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Mycteroperca acutirostris

(Valenciennes 1828)
  

Mycteroperca acutirostris was originally described as Serranus acutirostris by Valenciennes in 1828. It belongs to the family Serranidae and subfamily Epinephelinae. It is commonly known as Comb grouper but has many other common names such as in USA (contiguous states) as western comb grouper, in Brazil as Badejo-mira, in France as Badèche peigne, in Spain as Cuna negra, in United Kingdom as Comb grouper. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Western Atlantic: Bermuda, western Gulf of Mexico, Cuba to Leeward Islands, southern Caribbean; population off southern Brazil.
Species   acutirostris
AuthorWI   Valenciennes [A.]
AuthorNI   Valenciennes
Qualification   in Cuvier & Valenciennes
Year   1828
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Perciformes Perciformes
Family   Serranidae
Subfamily  
Epinephelinae Epinephelinae
Genus   Mycteroperca
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Perciformes
Family   Serranidae
Subfamily   Epinephelinae
Genus   Mycteroperca
Original Name   Serranus        
Taxon Name   acutirostris
Original Combination   Serranus acutirostris
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Serranus acutirostris
OriginalSubGenus   Serranus
Original Author   Valenciennes
Original AuthorWI   Valenciennes [A.]
Original Qualification   in Cuvier & Valenciennes
Original Year   1828
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Epinephelinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Brazil.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1984:23 [ref. 19232] as holotype and paratype.
Primary Code   ---
Page   286

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Mycteroperca acutirostris
Current Species   acutirostris
Current Genus   Mycteroperca
Current AuthorWI   Valenciennes [A.]
Current AuthorNI   Valenciennes
Current Year   1828
Current Family   Serranidae
Current Subfamily  
Epinephelinae Epinephelinae

Habitat   reef-associated        
Water   Salt water
Depth Range   From 3 to 40 meters.
   
Distribution   Western Atlantic: Bermuda, western Gulf of Mexico, Cuba to Leeward Islands, southern Caribbean; population off southern Brazil.

Current Summary   Valid as Mycteroperca acutirostris  (Valenciennes 1828). Serranidae: Epinephelinae.
 
Name History   • Synonym of Mycteroperca rubra  (Bloch 1793) -- (Tortonese 1973:360 [ref. 7192], Tortonese in Whitehead et al. 1986:787 [ref. 13676], Smith 1990:701 [ref. 18227]). • Valid as Mycteroperca acutirostris  (Valenciennes 1828) -- (Heemstra & Randall 1993:261 [ref. 21042], Grace et al. 1994:33 [ref. 25512], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:213 [ref. 25013], Collette et al. 2003:107 [ref. 26784], Heemstra et al. 2003:1353 [ref. 27060], Moura & Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:76 [ref. 27192], Nelson et al. 2004:128 [ref. 27807], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:165 [ref. 28815], Craig et al. 2011:291 [ref. 31786], Page et al. 2013:130 [ref. 32708], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:41 [ref. 33341]).

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aguaji Mycteroperca aguaji (Poey [F.] 1867)Synonym
apua Mycteroperca apua (Bloch [M. E.] 1790)Synonym
armatus Mycteroperca armatus (Osório [B.] 1893)Synonym
bonaci Mycteroperca bonaci (Poey [F.] 1860)Valid
bonaci xanthosticta Mycteroperca bonaci xanthosticta Jordan [D. S.] & Swain [J.] 1884Synonym
boulengeri Mycteroperca boulengeri Jordan [D. S.] & Starks [E. C.] in Jordan 1895Synonym
bowersi Mycteroperca bowersi Evermann [B. W.] & Marsh [M. C.] 1900Synonym
brunneus Mycteroperca brunneus (Poey [F.] 1860)Synonym
calliura Mycteroperca calliura Poey [F.] 1865Synonym
camelopardalis Mycteroperca camelopardalis (Poey [F.] 1860)Synonym
cardinalis Mycteroperca cardinalis (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1828)Synonym
chalinius Mycteroperca chalinius (Cope [E. D.] 1871)Synonym
chlorostomus Mycteroperca chlorostomus (Poey [F.] 1867)Synonym
cidi Mycteroperca cidi Cervigón [F.] 1966Valid
cuvieri Mycteroperca cuvieri (Bleeker [P.] 1874)Synonym
cyclopomatus Mycteroperca cyclopomatus (Poey [F.] 1861)Synonym
decimalis Mycteroperca decimalis (Poey [F.] 1860)Synonym
dimidiata Mycteroperca dimidiata (Poey [F.] 1860)Synonym
dimidiatus Mycteroperca dimidiatus (Poey [F.] 1860)Synonym
emarginatus Mycteroperca emarginatus (Valenciennes [A.] 1843)Uncertain
falcata Mycteroperca falcata (Poey [F.] 1860)Synonym
falcata phenax Mycteroperca falcata phenax Jordan [D. S.] & Swain [J.] 1884Valid
falcatus Mycteroperca falcatus (Poey [F.] 1860)Synonym
felinus Mycteroperca felinus (Poey [F.] 1860)Synonym
fusca Mycteroperca fusca (Lowe [R. T.] 1838)Valid
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