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Epinephelus adscensionis

(Osbeck 1765)
  

Epinephelus adscensionis was originally described as Trachinus adscensionis by Osbeck in 1765. It belongs to the family Serranidae and subfamily Epinephelinae. It is commonly known as Rock hind but has many other common names such as in USA (contiguous states) as rock hind, in Brazil as Garoupa-pintada, in Ascension Island as Rock cod, in Bahamas as Rock hind, in Cuba as Cabra mora. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Eastern Atlantic islands and western Atlantic from Massachusetts (U.S.A.) throughout the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean and south to Brazil and offshore islands.
Species   adscensionis
AuthorWI   Osbeck [P.]
AuthorNI   Osbeck
Qualification   ---
Year   1765
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Perciformes Perciformes
Family   Serranidae
Subfamily  
Epinephelinae Epinephelinae
Genus   Epinephelus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Perciformes
Family   Serranidae
Subfamily   Epinephelinae
Genus   Epinephelus
Original Name   Trachinus        
Taxon Name   adscensionis
Original Combination   Trachinus adscensionis
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Trachinus adscensionis
OriginalSubGenus   Trachinus
Original Author   Osbeck
Original AuthorWI   Osbeck [P.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1765
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Epinephelinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Ascension Island, southeastern Atlantic.
Primary Code   ---
Primary Type   No types known
Page   388

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Epinephelus adscensionis
Current Species   adscensionis
Current Genus   Epinephelus
Current AuthorWI   Osbeck [P.]
Current AuthorNI   Osbeck
Current Year   1765
Current Family   Serranidae
Current Subfamily  
Epinephelinae Epinephelinae

Habitat   reef-associated        
Water   Salt water
Depth Range   From 1 to 100 meters.
   
Distribution   Eastern Atlantic islands and western Atlantic from Massachusetts (U.S.A.) throughout the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean and south to Brazil and offshore islands.

Current Summary   Valid as Epinephelus adscensionis  (Osbeck 1765). Serranidae: Epinephelinae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Epinephelus adscensionis  (Osbeck 1765) -- (Robins & Ray 1986:132 [ref. 23100], Edwards & Glass 1987:635 [ref. 9166], Smith 1990:696 [ref. 18227], Cervigón 1991:329 [ref. 24472], Heemstra 1991:17 [ref. 19323], Boschung 1992:105 [ref. 23239], Cervigón 1992:427 [ref. 23827], Heemstra & Randall 1993:103 [ref. 21042], Grace et al. 1994:18 [ref. 25512], Evseenko 1996:727 [ref. 24666], Aguilera 1998:48 [ref. 24221], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:265 [ref. 24550], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:206 [ref. 25013], Afonso et al. 1999:72 [ref. 25466], Thomson et al. 2000:87 [ref. 25640], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:157 [ref. 27754], Gasparini & Floeter 2001:1644 [ref. 25634], Heemstra et al. 2003:1339 [ref. 27060], Moura & Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:75 [ref. 27192], Smith et al. 2003:22 [ref. 27621], Nelson et al. 2004:127 [ref. 27807], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:142 [ref. 28815], Wirtz et al. 2007:29 [ref. 30263], Craig et al. 2011:71 [ref. 31786], Page et al. 2013:130 [ref. 32708], Wirtz et al. 2013:122 [ref. 32972], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:39 [ref. 33341], Wirtz et al. 2014:5 [ref. 33516]).

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abdominalis Epinephelus abdominalis (Peters [W. C. H.] 1855)Synonym
acanthistius Epinephelus acanthistius (Gilbert [C. H.] 1892)Synonym
acutirostris Epinephelus acutirostris (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1828)Synonym
aeneus Epinephelus aeneus (Geoffroy St. Hilaire [E.] 1817)Valid
aenus Epinephelus aenus (Geoffroy St. Hilaire [E.] 1817)Spelling
afer Epinephelus afer Bloch [M. E.] 1793Synonym
akaara Epinephelus akaara (Temminck [C. J.] & Schlegel [H.] 1843)Valid
alatus Epinephelus alatus (Alleyne [H. G.] & Macleay [W.] 1877)Synonym
albimaculatus Epinephelus albimaculatus Seale [A.] 1910Synonym
albofuscus Epinephelus albofuscus (Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1802)Synonym
alboguttatus Epinephelus alboguttatus (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1828)Synonym
albomarginatus Epinephelus albomarginatus Boulenger [G. A.] 1903Valid
albopunctulatus Epinephelus albopunctulatus Boulenger [G. A.] 1895Synonym
alexandrinus Epinephelus alexandrinus (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1828)Synonym
altivelioides Epinephelus altivelioides (Bleeker [P.] 1849)Synonym
amblycephalus Epinephelus amblycephalus (Bleeker [P.] 1857)Valid
amboinensis Epinephelus amboinensis Bleeker [P.] 1852Action
analogus Epinephelus analogus Gill [T. N.] 1863Valid
andersoni Epinephelus andersoni Boulenger [G. A.] 1903Valid
angularis Epinephelus angularis (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1828)Synonym
angustifrons Epinephelus angustifrons (Steindachner [F.] 1864)Synonym
ara Epinephelus ara (Temminck [C. J.] & Schlegel [H.] 1843)Synonym
arara Epinephelus arara (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1828)Synonym
areolatus Epinephelus areolatus (Forsskål [P. S.] 1775)Valid
ascensionis Epinephelus ascensionis (Osbeck [P.] 1765)Synonym
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