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.


Name Sources Status
Diablo rojo Dana Campbell Trusted
Encornet géante uBio Unknown
Flying squid uBio Unknown
Humboldt squid Catherine Sutera, IUCN Red List, Jennifer Hammock, uBio Trusted
Jibia gigante uBio Unknown
Jumbo flying squid IUCN Red List, NCBI Taxonomy, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
jumbo squid Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), NCBI Taxonomy, uBio Trusted
Oceanic squid uBio Unknown
Reisenkalmar uBio Untrusted
Totano australe uBio Unknown
Totano gigante pacificus uBio Unknown


Name Sources Status
Humboldtinkalmari Kari Pihlaviita Trusted


Name Sources Status
Humboldt-Kalmar Hans-Martin Braun Trusted
Riesenkalmar Hans-Martin Braun Trusted


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