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Epinephelus areolatus

(Forsskål 1775)

Epinephelus areolatus was originally described as Perca areolatus by Forsskål in 1775. It belongs to the family Serranidae and subfamily Epinephelinae. It is commonly known as Areolate grouper but has many other common names such as Areolate grouper in Australia, Omon-hata in Japan, Yellow-spotted rock-cod in Papua New Guinea, Lapu-lapu in Philippines, Squaretail rockcod in South Africa, Stompstert-klipkabeljou in South Africa. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   areolatus
AuthorWI   Forsskål [P. S.]
AuthorNI   Forsskål
Qualification   ---
Year   1775
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Perciformes Perciformes
Family   Serranidae
Epinephelinae Epinephelinae
Genus   Epinephelus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Perciformes
Family   Serranidae
Subfamily   Epinephelinae
Genus   Epinephelus
Original Name   Perca        
Taxon Name   areolata
Original Combination   Perca areolata
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Perca areolata
OriginalSubGenus   Perca
Original Author   Forsskål
Original AuthorWI   Forsskål [P. S.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1775
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Epinephelinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea. Possible.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Nielsen 1974:61 [ref. 9588] not definitely referred ZMUC P43570 as holotype due to confusion of some labels in Forsskål's collection.
Primary Code   ---
Page   xi, 42

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Epinephelus areolatus
Current Species   areolatus
Current Genus Epinephelus
Current AuthorWI Forsskål [P. S.]
Current AuthorNI   Forsskål
Current Year   1775
Current Family Serranidae
Current Subfamily
Epinephelinae Epinephelinae

Habitat marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Squaretail rockcod.
(Forsskal, 1775)
Attains 50 cm. 'truncatus' in Red Sea. Found Red Sea south to Natal and to western Pacific. Depth 6-200 metres.
Depth Range From 6 to 200 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Epinephelus areolatus  (Forsskål 1775). Serranidae: Epinephelinae.
Name History   •Valid as Epinephelus areolatus (Forsskål 1775) -- (Kyushin et al. 1977:208 [ref. 19756], Kyushin et al. 1982:175 [ref. 19754], Dor 1984:98 [ref. 29757], Katayama in Masuda et al. 1984:128 [ref. 6441], Heemstra & Randall 1986:523 [ref. 5667], Allen & Swainston 1988:56 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:493 [ref. 12442], Lee 1990:36 [ref. 19830], Randall et al. 1990:105 [ref. 15987], Randall & Heemstra 1991:99 [ref. 19601], Baranes & Golani 1993:306 [ref. 22372], Heemstra & Randall 1993:112 [ref. 21042], Goren & Dor 1994:25 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:128 [ref. 22896], Evseenko 1996:727 [ref. 24666], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:233 [ref. 27969], Allen 1997:84 [ref. 23977], Carpenter et al. 1997:143 [ref. 23922], Chen et al. 1997:45 [ref. 26476], Kuiter 1997:110 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:105 [ref. 25919], Heemstra & Randall 1999:2487 [ref. 24815], Nakabo 2000:715 [ref. 25086], Randall in Randall & Lim 2000:609 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:181 [ref. 25191], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:80 [ref. 25480], Allen 2000:98 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:30 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:715 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:31 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S104 [ref. 27377], Kimura et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:51 [ref. 27510], Randall et al. 2004:11 [ref. 27624], Adrim et al. 2004:119 [ref. 27715], Randall 2005:154 [ref. 28239], Hoese et al. 2006:1008 [ref. 28999], Satapoomin in Motomura & Satapoomin 2009:86 [ref. 30492], Motomura et al. 2010:96 [ref. 31256], Fricke et al. 2011:384 [ref. 31242], Craig et al. 2011:85 [ref. 31786], Allen & Erdmann 2012:267 [ref. 31980], Randall et al. 2013:524 [ref. 32685], Fricke et al. 2013:256 [ref. 32706], Larson et al. 2013:99 [ref. 32988], Yoshida et al. 2013:99 [ref. 34464], Psomadakis et al. 2015:196 [ref. 34104], Rothman et al. 2016:479 [ref. 34171], Motomura et al. 2017:84 [ref. 35490], Ali et al. 2018:318 [ref. 36183], Bogorodsky & Randall 2018:[20] 258 [ref. 36492], Fricke et al. 2018:147 [ref. 35805], Jawad et al. 2018:103 [ref. 36262], Golani & Fricke 2018:62 [ref. 36273], Ma & Craig 2018:455 [ref. 36100], Satapoomin in Kimura et al. 2018:100 [ref. 36460], Eagderi et al. 2019:106 [ref. 37020], Fricke et al. 2019:116 [ref. 36673], Zajonz et al. 2019:70 [ref. 36871], Psomadakis et al. 2020:387 [ref. 37272], Ray & Mohapatra 2020:110 [ref. 37300]).

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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
adscensionis Epinephelus adscensionis (Osbeck [P.] 1765)Valid
aeneus Epinephelus aeneus (Geoffroy St. Hilaire [E.] 1817)Valid
aenus Epinephelus aenus (Geoffroy St. Hilaire [E.] 1817)Synonym
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.] 1852)In family
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
ascensionis Epinephelus ascensionis (Osbeck [P.] 1765)Synonym
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