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
Arctic Right Whale World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Arctic Whale uBio Unknown
baleine a tete d'arc World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
black right whale Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
bowhead Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), NCBI Taxonomy, NatureServe resource, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
bowhead whale Anage Data, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Leo Shapiro, Monthly ARKive text import , NCBI Taxonomy, Paleobiology Database, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
bunch-back whale World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Common whale uBio Unknown
Great polar whale World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Greenland right whale IUCN Red List, NCBI Taxonomy, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Greenland whale World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Greenland white whale uBio Unknown
Right whale uBio Unknown
whale-fish World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Whalebone whale World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Bulgarian

Name Sources Status
Grenlаndski kit World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Гренландски кит World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Catalan

Name Sources Status
Balena de Groenlàndia Eduard Solà Trusted
Balena franca àrtica Eduard Solà Trusted

Czech

Name Sources Status
kyt obecný uBio Unknown
Veloryba gronská uBio Unknown
velryba grónská World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
velryba severní uBio Unknown

Danish

Name Sources Status
Bartfisch World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Grönlandhval uBio Unknown
grönlandshval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Grønlandshval uBio Unknown
Halfisk uBio Unknown
Nordhval uBio Unknown
Rethval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Sandhval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Schlichteback World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Dutch

Name Sources Status
Groenlandse Walvis World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Groenlanse walvisch uBio Unknown
Walvisch uBio Unknown

Finnish

Name Sources Status
Grönlanninvalas Kari Pihlaviita Trusted

French

Name Sources Status
Baleine World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
baleine boréale Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Baleine de grande baie IUCN Red List, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Baleine du Groenland IUCN Red List, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Baleine franche World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Baleine franche boréale World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Baleine franche du Groenland uBio Unknown

German

Name Sources Status
Bogenkopf World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Grönlandswal World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Grönlandwal uBio Unknown
Nordwal World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Polarwal World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Walfisch World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Greek

Name Sources Status
Φάλαινα της Αρκτικής World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Icelandic

Name Sources Status
Furehvaler uBio Unknown
Glathvaler uBio Unknown
Gröenlandshvalur World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Nordvalur World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Sletbacur World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Vatushalar World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Italian

Name Sources Status
Balaena mysticetus Unknown Untrusted
Balena artica World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Balena boreale Renato Agazzi Trusted
Balena della Groenlandia World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Balena di Groenlandia uBio Unknown

Japanese

Name Sources Status
Hokkyoku kujira World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Serbio World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Kalaallisut

Name Sources Status
Akbek World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Arbavirsoak World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Arbek World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
sokalik World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Latvian

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

Lithuanian

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

Norwegian

Name Sources Status
Finqval Unknown, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Gronlandshval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Gronlandskhval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Grønlandshval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Hval uBio Unknown
Hvalfisk World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Sietback World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Sletbag World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Sletbak World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Norwegian Bokmål

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

Norwegian Nynorsk

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

Polish

Name Sources Status
Wieloryb grendlandski uBio Unknown
wieloryb grenlandzki World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Portuguese

Name Sources Status
baleia da Gronelândia World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Baleia franca boreal uBio Unknown
Baleia-da-groenlândia Unknown Trusted

Russian

Name Sources Status
greenlandskiy kit World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Grenlandskii kit uBio Unknown
Poliarskyi kit World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Кит гренландский uBio Unknown
гренландский World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
или полярный кит World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Slovenian

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

Spanish

Name Sources Status
Ballena boreal IUCN Red List, Unknown, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
ballena de cabeza arqueada Unknown, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Ballena de groenlandia IUCN Red List, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Ballena franca uBio Unknown

Swedish

Name Sources Status
Grönlandsval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Hvalfisk World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Nordval uBio Unknown
Rättval World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Turkish

Name Sources Status
Gronland balinası World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Grönland balinası World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Ukrainian

Name Sources Status
Гренландський кит World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Кит гренландський World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
полярний кит World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

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