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quinquefasciatus, Serranus Bocourt [F.] 1868:223 [Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Paris (Zoologie et Paléontologie) (Sér. 5) v. 10; ref. 14069] Mouth of Río Nagualate, Pacific coast of Guatemala. Holotype (unique): MNHN 0000-5211. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1984:34 [ref. 19232]. •Questionably a synonym of Epinephelus itajara (Lichtenstein 1822) -- (Heemstra 1991:35 [ref. 19323]). •Synonym of Epinephelus itajara (Lichtenstein 1822) -- (Heemstra & Randall 1993:171 [ref. 21042], Sadovy & Eklund 1999:3 [ref. 24110]). •Valid as Epinephalus quinquefasciatus (Bocourt 1868) -- (Craig et al. 2009:173 [ref. 29773], Craig et al. 2011:216 [ref. 31786], Page et al. 2013:130 [ref. 32708], Palacios-Salgado et al. 2014:237 [ref. 36362], Fourriére et al. 2016:444 [ref. 34668], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:608 [ref. 34923], Reis et al. 2016:6 [ref. 34496], Ma & Craig 2018:455 [ref. 36100]). Current status: Valid as Epinephelus quinquefasciatus (Bocourt 1868). Serranidae: Epinephelinae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Peru. Replaced in the Atlantic by E. itajara. Habitat: marine.