanish

Name Sources Status
Estrella de mar EOL hotlist Scratchpad, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Swedish

Name Sources Status
Sjöstjärnor EOL hotlist Scratchpad, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

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