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
pondskaters World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Water Strider Paleobiology Database Trusted
water striders Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), NCBI Taxonomy, uBio Trusted


Name Sources Status
Vesimittarit Kari Pihlaviita Trusted


Name Sources Status
Wasserläufer Josefin Stiller Trusted

Norwegian Bokmål

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

Norwegian Nynorsk

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


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


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