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
Big mouth shark World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
megamouth shark Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, FishBase, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Monthly ARKive text import , NatureServe resource, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Arabic

Name Sources Status
مفلا ريبك Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
مفلا ريبك شرِق FishBase Trusted

Danish

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

Dutch

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

Finnish

Name Sources Status
Kitahai Kari Pihlaviita Trusted

French

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

Mandarin Chinese

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

Spanish

Name Sources Status
Megachasma pelagios Unknown Trusted
Tiburón bocudo FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
tiburón bocón FishBase, 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
Jättemunhaj FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Megamouth FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

繁體中文

Name Sources Status
巨口鯊 The Fish Database of Taiwan Trusted

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