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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets
Subfamily: Epinephelinae
Genus: Epinephelus

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87 species (see list below)

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Photo by Wirtz, P.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Epinephelus adscensionis (Osbeck, 1765)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Epinephelus adscensionis
[Rock hind]

Photo by Dammous, S.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Epinephelus aeneus (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1817)

Photo by Dammous, S.
 
Epinephelus aeneus
[White grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 58 cm TL
Epinephelus akaara (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus akaara
[Hong Kong grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Epinephelus albomarginatus Boulenger, 1903

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus albomarginatus
[White-edged grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Epinephelus amblycephalus (Bleeker, 1857)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus amblycephalus
[Banded grouper]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 114 cm TL
Epinephelus analogus Gill, 1863

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Epinephelus analogus
[Spotted grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southeast Atlantic and We
Max. Length 87 cm TL
Epinephelus andersoni Boulenger, 1903

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus andersoni
[Catface grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Epinephelus areolatus (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus areolatus
[Areolate grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Epinephelus awoara (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus awoara
[Yellow grouper]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Epinephelus bilobatus Randall & Allen, 1987

Photo by FAO
 
Epinephelus bilobatus
[Twinspot grouper]

Photo by Cook, D.C.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Epinephelus bleekeri (Vaillant, 1878)

Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Epinephelus bleekeri
[Duskytail grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Epinephelus bontoides (Bleeker, 1855)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus bontoides
[Palemargin grouper]

Photo by Chiang, S.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 136 cm TL
Epinephelus bruneus Bloch, 1793

Photo by Chiang, S.
 
Epinephelus bruneus
[Longtooth grouper]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 164 cm TL
Epinephelus caninus (Valenciennes, 1843)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Epinephelus caninus
[Dogtooth grouper]

Photo by Heemstra, P.C.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 137 cm TL
Epinephelus chabaudi (Castelnau, 1861)

Photo by Heemstra, P.C.
 
Epinephelus chabaudi
[Moustache grouper]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 17.1 cm SL
Epinephelus chlorocephalus (Valenciennes, 1830)

Photo by FAO
 
Epinephelus chlorocephalus
[Tonga grouper]

Photo by Field, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Epinephelus chlorostigma (Valenciennes, 1828)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Epinephelus chlorostigma
[Brownspotted grouper]

Photo by IGFA

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Epinephelus cifuentesi Lavenberg & Grove, 1993

Photo by IGFA
 
Epinephelus cifuentesi
[Olive grouper]

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Epinephelus clippertonensis Allen & Robertson, 1999

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Epinephelus clippertonensis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus (Bloch, 1790)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus
[Whitespotted grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Epinephelus coioides (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus coioides
[Orange-spotted grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 49 cm TL
Epinephelus corallicola (Valenciennes, 1828)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus corallicola
[Coral grouper]

Photo by Minguell, C.

Eastern Atlantic and Medi
Max. Length 140 cm SL
Epinephelus costae (Steindachner, 1878)

Photo by Minguell, C.
 
Epinephelus costae
[Goldblotch grouper]

Photo by Banks, I.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 122 cm TL
Epinephelus cyanopodus (Richardson, 1846)

Photo by Banks, I.
 
Epinephelus cyanopodus
[Speckled blue grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Epinephelus daemelii (Günther, 1876)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus daemelii
[Saddletail grouper]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 53.5 cm SL
Epinephelus darwinensis Randall & Heemstra, 1991

Photo by FAO
 
Epinephelus darwinensis
[Darwin grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Epinephelus diacanthus (Valenciennes, 1828)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus diacanthus
[Spinycheek grouper]

Photo by Wiggers, R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Epinephelus drummondhayi Goode & Bean, 1878

Photo by Wiggers, R.
 
Epinephelus drummondhayi
[Speckled hind]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Epinephelus epistictus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus epistictus
[Dotted grouper]

Photo by To, W.-L.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Epinephelus erythrurus (Valenciennes, 1828)

Photo by To, W.-L.
 
Epinephelus erythrurus
[Cloudy grouper]

Photo by To, W.-L.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Epinephelus fasciatomaculosus (Peters, 1865)

Photo by To, W.-L.
 
Epinephelus fasciatomaculosus
[Rock grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Epinephelus fasciatus (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus fasciatus
[Blacktip grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Epinephelus faveatus (Valenciennes, 1828)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus faveatus
[Barred-chest grouper]

Photo by Marsden, A.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Epinephelus flavocaeruleus (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Marsden, A.
 
Epinephelus flavocaeruleus
[Blue-and-yellow grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Epinephelus fuscoguttatus (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus fuscoguttatus
[Brown-marbled grouper]

Photo by Field, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 52 cm TL
Epinephelus gabriellae Randall & Heemstra, 1991

Photo by Field, R.
 
Epinephelus gabriellae
[Multispotted grouper]

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 140 cm TL
Epinephelus goreensis (Valenciennes, 1830)

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Epinephelus goreensis
[Dungat grouper]

Photo by Bryan, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Epinephelus guttatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Bryan, D.
 
Epinephelus guttatus
[Red hind]

Photo by CSIRO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Epinephelus heniochus Fowler, 1904

Photo by CSIRO
 
Epinephelus heniochus
[Bridled grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 27.5 cm TL
Epinephelus hexagonatus (Forster, 1801)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus hexagonatus
[Starspotted grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Epinephelus howlandi (Günther, 1873)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus howlandi
[Blacksaddle grouper]

Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Epinephelus indistinctus Randall & Heemstra, 1991

Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.
 
Epinephelus indistinctus
[Somali grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Epinephelus irroratus (Forster, 1801)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus irroratus
[Marquesan grouper]

Photo by FAO

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 250 cm TL
Epinephelus itajara (Lichtenstein, 1822)

Photo by FAO
 
Epinephelus itajara
[Atlantic goliath grouper]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Epinephelus labriformis (Jenyns, 1840)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Epinephelus labriformis
[Starry grouper]

Photo by FAO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 270 cm TL
Epinephelus lanceolatus (Bloch, 1790)

Photo by FAO
 
Epinephelus lanceolatus
[Giant grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 137 cm SL
Epinephelus latifasciatus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus latifasciatus
[Striped grouper]

Photo by Devarapalli, P.

Probably Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Epinephelus lebretonianus (Hombron & Jacquinot, 1853)

Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Epinephelus lebretonianus
[Mystery grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Epinephelus longispinis (Kner, 1864)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus longispinis
[Longspine grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Epinephelus macrospilos (Bleeker, 1855)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus macrospilos
[Snubnose grouper]

Photo by Kochzius, M.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 60.5 cm TL
Epinephelus maculatus (Bloch, 1790)

Photo by Kochzius, M.
 
Epinephelus maculatus
[Highfin grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Epinephelus magniscuttis Postel, Fourmanoir & Guézé, 1963

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus magniscuttis
[Speckled grouper]

Photo by De Vroe, J.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 234 cm TL
Epinephelus malabaricus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by De Vroe, J.
 
Epinephelus malabaricus
[Malabar grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

East and Southwest Atlant
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Epinephelus marginatus (Lowe, 1834)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus marginatus
[Dusky grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Epinephelus melanostigma Schultz, 1953

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus melanostigma
[One-blotch grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Epinephelus merra Bloch, 1793

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus merra
[Honeycomb grouper]

Photo by Trevor, M.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 53 cm TL
Epinephelus miliaris (Valenciennes, 1830)

Photo by Trevor, M.
 
Epinephelus miliaris
[Netfin grouper]

Photo by Corbetta, R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 125 cm TL
Epinephelus morio (Valenciennes, 1828)

Photo by Corbetta, R.
 
Epinephelus morio
[Red grouper]

Photo by Justine, J.-L.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Epinephelus morrhua (Valenciennes, 1833)

Photo by Justine, J.-L.
 
Epinephelus morrhua
[Comet grouper]

Photo by Field, R.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Epinephelus multinotatus (Peters, 1876)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Epinephelus multinotatus
[White-blotched grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Epinephelus ongus (Bloch, 1790)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus ongus
[White-streaked grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Epinephelus poecilonotus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus poecilonotus
[Dot-dash grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Epinephelus polylepis Randall & Heemstra, 1991

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus polylepis
[Smallscaled grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm SL
Epinephelus polyphekadion (Bleeker, 1849)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus polyphekadion
[Camouflage grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 48 cm TL
Epinephelus polystigma (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus polystigma
[White-dotted grouper]

Photo by Lowry, M.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Epinephelus posteli Fourmanoir & Crosnier, 1964

Photo by Lowry, M.
 
Epinephelus posteli
[Striped-fin grouper]

Photo by Castellanos-Galindo, G.A.

Eastern Pacific. Gulf of
Max. Length 250 cm TL
Epinephelus quinquefasciatus (Bocourt, 1868)

Photo by Castellanos-Galindo, G.A.
 
Epinephelus quinquefasciatus
[Pacific goliath grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Epinephelus quoyanus (Valenciennes, 1830)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus quoyanus
[Longfin grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm SL
Epinephelus radiatus (Day, 1868)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus radiatus
[Oblique-banded grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Epinephelus retouti Bleeker, 1868

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus retouti
[Red-tipped grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Epinephelus rivulatus (Valenciennes, 1830)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus rivulatus
[Halfmoon grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Epinephelus sexfasciatus (Valenciennes, 1828)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus sexfasciatus
[Sixbar grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 52 cm TL
Epinephelus socialis (Günther, 1873)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus socialis
[Surge grouper]

Photo by Seycek, O.

Indo-West-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Epinephelus spilotoceps Schultz, 1953

Photo by Seycek, O.
 
Epinephelus spilotoceps
[Foursaddle grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Indian Ocean and
Max. Length 33 cm SL
Epinephelus stictus Randall & Allen, 1987

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus stictus
[Black-dotted grouper]

Photo by Field, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Epinephelus stoliczkae (Day, 1875)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Epinephelus stoliczkae
[Epaulet grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 122 cm TL
Epinephelus striatus (Bloch, 1792)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus striatus
[Nassau grouper]

Photo by FAO

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 118 cm TL
Epinephelus suborbitalis Amaoka & Randall, 1990

Photo by FAO
 
Epinephelus suborbitalis
[Seamount grouper]

Photo by Field, R.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 52 cm TL
Epinephelus summana (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Epinephelus summana
[Summan grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Epinephelus tauvina (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus tauvina
[Greasy grouper]

Photo by Thaman, R.R.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 26.5 cm SL
Epinephelus timorensis Randall & Allen, 1987

Photo by Thaman, R.R.
 
Epinephelus timorensis
[Yellowspotted grouper]

Photo by Cornish, A.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Epinephelus trimaculatus (Valenciennes, 1828)

Photo by Cornish, A.
 
Epinephelus trimaculatus
[Threespot grouper]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.5 cm SL
Epinephelus trophis Randall & Allen, 1987

Photo by FAO
 
Epinephelus trophis
[Plump grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 66 cm SL
Epinephelus tuamotuensis Fourmanoir, 1971

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus tuamotuensis
[Reticulate grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Epinephelus tukula Morgans, 1959

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus tukula
[Potato grouper]

Photo by Banks, I.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Epinephelus undulatostriatus (Peters, 1866)

Photo by Banks, I.
 
Epinephelus undulatostriatus
[Maori grouper]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Epinephelus undulosus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Epinephelus undulosus
[Wavy-lined grouper]
87 Species of Family Serranidae with Genus Epinephelus
(Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1765 Epinephelus adscensionis Rock hind Western Atlantic 61 TL
1817 Epinephelus aeneus White grouper Eastern Atlantic 120 TL
1842 Epinephelus akaara Hong Kong grouper Northwest Pacific 58 TL
1903 Epinephelus albomarginatus White-edged grouper Western Indian Ocean 100 TL
1857 Epinephelus amblycephalus Banded grouper Western Pacific 50 TL
1863 Epinephelus analogus Spotted grouper Eastern Pacific 114 TL
1903 Epinephelus andersoni Catface grouper Southeast Atlantic and We 87 TL
1775 Epinephelus areolatus Areolate grouper Indo-Pacific 47 TL
1842 Epinephelus awoara Yellow grouper Northwest Pacific 60 TL
1987 Epinephelus bilobatus Twinspot grouper Eastern Indian Ocean 33 TL
1878 Epinephelus bleekeri Duskytail grouper Indo-West Pacific 76 TL
1855 Epinephelus bontoides Palemargin grouper Western Pacific 30 TL
1793 Epinephelus bruneus Longtooth grouper Northwest Pacific 136 TL
1843 Epinephelus caninus Dogtooth grouper Eastern Atlantic 164 TL
1861 Epinephelus chabaudi Moustache grouper Western Indian Ocean 137 TL
1830 Epinephelus chlorocephalus Tonga grouper Eastern Central Pacific 17.1 SL
1828 Epinephelus chlorostigma Brownspotted grouper Indo-Pacific 75 TL
1993 Epinephelus cifuentesi Olive grouper Eastern Pacific 100 TL
1999 Epinephelus clippertonensis Eastern Central Pacific 61 TL
1790 Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus Whitespotted grouper Indo-Pacific 76 TL
1822 Epinephelus coioides Orange-spotted grouper Indo-West Pacific 120 TL
1828 Epinephelus corallicola Coral grouper Western Pacific 49 TL
1878 Epinephelus costae Goldblotch grouper Eastern Atlantic and Medi 140 SL
1846 Epinephelus cyanopodus Speckled blue grouper Western Pacific 122 TL
1876 Epinephelus daemelii Saddletail grouper Southwest Pacific 200 TL
1991 Epinephelus darwinensis Darwin grouper Western Central Pacific 53.5 SL
1828 Epinephelus diacanthus Spinycheek grouper Indian Ocean 55 TL
1878 Epinephelus drummondhayi Speckled hind Western Atlantic 110 TL
1842 Epinephelus epistictus Dotted grouper Indo-West Pacific 80 TL
1828 Epinephelus erythrurus Cloudy grouper Indo-West Pacific 45 TL
1865 Epinephelus fasciatomaculosus Rock grouper Western Pacific 30 TL
1775 Epinephelus fasciatus Blacktip grouper Indo-Pacific 40 TL
1828 Epinephelus faveatus Barred-chest grouper Eastern Indian Ocean 32 TL
1802 Epinephelus flavocaeruleus Blue-and-yellow grouper Indian Ocean 90 TL
1775 Epinephelus fuscoguttatus Brown-marbled grouper Indo-Pacific 120 TL
1991 Epinephelus gabriellae Multispotted grouper Western Indian Ocean 52 TL
1830 Epinephelus goreensis Dungat grouper Eastern Atlantic 140 TL
1758 Epinephelus guttatus Red hind Western Atlantic 76 TL
1904 Epinephelus heniochus Bridled grouper Western Pacific 35 SL
1801 Epinephelus hexagonatus Starspotted grouper Indo-West Pacific 27.5 TL
1873 Epinephelus howlandi Blacksaddle grouper Western Pacific 55 TL
1991 Epinephelus indistinctus Somali grouper Western Indian Ocean 80 TL
1801 Epinephelus irroratus Marquesan grouper Pacific Ocean 34 TL
1822 Epinephelus itajara Atlantic goliath grouper Western Atlantic 250 TL
1840 Epinephelus labriformis Starry grouper Eastern Pacific 60 TL
1790 Epinephelus lanceolatus Giant grouper Indo-Pacific 270 TL
1842 Epinephelus latifasciatus Striped grouper Indo-West Pacific 137 SL
1853 Epinephelus lebretonianus Mystery grouper Probably Indo-Pacific 25 SL
1864 Epinephelus longispinis Longspine grouper Indo-West Pacific 55 TL
1855 Epinephelus macrospilos Snubnose grouper Indo-Pacific 51 TL
1790 Epinephelus maculatus Highfin grouper Pacific Ocean 60.5 TL
1963 Epinephelus magniscuttis Speckled grouper Indo-West Pacific 150 TL
1801 Epinephelus malabaricus Malabar grouper Indo-Pacific 234 TL
1834 Epinephelus marginatus Dusky grouper East and Southwest Atlant 150 TL
1953 Epinephelus melanostigma One-blotch grouper Indo-West Pacific 35 TL
1793 Epinephelus merra Honeycomb grouper Indo-Pacific 32 TL
1830 Epinephelus miliaris Netfin grouper Indo-West Pacific 53 TL
1828 Epinephelus morio Red grouper Western Atlantic 125 TL
1833 Epinephelus morrhua Comet grouper Indo-Pacific 90 TL
1876 Epinephelus multinotatus White-blotched grouper Indian Ocean 100 TL
1790 Epinephelus ongus White-streaked grouper Indo-West Pacific 40 TL
1842 Epinephelus poecilonotus Dot-dash grouper Indo-West Pacific 65 TL
1991 Epinephelus polylepis Smallscaled grouper Western Indian Ocean 61 TL
1849 Epinephelus polyphekadion Camouflage grouper Indo-Pacific 90 SL
1853 Epinephelus polystigma White-dotted grouper Asia and Oceania 48 TL
1964 Epinephelus posteli Striped-fin grouper Western Indian Ocean 100 TL
1868 Epinephelus quinquefasciatus Pacific goliath grouper Eastern Pacific. Gulf of 250 TL
1830 Epinephelus quoyanus Longfin grouper Western Pacific 40 TL
1868 Epinephelus radiatus Oblique-banded grouper Indo-West Pacific 70 SL
1868 Epinephelus retouti Red-tipped grouper Indo-Pacific 50 TL
1830 Epinephelus rivulatus Halfmoon grouper Indo-West Pacific 45 TL
1828 Epinephelus sexfasciatus Sixbar grouper Western Central Pacific 40 TL
1873 Epinephelus socialis Surge grouper Pacific Ocean 52 TL
1953 Epinephelus spilotoceps Foursaddle grouper Indo-West-Pacific 35 TL
1987 Epinephelus stictus Black-dotted grouper Eastern Indian Ocean and 33 SL
1875 Epinephelus stoliczkae Epaulet grouper Western Indian Ocean 38 TL
1792 Epinephelus striatus Nassau grouper Western Atlantic 122 TL
1990 Epinephelus suborbitalis Seamount grouper Northwest Pacific 118 TL
1775 Epinephelus summana Summan grouper Eastern Indian Ocean 52 TL
1775 Epinephelus tauvina Greasy grouper Indo-Pacific 90 TL
1987 Epinephelus timorensis Yellowspotted grouper Eastern Indian Ocean 26.5 SL
1828 Epinephelus trimaculatus Threespot grouper Northwest Pacific 50 TL
1987 Epinephelus trophis Plump grouper Eastern Indian Ocean 12.5 SL
1971 Epinephelus tuamotuensis Reticulate grouper Eastern Central Pacific 66 SL
1959 Epinephelus tukula Potato grouper Indo-West Pacific 200 TL
1866 Epinephelus undulatostriatus Maori grouper Western Pacific 61 TL
1824 Epinephelus undulosus Wavy-lined grouper Indo-West Pacific 120 TL



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