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
basking shark Anage Data, Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland Resource, FishBase, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Leo Shapiro, MarLIN resource, Monthly ARKive text import , NatureServe resource, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Basking tresher FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Bone shark FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
cape basking shark World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
capidolo World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
cow-fish World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Elephant shark FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
foolish shark World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
giant basking shark World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
gurry shark World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
hoe mother World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Hoe-mother FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
homer World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
long-nosed shark World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Oilfish World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
old woman shark World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Pelerin World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Sail fish World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Sailfish World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Shark FishBase, STRI Neotropical Fishes, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
southern basking shark World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
sun fish World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Sun-fish FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Sunfish FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Afrikaans

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

Albanian

Name Sources Status
Peshkagen shtegtar FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Peshkaqen shtegtar FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
peshkaqeni gjigant FishBase, 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

Breton

Name Sources Status
pirc'hirin World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Catalan

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

Chinese

Name Sources Status
姥鲨 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
象鮫 uBio Unknown

Croatian

Name Sources Status
Psina golema FishBase, uBio Trusted
Psina gorostasna FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Suncani pas FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Sunčani pas uBio Unknown

Danish

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

Dutch

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

Faroese

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

Finnish

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

French

Name Sources Status
elephant de mer World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Flaneur Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
le squale a fanons World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
le très grand World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Pelerin IUCN Red List, uBio Trusted
Poisson à voiles FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
poisson à volies World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Pèlerin FishBase, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
pëlerin uBio Unknown
Religieuse Unknown, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Requin FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Requin pèlerin Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel, uBio Trusted
Requin pélerin FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
requin-pèlerin World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Squale géant FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Squale pèlerin uBio Unknown
Squale pélerin FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
squale-pelèrin uBio Unknown
Éléphant de mer FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, Unknown, uBio Trusted

German

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

Greek

Name Sources Status
Saparnasm Skylopsaro uBio Unknown
Sapounas uBio Unknown
Καρχαρίας uBio Unknown
Καρχαρίας προσκυνητής World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Παπάς uBio Unknown
Σαπουνάς World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Σκυλόψαρο uBio Unknown

Hebrew

Name Sources Status
Karish anak FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
כריש ענקי ים תיכוני World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
כריש-ענק ים-תיכוני World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Hungarian

Name Sources Status
Óriáscápa Ágoston Deák Trusted

Icelandic

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

Irish

Name Sources Status
An liamhán gréine uBio Unknown
liabhán chor gréine World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
liabhán mór World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Italian

Name Sources Status
Cagna FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Cagnia World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
can FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Canisca FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Caniscu World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Elefante FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
Imbestino FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
imbestinu World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Mmistinu FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pesce elefante FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pesce pappagallo FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pisci sceccu FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Squalo elefante FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Squalo gigante FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
squalo massimo World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Squalo pellegrino FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Squalo rostrato FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Japanese

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

Korean

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

Lithuanian

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

Maltese

Name Sources Status
Gabdoll FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Gobdoll FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
pixi tunnu World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Pixxitonnu FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Mandarin Chinese

Name Sources Status
姥鯊 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
姥鲨 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
象沙 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
象鮫 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
象鲛 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Maori

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

Norwegian

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

Norwegian Bokmål

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

Norwegian Nynorsk

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

Polish

Name Sources Status
Dlugoszpar FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
Dlugoszpar a. rekin gigantyczny uBio Unknown
Rekin gigantyczny FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
Rekin olbrzymi FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
żarłacz olbrzymi World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Albafar FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
carago World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Cação-peregrino-argentino FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Frade FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
peixe carago World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Peixe frade FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Peixe-carago FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Peixe-frade FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Peregrino FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Relengueiro FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
tubarâo frade World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
tubarâo-frade FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Tubarão frade FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Tubarão-frade Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Tubarão-peregrino FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Russian

Name Sources Status
akula gigantakaia World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
akuloobraznye World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
akuly nastoiaschie World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
bol’shezhabernye akuly World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
gigantskie akuly World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
lao sha k’o World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Акула гиг Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
Акула гигантская FishBase, uBio Trusted
Гигантская акула Unknown Trusted

Scottish Gaelic

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

Serbian

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

Slovenian

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

Spanish

Name Sources Status
Cetorhinus maximus Unknown Trusted
Colayo FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Elefante World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Marrajo ballenato FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Marrajo gigante FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Peje vaca FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
peje-vaca World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Peregrino FishBase, IUCN Red List, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Pez elefante FishBase, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
tiburón ballena Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Tiburón canasta FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Tiburón peregrino 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
Brugd FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
brugden World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Turkish

Name Sources Status
Buyuk camgoz World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Büyük camgöz FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Büyükcamgöz baligi FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Büyükcamgöz balığı uBio Unknown
Dev kopekbaligi World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
dev köpekbalığı World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Guneslenen kopekbaligi World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
güneşlenen köpekbalığı World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Ukrainian

Name Sources Status
Акула гігантська World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Гігантська акула World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
китова акула World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
ігантської акули World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Welsh

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

繁體中文

Name Sources Status
象鯊 The Fish Database of Taiwan Trusted

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