Epinephelus

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Epinephelus
Temporal range: 55–0 Ma

Eocene to present[1]
Goliathgrouper1.jpg
Atlantic goliath grouper (Epinephelus itajara), about 2 m long
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae
Subfamily: Epinephelinae
Genus: Epinephelus
Bloch, 1793
Species

See text.

Epinephelus is a genus of groupers. They are large sea fish. Members of this genus may also be called a mero.

Species[edit]

FishBase in 2016 listed 87 species of Epinephelus. A dozen of species formerly in this genus were moved to Hyporthodus in 2008.

Foursaddle grouper (Epinephelus spilotoceps)
Greasy grouper (Epinephelus tauvina)
Honeycomb grouper (Epinephelus merra)
Malabar grouper (Epinephelus malabaricus)
Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus)
Snubnose grouper (Epinephelus macrospilos)
Whitespotted grouper (Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology 364: 560. Retrieved 2008-01-08.