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
Caribbean monk seal Conabio, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), NCBI Taxonomy, NatureServe resource, Phthiraptera, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, Unknown, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
west indian monk seal Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, 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
West indian seal IUCN Red List, uBio Trusted

Brazilian Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Foca-monge-do-Caribe Bruno Marino Trusted

Dutch

Name Sources Status
Caribische monniksrob uBio Unknown

Finnish

Name Sources Status
Karibianhylje Kari Pihlaviita Trusted

French

Name Sources Status
Monachus tropicalis Unknown Trusted
Phoque moine des Caraïbes, Phoque Caraïbe, Ours marin, Loup marin Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel Trusted
Phoque-moine des Caraïbes uBio Unknown

Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Foca-monge-das-caraíbas Bruno Marino Trusted

Spanish

Name Sources Status
Foca fraile del caribe IUCN Red List, uBio Trusted
foca monje del caribe Conabio Trusted
Foca-monje del Caribe Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted

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