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Table 2 Cetaceans' names given by the fishers interviewed (n = 70).

From: Whales, dolphins or fishes? The ethnotaxonomy of cetaceans in São Sebastião, Brazil

Scientific name English common name Folk genera Folk species Number of citations Fisher do not know the animal Number of fishers who have seen the animal (S) or have not seen the animal (NS)
Eubalaena australis Southern right whale baleia   37 33 S = 37 NS = 33
Balaenoptera acutorostrata Minke whale baleia   1 69 S = 1 NS = 69
Balaenoptera edeni Bryde's whale baleia   19 52 S = 18 NS = 52
    baleia-branca 1    
Megaptera novaeangliae Humpback whale baleia   13 33 S = 37 NS = 33
    jibarte 15    
    jubarte 8    
    cachalote 2    
Orcinus orca Killer whale baleia   27 25 S = 14 NS = 56
    orca 15    
    baleia-orca 12    
    baleia-branca 1    
   boto   2    
Steno bredanensis Rough-toothed dolphin boto   14 54 S = 16 NS = 54
   golfinho   2    
Tursiops truncatus Bottlenose dolphin boto   56 7 S = 63 NS = 7
    boto-caldeirão 9    
   golfinho   10    
    golfinho-flipper 1    
Delphinus sp. Common dolphin boto   17 50 S = 20 NS = 50
   golfinho   1    
    toninha 2    
Stenella frontalis Atlantic spotted dolphin boto   25 43 S = 27 NS = 43
    boto-rajado 2    
    boto-caldeirão 1    
    boto-malhado 1    
   golfinho   2    
    golfinho-malhado 1    
Sotalia guianensis Marine Tucuxi boto   45 8 S = 61 NS = 9
    boto-preto 1    
   golfinho   12    
    toninha 8    
Pontoporia blainvillei Franciscana   toninha 51 6 S = 64 NS = 6
   boto   6    
    boto-branco 1    
   golfinho   14