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Dermatolepis Gill [T. N.] 1861:54 Fem. Dermatolepis punctatus Gill 1861. Type by monotypy. Subgenus of Epinephelus Bloch 1793 -- (Smith 1971:157 [ref. 14102], Kendall 1984:500, 507 [ref. 13663]). •Synonym of Epinephelus Bloch 1793, but a valid subgenus Dermatolepis -- (Baldwin & Johnson 1993:251 [ref. 27443]). •Valid as Dermatolepis Gill 1861 -- (Heemstra & Randall 1986:520 [ref. 5667], Randall & Heemstra 1991:75 [ref. 19601], Heemstra & Randall 1993:64 [ref. 21042], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:269 [ref. 24550], Craig et al. 2001:126 [ref. 26133], Heemstra et al. 2003:1314 [ref. 27060], Craig & Hastings 2007:16 [ref. 29046], Craig et al. 2011:65 [ref. 31786], Golani & Fricke 2018:62 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Dermatolepis Gill 1861. Serranidae: Epinephelinae.