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polylepis, Epinephelus Randall [J. E.] & Heemstra [P. C.] 1991:226, Pl. 19C; Fig. 118 [Indo-Pacific Fishes No. 20; ref. 19601] Off Bahrain, 26°55'30"N, 50°58'18"E, Persian Gulf, depth 53-55 meters. Holotype: BPBM 30580. Paratypes: BMNH 1891.2.1.2 (1), 1899.1.24.1 (1), 1945.12.31.19 (1); BPBM 27480 (1); FMNH 98283 (1); ONHM 1606 (1); RMNH 12345 (1); ZMUC P43670 (1). •Valid as Epinephelus polylepis Randall & Heemstra 1991 -- (Heemstra & Randall 1993:213 [ref. 21042], Randall 1995:135 [ref. 22896], Allen 1997:88 [ref. 23977], Carpenter et al. 1997:146 [ref. 23922], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S104 [ref. 27377], Craig et al. 2011:208 [ref. 31786], Randall et al. 2013:524 [ref. 32685], Psomadakis et al. 2015:200 [ref. 34104], Ali et al. 2018:319 [ref. 36183], Ma & Craig 2018:455 [ref. 36100], Eagderi et al. 2019:109 [ref. 37020], Parenti & Randall 2020:77 [ref. 37354], Wu et al. 2020:134 [ref. 37525]). Current status: Valid as Epinephelus polylepis Randall & Heemstra 1991. Serranidae: Epinephelinae. Distribution: Northwestern Indian Ocean: Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman and Persian Gulf east to western India. Habitat: marine.