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punctatissimus, Serranus G√ľnther [A.] 1859:144 [Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 1; ref. 1961] China. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1983.12.22.1. Also listed was Plate X, fig. A, but on preface p. vi it is stated, "The Plates referred to, and executed by Mr. Ford, will be published as a separate volume." The figure apparently is Pl. 4A in Boulenger 1895 [ref. 537]. •Objective synonym of Epinephelus cyanopodus (Richardson 1846) after the type of punctatissimus was made the neotype of cyanopodus -- (Randall & Heemstra 1991:128 [ref. 19601], Heemstra & Randall 1993:136 [ref. 21042]). Current status: Synonym of Epinephelus cyanopodus (Richardson 1846). Serranidae: Epinephelinae. Habitat: marine.