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
California Gray Whale NCBI Taxonomy, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
California grey whale uBio Unknown
California ranger World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
California whale World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Devil fish uBio Trusted
devilfish World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
devilfish (historical) uBio Trusted
graesoe whale World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Gray back uBio Trusted
gray whale Anage Data, Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, Conabio, 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, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Mammalia, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
grayback World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
grey whale IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), NCBI Taxonomy, PlanetScott.com images, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Hard head World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
mud digger World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Mussel Digger World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
mussel digger (historical) uBio Trusted
Pacific gray whale uBio Unknown
Pacific grey whale uBio Trusted
Rip sack World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
rip sack (historical) uBio Trusted
scamperdown World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Scrag whale World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
scrag whale (Atlantic, controversial) uBio Trusted
Summer whale World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
summer whale (Arctic only) uBio Trusted

Catalan

Name Sources Status
Balena grisa Eduard Solà Trusted

Chinese

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

Chinese (Simplified)

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

Czech

Name Sources Status
plejtvák šedý uBio Trusted
Plejtvákovec cedy uBio Unknown
plejtvákovec šedý World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
plejvákovec cedý uBio Trusted
velryba šedá uBio Trusted

Danish

Name Sources Status
Grijze walvisch Unknown, uBio Trusted
Gråhval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Knabbelvisch uBio Unknown
Knobbelvisch uBio Unknown

Dutch

Name Sources Status
Grayze walvis uBio Unknown
Grijze walvis World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Grijze walvisch uBio Trusted
gryijze walvisch World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Knabbelvisch uBio Trusted

Finnish

Name Sources Status
Harmaavalas Kari Pihlaviita Trusted

French

Name Sources Status
Baleine gris uBio Unknown
Baleine grise World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Baleine grise de Californie uBio Trusted
Baleine à six bosses World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Baleine á six bosses uBio Unknown

German

Name Sources Status
Grauwal Josefin Stiller, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Knotenfisch World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Greek

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

Hungarian

Name Sources Status
Szürke bálna Ágoston Deák Trusted

Icelandic

Name Sources Status
Grähval uBio Unknown

Italian

Name Sources Status
Balena grigia World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Balenottera griglia della Califronia uBio Trusted

Japanese

Name Sources Status
aosagi World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
koku World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Koku kujira World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
kokuzira World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Korean

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

Lithuanian

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

Norwegian

Name Sources Status
Gråhval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Kaliforniske Graahval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Occitan

Name Sources Status
Balena grisa Cédric Valmary Trusted

Polish

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

Portuguese

Name Sources Status
baleia cinzenta World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Baleia cinzenta do Pacifico uBio Trusted

Russian

Name Sources Status
Kaliforniiskii kit World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Servi kit uBio Unknown
seryy kit World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Кит серый uBio Unknown
серый кит World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Slovenian

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

Spanish

Name Sources Status
Ballena gris Conabio, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Ballena gris de California uBio Trusted

Swedish

Name Sources Status
Gräso whale uBio Unknown
Gräval uBio Unknown

Turkish

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

Ukrainian

Name Sources Status
Кит сірий World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Сірий кит World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

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