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
Blackfish World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
blackfish (general term) uBio Unknown
Feresa World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Pygmy killer whale Michаel Frаnkis, Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, Conabio, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Monthly ARKive text import , NCBI Taxonomy, NatureServe resource, Paleobiology Database, South African Vertebrates, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Pygmy killer whale, Slender black fish Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Mammalia Trusted
Slender blackfish IUCN Red List, South African Vertebrates, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Slender pilot whale South African Vertebrates Unknown

Afrikaans

Name Sources Status
dwergmoordvis South African Vertebrates, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Chinese

Name Sources Status
矮鲸 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted

Chinese (Simplified)

Name Sources Status
矮鲸 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Mammalia Trusted

Czech

Name Sources Status
fereza malá uBio Unknown
kosatička uBio Unknown

Dutch

Name Sources Status
dwerggriend World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Finnish

Name Sources Status
Kääpiömiekkavalas Kari Pihlaviita Trusted

French

Name Sources Status
Epaulard pygmãƒâ©e IUCN Red List Trusted
Epaulard pygmée uBio Unknown
Orque naine, Orque pygmée Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Trusted
Orque pygmãƒâ©e IUCN Red List Trusted
Orque pygmée World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

German

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

Greek

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

Italian

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

Japanese

Name Sources Status
yume-gondo World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Korean

Name Sources Status
deul-goyang-i-gorae World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Lithuanian

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

Polish

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

Portuguese

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

Russian

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

Slovenian

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

Spanish

Name Sources Status
ballena asesina pigmea World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Orca pigmea Conabio, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, Unknown, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Orca pigmeo IUCN Red List, uBio Trusted
orca pymea Unknown, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Turkish

Name Sources Status
cüce katil balina World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Ukrainian

Name Sources Status
Карликова косатка World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Косатка карликова World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

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