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Epinephelus megachir

(Richardson 1846)

Epinephelus megachir was originally described as Serranus megachir by Richardson in 1846. It belongs to the family Serranidae and subfamily Epinephelinae. It is found in Salt water.
Species   megachir
AuthorWI   Richardson [J.]
AuthorNI   Richardson
Qualification   ---
Year   1846
Status   Synonym
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   megachir
Original Combination   Serranus megachir
Original Genus   Serranus
Original Genus Species   Serranus megachir
OriginalSubGenus   Serranus
Original Author   Richardson
Original AuthorWI   Richardson [J.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1846
Original Family   Serranidae
Original SubFamily   Epinephelinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Coasts of China.
Type Catalogue   Type information: Whitehead 1970:212 [ref. 11606].
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   BMNH 1968.3.11.2 (skin)
Page   230

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---

Current Genus Species   Epinephelus quoyanus
Current Species   quoyanus
Current Genus   Epinephelus
Current AuthorWI   Valenciennes [A.]
Current AuthorNI   Valenciennes
Current Year   1830
Current Family   Serranidae
Current Subfamily   Epinephelinae Epinephelinae

Water   Salt water
Distribution   ---

Current Summary   Synonym of Epinephelus quoyanus  (Valenciennes 1830). Serranidae: Epinephelinae.
Name History   • Valid as Epinephelus megachir  (Richardson 1846) -- (Katayama in Masuda et al. 1984:130 [ref. 6441], Chen et al. 1997:49 [ref. 26476]). • Synonym of Epinephelus quoyanus  (Valenciennes 1830) -- (Paxton et al. 1989:497 [ref. 12442], Lee 1990:51 [ref. 19830], Randall et al. 1990:113 [ref. 15987], Randall & Heemstra 1991:240 [ref. 19601], Heemstra & Randall 1993:220 [ref. 21042], Heemstra & Randall 1999:2518 [ref. 24815], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:87 [ref. 25480], Hoese et al. 2006:1017 [ref. 28999]).

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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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