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
anchovy-eater World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Blue pointer World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Cowshark World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
death shark World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
demon shark World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
great white death World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
great white shark Jeff Holmes, Anage Data, FishBase, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Monthly ARKive text import , NCBI Taxonomy, Paleobiology Database, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
jumping shark World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Man eater Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Man-eater FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Man-eater shark FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Maneater FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Maneater shark Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Mango-taniwha FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Mango-ururoa FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
mudshark World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Shark FishBase, STRI Neotropical Fishes, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Tommy World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
tuna shark World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
uptail World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
White death FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
white death shark World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
White pointer FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
White shark FishBase, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), NCBI Taxonomy, NatureServe resource, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Afrikaans

Name Sources Status
Sarda World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
springhaai World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Witdoodshaai FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
withaai World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Albanian

Name Sources Status
Peshkagen njeringrenes FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Peshkaqen njeringrenes FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
peshkaqen njeringrënës Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Arabic

Name Sources Status
Kalb FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Kalb bahr FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Wahsh FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Brazilian Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Tubarão-branco Marcelo Carrion Trusted

Catalan

Name Sources Status
Tauró blanc Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Chinese

Name Sources Status
噬人鲨 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted

Croatian

Name Sources Status
Pas ljudožder Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Czech

Name Sources Status
Žralok bílý veliký uBio Unknown
Žralok bílý veliký Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Danish

Name Sources Status
Blå haj Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Hvid Haj FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Menneskehaj Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Stor hvid haj FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Store hvide haj Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Dutch

Name Sources Status
Mensen haai Unknown, uBio Trusted
Mensenhaai Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Witte haai Rob de Ruiter, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Wittehaai uBio Unknown

Finnish

Name Sources Status
Valkohai FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

French

Name Sources Status
Carcharodonte Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Grand requin blanc FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Grand-requin blanc Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Trusted
Mangeur d'hommes FishBase Trusted
Mangeur d'hommes Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Requin Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Requin blanc FishBase, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Requin mangeur d'homme Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

German

Name Sources Status
Menschen fresser World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Menschenhai FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Merviel fras World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Weisshai World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Weißer Hai World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Weißhai Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Greek

Name Sources Status
Karcharias World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Sbrillias uBio Unknown
Skylópsaro sbríllios uBio Unknown
Smprilios uBio Unknown
Καρχαρίας uBio Unknown
Λάμια uBio Unknown
Λευκός καρχαρίας World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Σκυλόψαρο uBio Unknown
Σμπρίλιος uBio Unknown

Hawaiian

Name Sources Status
Niuhi Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Hebrew

Name Sources Status
Karish lava FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
קרחה לבנה World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Hungarian

Name Sources Status
Nagy fehércápa Ágoston Deák Trusted

Italian

Name Sources Status
cagnesca grande World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Cagnia World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Can grossu World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Canesca FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Caniscu World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Canusu FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
carcarodonte World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
carcarodonte di rondelet World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
carcarodonte lamia World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Carcharodon carcharias Unknown Trusted
Damiano FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
imbestinu World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Lamia World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
mangia alice World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Mangia alici FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Manzo de mar FishBase, uBio Trusted
mastinu feru World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
pesca can World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
pesce can grande World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Pesce cane World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Pesce hane FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pescecane FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Pesci can FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
pesciu can World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Pesse can FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
pici bistinu World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Pisci bistinu FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pisci cani FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
pisci mastinu World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Squalo bianco FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Tunnu palamitu di funnu FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Japanese

Name Sources Status
hitokiuzame World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Hohojirozame FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
oshirozame World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
ホホジロザメ Unknown Trusted

Korean

Name Sources Status
백상아리 FishBase Trusted
백상아리 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Lithuanian

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

Malagasy

Name Sources Status
Farao FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
Masiake FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted

Maltese

Name Sources Status
gab doll World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Huta tax-Xmara FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Kelb Abjad FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Kelb il - bahar Abjad FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Kelb il-bahar FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
kelb-il-bahar abjad World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Silfjun FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Mandarin Chinese

Name Sources Status
噬人鯊 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
噬人鲨 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
大白鯊 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
大白鲨 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
食人鮫 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
食人鲛 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Maori

Name Sources Status
hare hongi World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
mango-tuatini World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
taniwha World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Norwegian

Name Sources Status
haa skieding World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Hvithai FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Polish

Name Sources Status
Zarlacz ludojad FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
żarłacz biały World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Alequim FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Anequim FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Anequin FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Cação-anequim Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Cação-anequin Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Iperu FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
tabarao World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
tubarao de sao tomé Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
tubarâo branco World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
tubarão uBio Unknown
Tubarão branco Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Tubarão de São Tome Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Tubarão de São Tomé Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Tubarão-anequim Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Tubarão-branco Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Tubarão-come-homens Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
Tubarão-de-São-Tomé Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Romanian

Name Sources Status
Rechin alb Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
Rechin mancator de oameni Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted

Russian

Name Sources Status
Geldevaja akula FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Большая белая акула Unknown Trusted
кархародон мегалодон World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
мегалодон World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Samoan

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

Serbian

Name Sources Status
bela ajkula FishBase, uBio Trusted
Pas liudožder Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
Pas modrulj FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
velika bela ajkula FishBase, uBio Trusted

Slovenian

Name Sources Status
veliki beli morski pes World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Spanish

Name Sources Status
Africano FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
ca mari World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Devorador de hombres FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Jaquentón blanco Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Jaqueton blanco FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
jaquetón Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Jaquetón blanco Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Jaquetón de ley Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Marraco World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Marrajo FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
salproig World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
salproix World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Salroig World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Sarda World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
taburo World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Tauró blanc World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Tiburo World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Tiburón antropófago Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Tiburón blanco Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Swedish

Name Sources Status
Stor vit haj Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Vithaj FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Tagalog

Name Sources Status
Pating FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Turkish

Name Sources Status
Buyuk beyaz kopekbaligi World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
büyük beyaz köpekbalığı World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Canavar baligi FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Canavar balığı uBio Unknown
Harharias baligi FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Harharias balığı uBio Unknown
Karkarias FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Karkarias baligi FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Karkarias balığı uBio Unknown

Ukrainian

Name Sources Status
Акула велика біла World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Біла акула World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Велика біла акула World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Vietnamese

Name Sources Status
Cá Mập trắng FishBase Trusted
Cá M?p tr?ng Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Cá Mập trắng uBio Unknown

繁體中文

Name Sources Status
食人鯊 The Fish Database of Taiwan Trusted

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