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Merus
Poey 1871

Genus   Merus
AuthorWI   Poey [F.]
AuthorNI   Poey
Qualification   (ex Cuvier)
Year   1871
Status   --
Gender   masculine
Water   Salt water
Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Perciformes
Family   Serranidae
Subfamily   Epinephelinae
Tribe   Epinephelini
Original Genus   Merus
Original Qualification   (ex Cuvier)
Original Family   Serranidae
Original Sub Family   Epinephelinae
Original Year   1871
Gender   masculine

Type Species   Perca gigas
Type Species AuthorWI   Brünnich [M. T.]
Type Species AuthorNI   Brünnich
Type Species Qualification   (ex Cuvier)
Type Species Year   1768
Type Designation   Type by original designation
Current Genus   Epinephelus
Current Year   1793
Current Family   Serranidae
Current Subfamily   Cheirodontinae
Current Summary   Epinephelus Bloch 1793. Serranidae.
 
Name History   • Objective synonym of Merou  Bonaparte (ex Cuvier) 1831 and of Cerna  Bonaparte 1833. • Synonym of Epinephelus  Bloch 1793 -- (Smith 1971:103 [ref. 14102], Daget & Smith 1986:301 [ref. 6204], Heemstra 1991:14 [ref. 19323], Randall & Heemstra 1991:77 [ref. 19601], Heemstra & Randall 1993:69 [ref. 21042], Kottelat 2013:326 [ref. 32989]).
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