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
crawling seals NCBI Taxonomy Trusted
Earless seal uBio Trusted
earless seals Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), NCBI Taxonomy, uBio Trusted
Pinnipeds Bob Corrigan Untrusted
seal NCBI Taxonomy, Paleobiology Database Trusted
Seals Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, NCBI Taxonomy, uBio Trusted
true seals Jennifer Hammock, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), NCBI Taxonomy, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Brazilian Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Focídeos Bruno Marino Trusted


Name Sources Status
海豹科 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted


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


Name Sources Status
Hylkeet Kari Pihlaviita Trusted


Name Sources Status
Hundsrobben Josefin Stiller Trusted
Seehunde Josefin Stiller Trusted

Norwegian Bokmål

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


Name Sources Status
Focids Cédric Valmary Trusted


Name Sources Status
Настоящие тюлени Unknown Trusted
Тюленьи uBio Trusted


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


Name Sources Status
Fokgiller uBio Trusted


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