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common name
(english) The informal vernacular name for a fish (or other organism), and which may vary from place to place, also: the vernacular name of a species, varying from place to place, by language and over time. Scientific names, in constrast, are in Latin or latinised Greek world-wide and are subject to rules of usage that cannot apply to common names. (See also: vernacular name, co-management)
nom commun
(french) Le nom vernaculaire non officiel pour un poisson (ou autre organisme), et lequel peut varier d'un endroit à l'autre. (See also: vernacular name, co-management)
nome comum
(portuguese) Nome vernáculo dum peixe (ou outro organismo). Pode variar de região para região. (See also: vernacular name, co-management)

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