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Epinephelus andersoni


Epinephelus andersoni was originally described as Epinephelus andersoni by Boulenger in 1903. It belongs to the family Serranidae and subfamily Epinephelinae. It is commonly known as Catface grouper but has many other common names such as Spotted rockcod in South Africa, Garoupa gato in Mozambique, Mérou chat in France, Catface grouper in Hawaii (USA), Captain fine in Sodwana, Spotted rockcod in Sodwana. more common names It is found in Brackish and Salt water.
Species   andersoni
AuthorWI   Boulenger [G. A.]
AuthorNI   Boulenger
Qualification   ---
Year   1903
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   Epinephelus        
Taxon Name   andersoni
Original Combination   Epinephelus andersoni
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Epinephelus andersoni
OriginalSubGenus   Epinephelus
Original Author   Boulenger
Original AuthorWI   Boulenger [G. A.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1903
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Epinephelinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   KwaZulu-Natal coast, South Africa, southwestern Indian Ocean.
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   BMNH 1903.2.6.4
Journal   Ann. S. Afr. Mus.
Citation   v. 3 (pt 3)
Page   66
Illustrations   Pl. 5

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Epinephelus andersoni
Current Species   andersoni
Current Genus Epinephelus
Current AuthorWI Boulenger [G. A.]
Current AuthorNI   Boulenger
Current Year   1903
Current Family Serranidae
Current Subfamily
Epinephelinae Epinephelinae

Habitat brackish, marine.        
Water Brackish and Salt water
Habitat Notes Catface rockcod.
Attains 80 cm. Known only from southern Mozambique to Knysna. Common to depths of 50 metres. Inhabits reefs and rocky bottom to a depth of at least 50 m; juveniles are found in tidepools. Feeds on fishes, spiny lobsters, and crabs. Sexual maturity is attained at 50 to 60 cm.
This species falls under the category of "Collapsed stocks" -- Those species whose adult (spawning ) populations stand at less than 25% of historical levels.
Depth Range From 0 to 50 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Epinephelus andersoni  Boulenger 1903. Serranidae: Epinephelinae.
Name History   •Valid as Epinephelus andersoni Boulenger 1903 -- (Heemstra & Randall 1986:522 [ref. 5667], Randall & Heemstra 1991:96 [ref. 19601], Heemstra & Randall 1993:111 [ref. 21042], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:164 [ref. 28072], Craig et al. 2011:83 [ref. 31786], Fricke et al. 2018:147 [ref. 35805]). •Valid as Mycteroperca andersoni (Boulenger 1903) -- (Ma & Craig 2018:456 [ref. 36100]).

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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
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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