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spilotus, Epinephelus Schultz [L. P.] in Schultz et al. 1953:352, Fig. 55 [Bulletin of the United States National Museum No. 202, v. 1; ref. 3975] Lagoon reef at Rujoru Island, Eniwetok Atoll, western Pacific. Holotype: USNM 141895. Paratypes: USNM 141896 (2), 150001 (4), 152974 [ex UW] (1). •Synonym of Epinephelus howlandi (Günther 1873) -- (Randall & Heemstra 1991:169 [ref. 19601], Heemstra & Randall 1993:167 [ref. 21042], Fricke & Kulbicki 2006:328 [ref. 28867]). Current status: Synonym of Epinephelus howlandi (G√ľnther 1873). Serranidae: Epinephelinae. Habitat: marine.