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
Giant sunfish Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Headfish FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Mola Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
Mola mola Nick Hope Trusted
Mola ocean sunfish FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Moonfish FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
ocean sunfish Anage Data, FishBase, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Katja Schulz, NCBI Taxonomy, NatureServe resource, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012, Undersea Production test 2, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Sun-fish Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland Resource, FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Sunfish FishBase, MarLIN resource, STRI Neotropical Fishes, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Afrikaans

Name Sources Status
Maanvis Unknown, uBio Trusted
Opesee-sonvis FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Albanian

Name Sources Status
Hana FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
peshkahana FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
peshku hënë FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Arabic

Name Sources Status
Hout kmar FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
Mola FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
Niffâkha FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Poisson lune FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
Poisson soleil FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
Samaket el-shams FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted

Catalan

Name Sources Status
Bot Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Peix lluna Eduard Solà Trusted

Chinese

Name Sources Status
翻车鲀 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted

Croatian

Name Sources Status
Bacva FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Bačva Unknown, uBio Trusted
Bucan FishBase, uBio Trusted
Bucanj FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
mih FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Misec FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
pešeluna FishBase Trusted
pešeluna Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Veliki pešibarila FishBase Trusted
Veliki pešibarila Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Danish

Name Sources Status
Almindelig klumpfisk FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Klumpfisk FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Dutch

Name Sources Status
Maanvis Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Maanvisch Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted

Faroese

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

Finnish

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

French

Name Sources Status
Mole World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
mole commun World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
môle FishBase, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Môle commun FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Poisson lune FishBase, Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Poisson-lune FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

German

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

Greek

Name Sources Status
Fegaropsaro uBio Unknown
Fegarópsaro uBio Unknown
Προπέλα uBio Unknown
Φεγγαρόψαρο World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Hebrew

Name Sources Status
Dag hashemesh FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
דג שמש ענק World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Icelandic

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

Italian

Name Sources Status
girasole FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Luna FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Mola FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Mola cocciulara FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Mulacchia FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pesce bala FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pesce luna FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pesce mola FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pescio meua FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pesciu luna FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pesciu meua FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pisci luna FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pisci mola FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Japanese

Name Sources Status
Manbô FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
マンボウ Unknown Trusted

Korean

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

Malay

Name Sources Status
Matahari FishBase Trusted

Maltese

Name Sources Status
Mola FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pixxi mola FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pixxiluna FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pixxitambur FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Qamar FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Mandarin Chinese

Name Sources Status
曼波(成功) Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
海虫(澎湖) Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
海蟲(澎湖) Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
翻車魨 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
翻车鲀 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
蜇魚 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
蜇魴 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
蜇鱼 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
蜇鲂 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Maori

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

Norwegian

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

Norwegian Bokmål

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

Norwegian Nynorsk

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

Persian

Name Sources Status
Korshid-mahi-e-oghyanoosi FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Polish

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

Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Bezedor FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
Lua FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Orelhão FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Peixe lua FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Peixe-lua FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Peixe-roda FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Rolim FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
sol FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Romanian

Name Sources Status
Mambo Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
Peste luna Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted

Russian

Name Sources Status
Голова-ры Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
Голова-рыба обыкновенная FishBase, uBio Trusted
луна-рыба Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
луна-рыба FishBase, uBio Trusted

Serbian

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

Slovenian

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

Spanish

Name Sources Status
Mola FishBase, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Peixe lua FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pez cabeza FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pez luna FishBase, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pez sol FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Swedish

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

Turkish

Name Sources Status
Ay baligi FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Ay balığı uBio Unknown
Ayi baligi World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Pervane FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pervane baligi FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Pervane balığı uBio Unknown

Vietnamese

Name Sources Status
Cá M?t trang Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Cá Mặt trăng FishBase, uBio Trusted

Welsh

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

繁體中文

Name Sources Status
翻車魨 The Fish Database of Taiwan Trusted

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