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Epinephelus epistictus

(Temminck & Schlegel 1843)
  

Epinephelus epistictus was originally described as Serranus epistictus by Temminck & Schlegel in 1843. It belongs to the family Serranidae and subfamily Epinephelinae. It is commonly known as Dotted grouper but has many other common names such as in Australia as Spottedback grouper, in Japan as Komon-hata, in South Africa as Brown rockcod, in Mozambique as Garoupa pálida, in Djibouti as Diri, in Djibouti as Mérou pâle. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East and South Africa east to Philippines and New Guinea, north to Korea, southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to northwestern Australia.
Species   epistictus
AuthorWI   Temminck [C. J.] & Schlegel [H.]
AuthorNI   Temminck & Schlegel
Qualification   ---
Year   1843
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   Serranus        
Taxon Name   epistictus
Original Combination   Serranus epistictus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Serranus epistictus
OriginalSubGenus   Serranus
Original Author   Temminck & Schlegel
Original AuthorWI   Temminck [C. J.] & Schlegel [H.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1843
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Epinephelinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Nagasaki, Japan.
Type Catalogue   Type information: Boeseman 1947:24 [ref. 12876].
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   RMNH D88 (stuffed)
Page   8

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Epinephelus epistictus
Current Species   epistictus
Current Genus   Epinephelus
Current AuthorWI   Temminck [C. J.] & Schlegel [H.]
Current AuthorNI   Temminck & Schlegel
Current Year   1843
Current Family   Serranidae
Current Subfamily  
Epinephelinae Epinephelinae

Habitat   demersal        
Water   Salt water
Depth Range   From 71 to 290 meters.
   
Distribution   Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East and South Africa east to Philippines and New Guinea, north to Korea, southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to northwestern Australia.

Current Summary   Valid as Epinephelus epistictus  (Temminck & Schlegel 1843). Serranidae: Epinephelinae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Epinephelus epistictus  (Temminck & Schlegel 1843) -- (Dor 1984:99 [ref. 29757], Katayama in Masuda et al. 1984:131 [ref. 6441], Paxton et al. 1989:494 [ref. 12442], Lee 1990:43 [ref. 19830], Randall & Heemstra 1991:137 [ref. 19601], Baranes & Golani 1993:306 [ref. 22372], Heemstra & Randall 1993:143 [ref. 21042], Goren & Dor 1994:25 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:130 [ref. 22896], Carpenter et al. 1997:144 [ref. 23922], Chen et al. 1997:46 [ref. 26476] dated 1843, Heemstra & Randall 1999:2496 [ref. 24815], Nakabo 2000:720 [ref. 25086], Krupp et al. 2000:328 [ref. 25117], Randall in Randall & Lim 2000:609 [ref. 25122], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:75 [ref. 25480], Hutchins 2001:30 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:720 [ref. 26001], Youn 2002:309, 591 [ref. 26218], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S104 [ref. 27377], Hoese et al. 2006:1010 [ref. 28999], Al-Mukhtar et al. 2011:136 [ref. 31710], Craig et al. 2011:129 [ref. 31786], Larson et al. 2013:100 [ref. 32988]).

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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)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
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