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
Bunch IUCN Red List, uBio Trusted
Bunch whale World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
hump World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Hump whale IUCN Red List, uBio Trusted
Hump-back uBio Unknown
Humpback whale Bob Corrigan, Anage Data, Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, Conabio, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), MarLIN resource, Monthly ARKive text import , NCBI Taxonomy, NatureServe resource, Paleobiology Database, PlanetScott.com images, South African Vertebrates, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Mammalia, Undersea Production test 2, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Humpbacked whale uBio Unknown
hunch World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
hunchback whale World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Hunchbacked whale IUCN Red List, uBio Trusted

Afrikaans

Name Sources Status
Boggelrugwalvis South African Vertebrates Unknown
boggelwalvis World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Brazilian Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Baleia-jubarte Marcelo Carrion Trusted

Catalan

Name Sources Status
balena geperuda World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
lubarta World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Chinese

Name Sources Status
大翅鲸 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
巨臂鲸 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
座头鲸 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
驼背鲸 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted

Chinese (Simplified)

Name Sources Status
大翅鲸 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Mammalia Trusted
巨臂鲸 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Mammalia Trusted
座头鲸 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Mammalia Trusted
驼背鲸 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Mammalia Trusted

Czech

Name Sources Status
hrboun dlouhoploutvý uBio Unknown
Keporkak World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Keporkak dlouhoplautvy’ uBio Unknown
keporkak dlouhoplautvý World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
keporkak dlouhoploutvý uBio Unknown
plejtvák dlouhoploutvý uBio Unknown
plejtvák keporkak uBio Unknown
velryba keporkak uBio Unknown

Danish

Name Sources Status
Buckelhval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Pukkelhval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Stubhval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Dutch

Name Sources Status
Bultrug World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
langarmvinvisch World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Langarmvinwisch uBio Unknown
pennvisch uBio Unknown
Penvisch uBio Unknown

Finnish

Name Sources Status
Ryhävalas Kari Pihlaviita Trusted

French

Name Sources Status
Baleine South African Vertebrates Unknown
Baleine de Minke, Rorqual à museau pointu, Petit Rorqual Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Trusted
Baleine tampon World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Baleine à bosse Conabio, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Baleine à bosse, mégaptère Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Trusted
Baleine à taquet World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Baleine á bosse uBio Unknown
Baleine á taquet uBio Unknown
Jubarte IUCN Red List, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
mégaptere World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Mégaptère uBio Unknown
Rorqual du Cap IUCN Red List, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
rorqual keporkak World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Rorqual noueux World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
rorqual à bosse Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

German

Name Sources Status
Buckelwal Conabio, South African Vertebrates, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Knurrwal World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Knurrwhal South African Vertebrates Unknown
langhaendige Wal World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Pflockfisch World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Pflockfish South African Vertebrates Unknown

Greek

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

Icelandic

Name Sources Status
Hnufubakur World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Hrafneydar Conabio Trusted
skeljungur World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Indonesian

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

Italian

Name Sources Status
Balena gobba World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Balenottera gobba uBio Unknown
Megatteera Conabio Trusted
Megattera Renato Agazzi, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Japanese

Name Sources Status
zato kujira World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Zatokuzira Unknown, uBio Trusted
Zatõ kujira Conabio Trusted

Kalaallisut

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

Korean

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

Latvian

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

Lithuanian

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

Malagasy

Name Sources Status
trozona be trafo World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Norwegian

Name Sources Status
Knölhval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Knølhval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
stor rorhval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Trold-hval uBio Unknown

Norwegian Bokmål

Name Sources Status
Knílhaval Conabio Trusted
Knølhval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Norwegian Nynorsk

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

Polish

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

Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Baleia de bossas uBio Unknown
baleia jubarte Conabio, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
baleia-corcunda World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Jubarte World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Russian

Name Sources Status
Dlinnorukii polosatik uBio Unknown
dlinnorukyi polosatik World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Gorbach Conabio, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Gorbatyi kit World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Veselyi kit World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
горбатый кит World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Slovenian

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

Spanish

Name Sources Status
ambaqui World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
ballena cantora World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
ballena de aletas grandes World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Ballena jorobada Conabio, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
guabarte World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
gubarta World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Gubarte IUCN Red List, uBio Trusted
jibarte World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Jorobada IUCN Red List, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Rorcual jorobado Conabio, IUCN Red List, uBio Trusted
rorqual jorobado World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Yubarta Conabio, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Swedish

Name Sources Status
Hnufubakur uBio Unknown
hnunfurbakur World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Knölval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Puckelval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Turkish

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

Ukrainian

Name Sources Status
Горбань World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Горбатий кит World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Горбач World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Кит горбатий World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Welsh

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

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