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 Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
East Indian basking shark World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Shark STRI Neotropical Fishes, uBio Untrusted
Tofu sa FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Tofu shark FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Whale shark Anage Data, FishBase, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Leo Shapiro, Monthly ARKive text import , NCBI Taxonomy, NatureServe resource, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, Undersea Production test 2, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Whale-shark Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Whaleshark FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Afrikaans

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

Arabic

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

Chinese

Name Sources Status
Tofu sa World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
鲸鲨 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted

Danish

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

Dutch

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

Fijian

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

Finnish

Name Sources Status
Valashai Kari Pihlaviita Trusted

French

Name Sources Status
Chagrin FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
requin baleine FishBase, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Requin-baleine FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

German

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

Greek

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

Italian

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

Japanese

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

Khmer

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

Korean

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

Lithuanian

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

Malay

Name Sources Status
Hiu paus FishBase Trusted
Kappo suar FishBase Trusted
Punki suar FishBase Trusted
Yu cicak FishBase Trusted
Yu katak FishBase Trusted
Yu paus FishBase, uBio Trusted

Malayalam

Name Sources Status
തിമിംഗല സ്റാവ് FishBase Trusted
പുള്ളി ഉടുന്വു FishBase Trusted
മകര സ്റാവ് FishBase Trusted
മകരസ്രാവ്  FishBase Trusted
വ്യബിടു  FishBase Trusted
Makara-sravu FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pulli udoombu FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Thimingala sura FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Vybedu FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
തിമിംഗല സ്റാവ് uBio Unknown
പുള്ളി ഉടുന്വു uBio Unknown
മകര സ്റാവ് uBio Unknown
മകരസ്രാവ്  uBio Unknown
വ്യബിടു  uBio Unknown

Mandarin Chinese

Name Sources Status
大憨沙 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
豆腐沙 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
鯨鮫 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
鯨鯊 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
鲸鲛 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
鲸鲨 Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Marathi

Name Sources Status
कारांज FishBase Trusted
दियोमुशी FishBase Trusted
बीहिरि FishBase Trusted
Bahiri FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Behiri FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Deomushi FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Karanj FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
कारांज uBio Unknown
दियोमुशी uBio Unknown
बीहिरि uBio Unknown

Norwegian

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

Polish

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

Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Pintado FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Pintadona uBio Unknown
tubarâo baleia World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Tubarão baleia Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Tubarão-baleia Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Russian

Name Sources Status
акула китовая FishBase Trusted
акула кит Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Trusted
акула китовая uBio Unknown
китовая акула World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Scottish Gaelic

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

Slovenian

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

Spanish

Name Sources Status
dominó World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Dámero Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pez dama FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Tiburon ballena FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
tiburón ballena Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
tiburón dama World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Swahili

Name Sources Status
Vaame FishBase, uBio Trusted

Swedish

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

Tagalog

Name Sources Status
Isdang tuku FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Tawiki uBio Unknown
tuk World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
tuki tuki World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Tuki-tuki uBio Unknown
Tuko FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
tuku World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Tahitian

Name Sources Status
Ma'o tohora FishBase Trusted
Ma'o tohora Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

Tamil

Name Sources Status
அமினி வுளுவை FishBase Trusted
அமீனீ உளுவை FishBase Trusted
உஸ்மான் சுராவு FishBase Trusted
திமிங்கல சுரா FishBase Trusted
தீமீஙகல் சுரா FishBase Trusted
புள்ளியுடும்பன் சுராவு FishBase Trusted
புள்ளி ஊடாம்பு FishBase Trusted
புள்ளீ உடும்பன் சுரா FishBase Trusted
புள்ளீ உடும்பு  FishBase Trusted
௨ஸ்மான் சுரா FishBase Trusted
Amini-uluvai FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pulli udoombu FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Pulli-udumban-sravu FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Thimingal sura FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Usman-sravu FishBase, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
அமினி வுளுவை uBio Unknown
அமீனீ உளுவை uBio Unknown
உஸ்மான் சுராவு uBio Unknown
திமிங்கல சுரா uBio Unknown
தீமீஙகல் சுரா uBio Unknown
புள்ளி ஊடாம்பு uBio Unknown
புள்ளியுடும்பன் சுராவு uBio Unknown
புள்ளீ உடும்பன் சுரா uBio Unknown
புள்ளீ உடும்பு  uBio Unknown
௨ஸ்மான் சுரா uBio Unknown

Telugu

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

Thai

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

Turkish

Name Sources Status
Balina kopekbaligi World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
balina köpekbalığı World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Ukrainian

Name Sources Status
Акула китова World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Китова акула World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Urdu

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

Vietnamese

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

繁體中文

Name Sources Status
鯨鯊 The Fish Database of Taiwan Trusted

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