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inermis, Serranus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1833:436 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 9; ref. 1002] Antilles. Holotype (unique): MNHN 0000-5633 (dry). Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1984:29 [ref. 19232]. •Valid as Epinephelus inermis (Valenciennes 1833) -- (Robins & Ray 1986:132 [ref. 23100], Bullock & Smith 1991:103 [ref. 36591], Cervigón 1991:326 [ref. 24472], Boschung 1992:106 [ref. 23239], Aguilera 1998:48 [ref. 24221]). •Valid as Dermatolepis inermis (Valenciennes 1833) -- (Matsuura in Uyeno et al. 1983:307 [ref. 14275], Cervigón 1992:426 [ref. 23827], Heemstra & Randall 1993:66 [ref. 21042], Grace et al. 1994:16 [ref. 25512], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:205 [ref. 25013], Musick et al. 2000:16 [ref. 24959], Gasparini & Floeter 2001:1644 [ref. 25634], Rocha & Rosa 2001:989 [ref. 25909], Heemstra et al. 2003:1337 [ref. 27060], Moura & Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:75 [ref. 27192], Nelson et al. 2004:127 [ref. 27807], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:139 [ref. 28815], Craig et al. 2011:67 [ref. 31786], Page et al. 2013:130 [ref. 32708], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:38 [ref. 33341], Pinheiro et al. 2015:13 [ref. 34324], Ma & Craig 2018:455 [ref. 36100]). Current status: Valid as Dermatolepis inermis (Valenciennes 1833). Serranidae: Epinephelinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: North Carolina (U.S.A.) throughout the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean to Venezuela; also off Brazil and offshore islands. Habitat: marine.