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poecilonotus, Serranus Temminck [C. J.] & Schlegel [H.] 1843:6, Pl. 4A (fig. 1) [Fauna Japonica Part 1; ref. 4370] Nagasaki, Japan. Lectotype: RMNH D75 (dry). Paralectotypes: RMNH 176 (2). Original as po√ęcilonotus. Lectotype selected by Boeseman 1947:22 [ref. 12876]. •Valid as Epinephelus poecilonotus (Temminck & Schlegel 1843) -- (Kyushin et al. 1977:202 [ref. 19756], Kyushin et al. 1982:179 [ref. 19754], Katayama in Masuda et al. 1984:131 [ref. 6441], Heemstra & Randall 1986:530 [ref. 5667], Randall & Klausewitz 1986:234 [ref. 11513], Winterbottom et al. 1989:25 [ref. 13251], Lee 1990:51 [ref. 19830], Randall & Heemstra 1991:223 [ref. 19601], Heemstra & Randall 1993:211 [ref. 21042], Randall 1995:134 [ref. 22896], Fricke 1999:197 [ref. 24106], Heemstra & Randall 1999:2515 [ref. 24815], Nakabo 2000:716 [ref. 25086], Randall in Randall & Lim 2000:610 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:30 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:716 [ref. 26001], Youn 2002:310, 592 [ref. 26218], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S104 [ref. 27377], Fricke et al. 2009:47 [ref. 30213], Craig et al. 2011:205 [ref. 31786], Fricke et al. 2018:152 [ref. 35805], Zajonz et al. 2019:71 [ref. 36871], Johnson & Wilmer 2019:346 [ref. 36985]). •Valid as Mycteroperca poecilonota (Temminck & Schlegel 1843) -- (Ma & Craig 2018:456 [ref. 36100] as poecilonotus). Current status: Valid as Epinephelus poecilonotus (Temminck & Schlegel 1843). Serranidae: Epinephelinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: South Africa, East Africa, Madagascar, western Mascarenes and Socotra east to Fiji and Western Australia, north to central Japan and Ogasawara Islands. Habitat: brackish, marine.