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
Pigmy whale uBio Unknown
Pygmy right whale Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), NCBI Taxonomy, South African Vertebrates, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
pygmy whale World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Afrikaans

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

Czech

Name Sources Status
velryba malá uBio Unknown
velrybka malá uBio Unknown

Danish

Name Sources Status
Dværgrethval uBio Unknown

Dutch

Name Sources Status
dwergvalvis World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Dwergwalvis Unknown, uBio Trusted

Finnish

Name Sources Status
Kääpiövalas Kari Pihlaviita Trusted
Pikkuvalas Kari Pihlaviita Trusted

French

Name Sources Status
Baleine franche naine Unknown, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
baleine franche pigmee World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Baleine naine uBio Unknown
baleine pygmée Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

German

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

Italian

Name Sources Status
Balena marginata uBio Unknown
Balena pigmea uBio Unknown
Caperea marginata Unknown Trusted

Japanese

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

Norwegian

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

Portuguese

Name Sources Status
baleia verdadeira ana World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Baleia-franca-pigméia Unknown Trusted
Baleia-pigmeu uBio Unknown

Russian

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

Spanish

Name Sources Status
Ballena enana Unknown, uBio Trusted
Ballena franca pigmea IUCN Red List Trusted
ballena franca pygmea Unknown, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Ballena pigmea uBio Unknown

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