This batch of changes focuses on updating the common name field to a common name where scientific name currently exists. The scientific name will continue to be stored in the scientific name field.

As part of our continual effort to improve user experience, we have been working with our Partners to standardize the display of species’ common names across our Data Warehouse and SAFIS applications. These changes will make our applications consistent with one another and, ultimately, easier to use.

This batch of changes, listed at the end of this post, This batch of changes focuses on updating the common name field to a common name where scientific name currently exists. The scientific name will continue to be stored in the scientific name field. No action will be required on the part of the user, but please be aware that these changes will be reflected in your Species and Favorite Species lists. The changes may therefore impact how you search these lists. Any preset favorites will reflect the new name, but will not be dropped. 

Changes to Common Names in the Data Warehouse:

COMMON NAMESCIENTIFIC NAMESPECIES
ITIS
NEW COMMON NAME
AXIUS SERRATUSAxius serratus097710CRUSTACEAN, AXIUS SERRATUS
BALANUSBalanus089600BARNACLES, BALANUS
CALAMUSCalamus169195PORGIES, CALAMUS
CARIDEACaridea096106SHRIMPS
CHANNA ARGUSChanna argus166680SNAKEHEAD, NORTHERN
chrysops, Morone saxatilis xMorone saxatilis x chrysops167681BASS, STRIPED HYBRID
CIONA INTESTINALISCiona intestinalis159113TUNICATE, VASE
Cucumaria frondosaHOLOTHUROIDEA158195CUCUMBER, ORANGE FOOTED SEA
DEMOSPONGIAEDemospongiae047528SPONGES, DEMOSPONGIAE
ECHINARACHNIUS PARMAEchinarachnius parma158016DOLLAR, COMMON SAND
FISTULARIAFistularia166415CORNETFISHES
GAMMARUS OCEANICUSGammarus oceanicus093786SCUD
Gilvossius setimanusGilvossius setimanus552843SHRIMP, GILVOSSIUS SETIMANUS
GYMNACHIRUSGymnachirus172990SOLES, NAKED AND FRINGED
HALICLONAHaliclona047771SPONGES, HALICLONA
HALICLONA OCULATAHaliclona oculata047779SPONGE, HALICLONA OCULATA
HIPPOGLOSSINA OBLONGAHippoglossina oblonga172783FLOUNDER, FOURSPOT
ISCHNOCHITON RUBERIschnochiton ruber078858CHITON, RED
LITHODESLithodes097940CRABS, LITHODES
MELLITAMellita158019DOLLARS, KEYHOLE SAND
METRIDIUM DIANTHUSMetridium dianthus052738ANEMONE, FRILLED
MYSIDAEMysidae089856CRUSTACEANS, MYSIDAE
NEOPANOPE TEXANANeopanope texana098771CRAB, NEOPANOPE TEXANA
PALAEMONETESPalaemonetes096383SHRIMPS, PALAEMONETES
PINNIXAPinnixa098993CRABS, PINNIXA
PRAUNUS FLEXUOSUSPraunus flexuosus090181SHRIMP, CHAMELEON
RICORDEA FLORIDARicordea florida052484CORALLIMORPH, FLORIDA
SERRANUS SCRIBASerranus scriba167862COMBER, PAINTED
SQUILLA EMPUSASquilla empusa099143SHRIMP, SQUILLA EMPUSA
THALASSINIDAEThalassinidae097699CRUSTACEANS, THALASSINIDAE

Changes to Common Names in SAFIS:

COMMON NAMESCIENTIFIC NAMESPECIES ITISNEW COMMON NAME
AXIUS SERRATUSAxius serratus097710CRUSTACEAN, AXIUS SERRATUS
Cucumaria frondosaCucumaria frondosa158195CUCUMBER, ORANGE FOOTED SEA
Gilvossius setimanusGilvossius setimanus552843SHRIMP, GILVOSSIUS SETIMANUS
LITHODESLithodes097940CRABS, LITHODES
MYSIDAEMysidae089856CRUSTACEANS, MYSIDAE
NEOPANOPE TEXANANeopanope texana098771CRAB, NEOPANOPE TEXANA
PALAEMONETESPalaemonetes096383SHRIMPS, PALAEMONETES
PINNIXAPinnixa098993CRABS, PINNIXA
SQUILLA EMPUSASquilla empusa099143SHRIMP, SQUILLA EMPUSA
THALASSINIDAEThalassinidae097699CRUSTACEANS, THALASSINIDAE