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 sea star World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
common starfish Tracy Barbaro, MarLIN resource, Monthly ARKive text import , World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
European starfish NCBI Taxonomy Trusted
Northern Sea Star Hans-Martin Braun Trusted
Starfish uBio Unknown

Danish

Name Sources Status
Almindelig søstjerne uBio Unknown

Dutch

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

Finnish

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

French

Name Sources Status
astérie World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
astérie boréale commune World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
étoile de mer World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
étoile de mer commune World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
étoile de mer Rouge Unknown, uBio Trusted

German

Name Sources Status
gemeiner Seestern World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Germeiner Seestern Unknown, uBio Trusted
Gewöhnlicher Seestern Hans-Martin Braun Trusted

Italian

Name Sources Status
Stella marina uBio Unknown

Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Estrela do mar comum uBio Unknown

Spanish

Name Sources Status
Asterias rubens Unknown Trusted
Estrella de mar World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Swedish

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

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