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Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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Alphestes Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801:236 Masc. Epinephelus afer Bloch 1793. Type by subsequent designation. Type designated by Jordan & Swain 1884:394 [ref. 9337] and by Eigenmann 1890:349 [ref. 2440]. •Synonym Epinephelus Bloch 1793, but a valid subgenus Alphestes -- (Smith 1971:162 [ref. 14102], Kendall 1984:500 [ref. 13663], Baldwin & Johnson 1993:251 [ref. 27443]). •Valid as Alphestes Bloch & Schneider 1801 -- (Heemstra & Randall 1993:18 [ref. 21042], Craig et al. 2001:126 [ref. 26133], Heemstra et al. 2003:1314 [ref. 27060], Craig et al. 2006:327 [ref. 29772], Craig & Hastings 2007:16 [ref. 29046], Craig et al. 2011:4 [ref. 31786], Ma & Craig 2018:453 [ref. 36100] in Epinephelidae). Current status: Valid as Alphestes Bloch & Schneider 1801. Serranidae: Epinephelinae.