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
Common or Harbour seal MarLIN resource Trusted
Common seal Michаel Frаnkis, IUCN Red List, Monthly ARKive text import , World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
harbor seal Leo Shapiro, Anage Data, Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), NCBI Taxonomy, NatureServe resource, PlanetScott.com images, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Harbour seal IUCN Red List, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Brazilian Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Foca comum Bruno Marino Trusted
Foca das portas Bruno Marino Trusted
Foca-de-enseada Bruno Marino Trusted

Bulgarian

Name Sources Status
obiknoven tyulen World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Обикновен тюлен World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Danish

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

Dutch

Name Sources Status
Gewone zeehond World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Zeehond uBio Unknown

Finnish

Name Sources Status
Kirjohylje Kari Pihlaviita Trusted

French

Name Sources Status
phoque commun Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, Unknown, uBio Trusted
Phoque veau marin Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Phoque veau-marin IUCN Red List, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

German

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

Greek

Name Sources Status
Φώκια των λιμανιών World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Italian

Name Sources Status
Foca uBio Unknown
Foca comune Renato Agazzi, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Lithuanian

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

Norwegian Bokmål

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

Norwegian Nynorsk

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

Polish

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

Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Foca vulgar uBio Unknown

Russian

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

Slovenian

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

Spanish

Name Sources Status
foca comoen Unknown, uBio Trusted
Foca común Conabio, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, Unknown, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Foca moteada IUCN Red List, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Swedish

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

Turkish

Name Sources Status
bayağı fok World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Liman focu World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
liman foku World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Ukrainian

Name Sources Status
Звичайний тюлень World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Тюлень звичайний World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Welsh

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

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