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
Cachalot South African Vertebrates Unknown
Cachelot BibAlex LifeDesk, IUCN Red List, uBio Trusted
chocolate whale World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Pot whale BibAlex LifeDesk, IUCN Red List, uBio Trusted
Sperm whale Cyndy Parr, Anage Data, Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, BibAlex LifeDesk, Conabio, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), MarLIN resource, Monthly ARKive text import , NCBI Taxonomy, NatureServe resource, South African Vertebrates, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Mammalia, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Spermacet whale BibAlex LifeDesk, IUCN Red List, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
trompe whale World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Trumpo World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
trumpo (Bermuda) uBio Unknown

Afrikaans

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

Albanian

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

Arabic

Name Sources Status
anbar World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
حوت العنبر BibAlex LifeDesk Trusted

Catalan

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

Chinese

Name Sources Status
抹香鲸 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted

Chinese (Simplified)

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

Croatian

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

Czech

Name Sources Status
vorvan tuponocý uBio Unknown
Vorvann tuponocy’ uBio Unknown
vorvaň obrovský World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
vorvaň tuponosý World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Danish

Name Sources Status
Kaskelot World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Spermacethval Unknown, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Dutch

Name Sources Status
Kaizilot Unknown, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Pottvis uBio Unknown
Pottvisch uBio Unknown
Pottwisch uBio Unknown
Potvis World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
potvisch World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Finnish

Name Sources Status
Kaskelotti Kari Pihlaviita Trusted

French

Name Sources Status
Cachalot IUCN Red List, South African Vertebrates, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Cachalot de la Nouvelle Angleterre uBio Unknown
Cachalot macrocéphale Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Trusted
cachalot à dents en faucille World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
cachalot à dents pointues World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Cachalot á dents en faucille uBio Unknown
Cachalot á dents pointues uBio Unknown
Cachelot uBio Unknown
grand cachalot uBio Unknown
Petit cachalot uBio Unknown

Georgian

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

German

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

Greek

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

Hebrew

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

Icelandic

Name Sources Status
burhvalur uBio Unknown
búrhvalur World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
tweld-hval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Indonesian

Name Sources Status
Kotekelema Adriani Sunuddin Trusted
paus lodan World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Paus sperma Adriani Sunuddin Trusted

Italian

Name Sources Status
Capidoglio Unknown, uBio Trusted
Capodoglio World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
cascialotto World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
fisetere World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
organante World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Japanese

Name Sources Status
makko kujira World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Makko-kujira Unknown, uBio Trusted

Kalaallisut

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

Kanuri

Name Sources Status
Koiapchak uBio Unknown

Korean

Name Sources Status
hyang-gorae World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Lithuanian

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

Malagasy

Name Sources Status
trozona amam-taimbo World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
trozona be loha World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Maltese

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

Norwegian

Name Sources Status
Bardhvalir uBio Unknown
bardhvalur World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Burdhvalir uBio Unknown
Burdhvalur World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
burr-hval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Buur-hval uBio Unknown
Huns-hval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Kascelot World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Kaskelot World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
knobbe-herre World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Kobbe-Herre uBio Unknown
Potfisk World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Pottfisk uBio Unknown
Qval uBio Unknown
Spermhval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Storhufd World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Sue-hval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Trold-hval uBio Unknown

Polish

Name Sources Status
Olbrotowick World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
potwal olbrotowiec World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Portuguese

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

Russian

Name Sources Status
Bolshoi plavun World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Bolshoi plevun uBio Unknown
Kashalot World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Spermatsetovyi uBio Unknown
spermatsetovyi kit World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Wolkmorskoi World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Кашалот Дмитрий Козьяков Trusted

Sindhi

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

Slovenian

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

Spanish

Name Sources Status
Ballena esperma IUCN Red List, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Cachalote Conabio, IUCN Red List, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
chacalote World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
fiseter World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Guapo World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Swedish

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

Tamil

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

Thai

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

Turkish

Name Sources Status
Ispermecet balinasi World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
ispermecet balinası World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
ispermeçet World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Kasalot World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
kaşalot World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Ukrainian

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

Welsh

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

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