This batch of changes focuses on creating a new common name format for large species groupings.

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 final batch of changes, listed at the end of this post, focuses on creating a new format for large species groupings. 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. The changes will go into effect October 8th.

Changes to Common Names in Data Warehouse:

COMMON NAMESCIENTIFIC NAMESPECIES ITISNEW COMMON NAME
CLAM ATLANTIC RAZOREnsis directus081022CLAM, RAZOR, ATLANTIC
ARK, BLOODAnadara ovalis079342CLAM, ARK, BLOOD
CLAM, JEWEL BOXChamidae081649CLAM, BOX, JEWEL
SURFCLAM, ARCTICMactromeris polynyma080983CLAM, SURF, ARCTIC
SURFCLAM, ATLANTICSpisula solidissima080944CLAM, SURF, ATLANTIC
CLAM, NORTHERN QUAHOGMercenaria mercenaria081496CLAM, QUAHOG, NORTHERN
CLAM, SOUTHERN QUAHOGMercenaria campechiensis081499CLAM, QUAHOG, SOUTHERN
CLAMS, MERCENARIA QUAHOGMercenaria081495CLAMS, QUAHOG, MERCENARIA
QUAHOG, OCEANArctica islandica081343CLAM, QUAHOG, OCEAN
QUAHOG, FALSEPitar morrhuanus081501CLAM, QUAHOG, FALSE
FILECLAM, SPINYLima lima079820CLAM, FILE, SPINY
FILECLAM, ROUGHLoxorhynchus098477CLAM, FILE, ROUGH
VENUS, SUNRAYMacrocallista nimbosa081579CLAM, VENUS, SUNRAY
RANGIA, ATLANTICRangia cuneata080962CLAM, RANGIA, ATLANTIC
PITARPitar081500CLAMS, PITAR
PENSHELLPinnidae079578CLAMS, PENSHELL
CLAMBivalvia079118CLAMS
ANGELWINGCyrtopleura costata081796CLAM, ANGELWING
HEMIGRAPSUSHemigrapsus099034CRABS, HEMIGRAPSUS
HERMIT, GIANTPetrochirus diogenes098200CRAB, HERMIT, GIANT
HERMIT, ORANGECLAWCalcinus tibicen098205CRAB, HERMIT, ORANGECLAW
HERMIT, POLKADOTTEDPhimochirus operculatus097863CRAB, HERMIT, POLKADOTTED
HERMIT, STAREYEDardanus venosus098194CRAB, HERMIT, STAREYE
HERMIT, THINSTRIPEClibanarius vittatus098188CRAB, HERMIT, THINSTRIPE
HERMIT, TRICOLORClibanarius tricolor098191CRAB, HERMIT, TRICOLOR
PAGURISTES ERYTHROPSPaguristes erythrops098170CRAB, PAGURISTES ERYTHROPS
PAGURISTES PUNCTICEPSPaguristes puncticeps098168CRAB, PAGURISTES PUNCTICEPS
PAGURUS ACADIANUSPagurus acadianus097803CRAB, HERMIT, ACADIAN
CRABS, SPIDERMajidae098417CRABS, SPIDER
LIBINIALibinia098453CRABS, LIBINIA
MAJOIDEAMajoidea206956CRABS, MAJOIDEA
MITHRACULUSMithraculus098605CRABS, MITHRACULUS
MITHRACULUS RUBERMithraculus ruber098614CRAB, MITHRACULUS RUBER
CONGER, YELLOWHildebrandia flava161388EEL, CONGER, YELLOW
EEL, MORAYSMuraenidae161160EELS, MORAY
MORAY, BANDEDEchidna polyzona161177EEL, MORAY, BANDED
MORAY, BLACKEDGEGymnothorax nigromarginatus161189EEL, MORAY, BLACKEDGE
MORAY, CHAINEchidna catenata161171EEL, MORAY, CHAIN
MORAY, FALSEKaupichthys hyoproroides161152EEL, MORAY, FALSE
MORAY, GOLDENTAILGymnothorax miliaris161237EEL, MORAY, GOLDENTAIL
MORAY, GREENGymnothorax funebris161186EEL, MORAY, GREEN
MORAY, HONEYCOMBGymnothorax saxicola161192EEL, MORAY, HONEYCOMB
MORAY, PURPLEMOUTHGymnothorax vicinus161193EEL, MORAY, PURPLEMOUTH
MORAY, PYGMYAnarchias similis161169EEL, MORAY, PYGMY
MORAY, RETICULATEMuraena retifera161240EEL, MORAY, RETICULATE
MORAY, SPOTTEDGymnothorax moringa161188EEL, MORAY, SPOTTED
EEL, BLOTCHED SNAKECallechelys muraena161427EEL, SNAKE, BLOTCHED
EEL, SHORTTAIL SNAKECallechelys guiniensis161435EEL, SNAKE, SHORTTAIL
EEL, SPOTTED SNAKEOphichthus ophis161465EEL, SNAKE, SPOTTED
SEAWEED, ROCKWEED FAMILYFucaceae011329SEAWEED, ROCKWEEDS
ALARIA ESCULENTAAlaria esculenta011300SEAWEED, KELP, WINGED
FUCUS VESICULOSUSFucus vesiculosus011335SEAWEED, BLADDER WRACK
LAMINARIACEAELaminariaceae011216SEAWEED, KELPS
LAMINARIALaminaria011217SEAWEED, KELP
LAMINARIA DIGITATALaminaria digitata011228SEAWEED, KELP, FINGERED
LAMINARIA SACCHARINALaminaria saccharina011222SEAWEED, KELP, SUGAR
PALMARIA PALMATAPalmaria palmata012842SEAWEED, DULSE
PORPHYRAPorphyra011540SEAWEED, LAVER/NORI
GIGARTINA STELLATAGigartina stellata012104SEAWEED, FALSE IRISH MOSS
ULVA LACTUCAUlva lactuca006562SEAWEED, SEA LETTUCE
ENTEROMORPHA INTESTINALISEnteromorpha intestinalis006535SEAWEED, GUTWEED
PLANT, CAULERPACaulerpaceae006962SEAWEED, CAULERPA
PLANT, HALIMEDAHalimeda006922SEAWEED, HALIMEDA
PLANT, MERMAID’S SHAVING BRUSHPenicillus006949SEAWEED, MERMAID’S SHAVING BRUSH
BRYOPSIDALESBryopsidales009309SEAWEED, BRYOPSIDALES
AGARUM CRIBROSUMAgarum cribrosum011247SEAWEED, AGARUM CRIBROSUM
SHARK, ATLANTIC ANGELSquatina dumeril160787SHARK, ANGEL, ATLANTIC
DOGFISH, BLACKCentroscyllium fabricii160703SHARK, DOGFISH, BLACK
DOGFISH, CHAINScyliorhinus retifer160060SHARK, DOGFISH, CHAIN
DOGFISH, SMOOTHMustelus canis160230SHARK, DOGFISH, SMOOTH
DOGFISH, SPINYSqualus acanthias160617SHARK, DOGFISH, SPINY
SHARK, ATLANTIC SHARPNOSERhizoprionodon terraenovae160200SHARK, SHARPNOSE, ATLANTIC
SHARK, CARIBBEAN SHARPNOSERhizoprionodon porosus160206SHARK, SHARPNOSE, CARIBBEAN
SHARK, OCEANIC WHITETIPCarcharhinus longimanus160330SHARK, WHITETIP, OCEANIC
DOGFISH, SMOOTHMUSTELUS160226SHARKS, DOGFISH, SMOOTH
WOBBEGONGSOrectolobidae159859SHARKS, WOBBEGONG
CONCH – FAMILYStrombidae072554CONCHS
SNAILS (CONCH)Strombus072555CONCHS, TRUE
WHELK – FAMILYMelongenidae074069WHELKS
BUSYCONBusycon074070WHELKS, BUSYCON
COLUS STIMPSONIColus stimpsoni073922WHELK, STIMPSON
TONGUE, FLAMINGOCyphoma gibbosum072774SNAIL, FLAMINGO TONGUE
TULIP, TRUEFasciolaria tulipa074182SNAIL, TRUE TULIP
TEGULATegula069948SNAILS, TEGULA
CERITHIDEACerithidea071935SNAILS, CERITHIDEAN
NASSA, BRUISEDNassarius vibex074107SNAIL, BRUISED NASSA
MUDSNAIL, EASTERNNassarius obsoletus074111SNAIL, EASTERN MUD
NASSARIUSNassarius074103SNAILS, NASSA
EYE, SHARKNeverita duplicata072961SNAIL, SHARK EYE
TURBINIDAE 566920SNAILS, TURBAN
TURBAN, CHESTNUTTurbo castanea070088SNAIL, CHESTNUT TURBAN
MITER, FLORIDAMitra florida074544SNAIL, FLORIDA MITER
NEOGASTROPODANeogastropoda073228SNAILS, NEOGASTROPODA
SNAIL, CONEConus075281SNAILS, CONE
SNAIL, FIGFicus019081SNAILS, FIG
SNAIL, FROGSNAILBursidae073106SNAILS, FROGSNAIL
SNAIL, HELMETCassis073001SNAILS, HELMET
SNAIL, MARGINELLAMarginellidae074378SNAILS, MARGINELLA
SNAIL, MELAMPUSMelampus076456SNAILS, MELAMPUS
SNAIL, MOONNaticidae072878SNAILS, MOON
SNAIL, MUREXMuricidae073236SNAILS, MUREX
SNAIL, NERITESNeritidae070159SNAILS, NERITES
SNAIL, OLIVEOlividae074222SNAILS, OLIVE
SNAIL, OTHERGastropoda069459SNAILS
SNAIL, PURPLE SEAJanthinidae072386SNAILS, PURPLE SEA
SNAIL, TOPSNAILTrochidae069794SNAILS, TOPSNAIL
SNAIL, TURBONELLATurbinellidae074474SNAILS, TURBONELLA
SNAIL, WENTLETRAPEpitoniidae072232SNAILS, WENTLETRAP
TRITON, ANGULARCymatium femorale073048SNAIL, ANGULAR TRITON
SNAIL, TRITONCymatiidae073016SNAILS, TRITON
BLOODWORMSGlycera dibranchiata066107POLYCHAETE, BLOODWORMS
POLYCHAETE, FANWORMSerpulidae068232POLYCHAETE, FANWORMS
POLYCHAETE, FEATHER-DUSTERSabellidae068076POLYCHAETE, FEATHER-DUSTERS
POLYCHAETE, FIREWORMAmphinomidae065164POLYCHAETE, FIREWORMS
POLYCHAETE, HORNED CHRISTMAS-TSpirobranchus gigantea068304POLYCHAETE, HORNED CHRISTMAS-T
SANDWORMSNereis065902POLYCHAETE, SANDWORMS
LEPIDONOTUS SQUAMATUSLepidonotus squamatus064604POLYCHAETE, SCALEWORM
APHRODITA HASTATAAphrodita hastata064365POLYCHAETE, SEA MOUSE
WORM, MARINEPolychaeta064358POLYCHAETES, MARINE WORMS

Changes to Common Names in SAFIS:

COMMON NAMESCIENTIFIC NAMESPECIES
ITIS
NEW COMMON NAME
BLADDER WRACKFucus vesiculosus011335SEAWEED, BLADDER WRACK
DULSEPalmaria palmata012842SEAWEED, DULSE
FALSE IRISH MOSSGigartina stellata012104SEAWEED, FALSE IRISH MOSS
IRISH MOSSChondrus crispus012092SEAWEED, IRISH MOSS
KELP, FINGEREDLaminaria digitata011228SEAWEED, KELP, FINGERED
KELP, OARWEEDLaminaria011217SEAWEED, KELP
KELP, SUGARLaminaria saccharina011222SEAWEED, KELP, SUGAR
KELP, WINGEDAlaria esculenta011300SEAWEED, KELP, WINGED
NORI/LAVERPorphyra011540SEAWEED, LAVER/NORI
ROCKWEEDFucaceae011329SEAWEED, ROCKWEEDS
SEA LETTUCEUlva lactuca006562SEAWEED, SEA LETTUCE
SEAWEED, ROCKWEEDAscophyllum nodosum011331SEAWEED, ROCKWEED
SEAWEED, UNCPhaeophycophyta010685SEAWEED
WORMWEEDAscophyllum nodosum scorpioides011332SEAWEED, WORMWEED
CLAM, ARCTIC SURF (STIMPSON)Mactromeris polynyma080983CLAM, SURF, ARCTIC
CLAM, BLOOD ARCAnadara ovalis079342CLAM, ARK, BLOOD
CLAM, FALSE QUAHOGPitar morrhuanus081501CLAM, QUAHOG, FALSE
CLAM, NORTHERN QUAHOGMercenaria mercenaria081496CLAM, QUAHOG, NORTHERN
CLAM, OCEAN QUAHOGArctica islandica081343CLAM, QUAHOG, OCEAN
CLAM, RAZOR, ATLANTICEnsis directus081022CLAM, RAZOR, ATLANTIC
CLAM, SOUTHERN QUAHOGMercenaria campechiensis081499CLAM, QUAHOG, SOUTHERN
CLAM, STOUT TAGELUS (STUBBY RAZOR/BAMBOO)Tagelus plebeius081272CLAM, STOUT TAGELUS (STUBBY)
CLAM, SURFSpisula solidissima080944CLAM, SURF, ATLANTIC
CLAM, UNCBivalvia079118CLAMS
CLAMS, MERCENARIA QUAHOGMercenaria081495CLAMS, QUAHOG, MERCENARIA
PITARPitar081500CLAMS, PITAR
RANGIA, ATLANTICRangia cuneata080962CLAM, RANGIA, ATLANTIC
VENUS, SUNRAYMacrocallista nimbosa081579CLAM, VENUS, SUNRAY
CONGER, YELLOWHildebrandia flava161388EEL, CONGER, YELLOW
EEL, BLOTCHED SNAKECallechelys muraena161427EEL, SNAKE, BLOTCHED
EEL, SHORTTAIL SNAKECallechelys guiniensis161435EEL, SNAKE, SHORTTAIL
EELS, SNAKEOphichthidae161419EELS, SNAKE
EEL, UNCAnguilliformes161123EELS
MORAY EELSMuraenidae161160EELS, MORAY
MORAY, GREENGymnothorax funebris161186EEL, MORAY, GREEN
MORAY, HONEYCOMBGymnothorax saxicola161192EEL, MORAY, HONEYCOMB
MORAY, PURPLEMOUTHGymnothorax vicinus161193EEL, MORAY, PURPLEMOUTH
MORAY, SPOTTEDGymnothorax moringa161188EEL, MORAY, SPOTTED
CRAB, FALSE ARROWMetoporhaphis calcarata098485CRAB, ARROW, FALSE
CRAB, YELLOWLINE ARROWStenorhynchus seticornis098483CRAB, ARROW, YELLOWLINE
CRAB, GOLDEN DEEPSEAGeryon fenneri098909CRAB, DEEPSEA, GOLDEN
CRAB, GOLDEN DEEPSEAChaceon fenneri620991CRAB, DEEPSEA, GOLDEN
CRAB, RED DEEPSEAGeryon quinquedens098906CRAB, DEEPSEA, RED
CRAB, RED DEEPSEAChaceon quinquedens620992CRAB, DEEPSEA, RED
CRAB, SMOOTH ELBOWHeterocrypta granulata098636CRAB, ELBOW, SMOOTH
CRAB, ARTIC LYREHyas coarctatus098423CRAB, LYRE, ARCTIC
CRAB, ATLANTIC LYREHyas araneus098426CRAB, LYRE, ATLANTIC
CRAB, SAY MUDDyspanopeus sayi098901CRAB, MUD, SAY
CRAB, ATLANTIC ROCKCancer irroratus098679CRAB, ROCK, ATLANTIC
CRAB, ATLANTIC SANDEmerita talpoida098134CRAB, SAND, ATLANTIC
CRAB, JAPANESE SHOREHemigrapsus099034CRAB, SHORE, JAPANESE
CRAB, SNOW (TANNER)Chionoecetes opilio098428CRAB, SNOW
CRAB, LONGNOSE SPIDERLibinia dubia098454CRAB, SPIDER, LONGNOSE
CRAB, PORTLY SPIDERLibinia emarginata098455CRAB, SPIDER, PORTLY
CRAB, INFLATED SPINYRochinia crassa098472CRAB, SPINY, INFLATED
CRAB, FLORIDA STONEMenippe mercenaria098811CRAB, STONE, FLORIDA
CRAB, NORTHERN STONELithodes maja097943CRAB, STONE, NORTHERN
CRAB, SPECKLED SWIMMINGArenaeus cribrarius098691CRAB, SWIMMING, SPECKLED
CRABS, BLUECallinectes sapidus098696CRABS, BLUE
CRAB, FIDDLERUca099084CRABS, FIDDLER
CRABS, HERMITPaguroidea206947CRABS, HERMIT
CRABS, MUDXanthidae098748CRABS, MUD
CRAB, SPIDERMajidae098417CRABS, SPIDER
CRAB, STONEMenippe098810CRABS, STONE
CRABS, SWIMMINGPortunidae098689CRABS, SWIMMING
SHARK, ATLANTIC ANGELSquatina dumeril160787SHARK, ANGEL, ATLANTIC
DOGFISH, BLACKCentroscyllium fabricii160703SHARK, DOGFISH, BLACK
DOGFISH, CHAINScyliorhinus retifer160060SHARK, DOGFISH, CHAIN
DOGFISH, SMOOTHMustelus canis160230SHARK, DOGFISH, SMOOTH
DOGFISH, SPINYSqualus acanthias160617SHARK, DOGFISH, SPINY
SHARK, GREAT HAMMERHEADSphyrna mokarran160515SHARK, HAMMERHEAD, GREAT
SHARK, SCALLOPED HAMMERHEADSphyrna lewini160508SHARK, HAMMERHEAD, SCALLOPED
SHARKS, HAMMERHEADSPHYMA TUDES160519SHARK, HAMMERHEAD, SMALLEYE
SHARK, SMOOTH HAMMERHEADSphyrna zygaena160505SHARK, HAMMERHEAD, SMOOTH
SHARK, LONGFIN MAKOIsurus paucus159926SHARK, MAKO, LONGFIN
SHARK, SHORTFIN MAKOIsurus oxyrinchus159924SHARK, MAKO, SHORTFIN
SHARK, SHARPNOSE SEVENGILLHeptranchias perlo159844SHARK, SEVENGILL, SHARPNOSE
SHARK, ATLANTIC SHARPNOSERhizoprionodon terraenovae160200SHARK, SHARPNOSE, ATLANTIC
SHARK, CARIBBEAN SHARPNOSERhizoprionodon porosus160206SHARK, SHARPNOSE, CARIBBEAN
SHARK, BIGEYED SIXGILLHexanchus nakamurai564645SHARK, SIXGILL, BIGEYED
SMOOTHHOUND, FLORIDAMustelus norrisi160234SHARK, SMOOTHHOUND, FLORIDA
SHARK, BIGEYE THRESHERAlopias superciliosus159921SHARK, THRESHER, BIGEYE
SHARK, TIGER, BIGEYE SANDOdontaspis noronhai159884SHARK, SAND TIGER, BIGEYE
SHARK, OCEANIC WHITETIPCarcharhinus longimanus160330SHARK, WHITETIP, OCEANIC
DOGFISH, UNCSqualidae160604SHARKS, DOGFISH
DOGFISH, SMOOTHMUSTELUS160226SHARKS, DOGFISH, SMOOTH
CONCH, FLORIDA FIGHTINGStrombus alatus072556CONCH, FLORIDA FIGHTING
SNAILS(CONCHS)Strombidae072554CONCHS
SNAILSStrombus072555CONCHS, TRUE
SEASNAIL, ATLANTICLiparis atlanticus0167576SNAIL, ATLANTIC SEA
SNAIL, STARTurbinidae070068SNAILS, STAR
SNAIL, MOONNaticidae072878SNAILS, MOON
SNAIL, NERITESNeritidae070159SNAILS, NERITES
BUSYCON WHELK – FAMILYMelongenidae074069WHELKS
WHELK, TRUE, UNCBuccinidae073726WHELKS, TRUE