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venenosa, Perca Linnaeus [C.] 1758:292 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] Bahamas. No types known. Type catalog: Wheeler 1985:49 [ref. 20705]. Based on Catesby 1743: Pl. 5. •Valid as Mycteroperca venenosa (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Robins & Ray 1986:136 [ref. 23100], Bullock & Smith 1991:149 [ref. 36591], Cervigón 1991:352 [ref. 24472], Boschung 1992:108 [ref. 23239], Cervigón 1992:433 [ref. 23827], Heemstra & Randall 1993:278 [ref. 21042], Grace et al. 1994:43 [ref. 25512], Aguilera 1998:48 [ref. 24221], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:215 [ref. 25013], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:157 [ref. 27754], Gasparini & Floeter 2001:1644 [ref. 25634], Heemstra et al. 2003:1360 [ref. 27060], Moura & Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:76 [ref. 27192], Smith et al. 2003:24 [ref. 27621], Nelson et al. 2004:128 [ref. 27807], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:171 [ref. 28815], Craig et al. 2011:322 [ref. 31786], Page et al. 2013:131 [ref. 32708], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:41 [ref. 33341], Pinheiro et al. 2015:14 [ref. 34324], Ma & Craig 2018:456 [ref. 36100], Parenti & Randall 2020:90 [ref. 37354]). Current status: Valid as Mycteroperca venenosa (Linnaeus 1758). Serranidae: Epinephelinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: Bermuda, Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, West Indies, northern South America to southern Brazil. Habitat: marine.