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.


Name Sources Status
common sea fan Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), NatureServe resource, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
purple sea fan Hans-Martin Braun Trusted
Sea fan Undersea Production test 2 Unknown


Name Sources Status
Gewöhnlicher Seefächer Hans-Martin Braun Trusted
Großer Seefächer Josefin Stiller Trusted
Karibischer Seefächer Hans-Martin Braun Trusted


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