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tuamotuensis, Epinephelus Fourmanoir [P.] 1971:127, Fig. 1 [Cahiers du Pacifique No. 15; ref. 7672] Rangiroa Atoll, from the village of Avatoru to 2 kilometers east, Tuamotu Archipelago, depth 180-240 meters. Holotype: MNHN 1970-0040. Paratypes: (8) ?MNHN [ex ORSTOM Nouméa] (2). Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1984:15 [ref. 19232]. •Valid as Epinephelus tuamotuensis Fourmanoir 1971 -- (Randall & Heemstra 1991:278 [ref. 19601], Heemstra & Randall 1993:2464 [ref. 21042], Heemstra & Randall 1999:2546 [ref. 24815], Randall 1999:12 [ref. 25829], Craig et al. 2011:251 [ref. 31786], Ma & Craig 2018:455 [ref. 36100]). Current status: Valid as Epinephelus tuamotuensis Fourmanoir 1971. Serranidae: Epinephelinae. Distribution: Central Pacific: French Polynesia, Pitcairn Group and Cook Islands. Habitat: marine.