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magniscuttis, Epinephelus Postel [E.], Fourmanoir [P.] & Guézé [P.] 1963:365, Fig. 9 [Mémoires de l'Institut français d'Afrique Noire No. 68; ref. 5208] Réunion, western Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype: MNHN 1962-1296. Paratypes: MNHN 1963-0037 (1) [not listed in original description]. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1984:15 [ref. 19232]. •Valid as Epinephelus magniscuttis Postel, Fourmanoir & Guézé 1963 -- (Heemstra & Randall 1986:527 [ref. 5667], Randall & Heemstra 1991:192 [ref. 19601], Heemstra & Randall 1993:182 [ref. 21042], Kramer et al. 1994:71 [ref. 21258], Allen 1997:88 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:505 [ref. 25919], Fricke 1999:192 [ref. 24106], Heemstra & Randall 1999:2510 [ref. 24815], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:491 [ref. 25191], Hutchins 2001:30 [ref. 25847], Randall et al. 2004:12 [ref. 27624], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:164 [ref. 28072], Hoese et al. 2006:1013 [ref. 28999], Fricke et al. 2009:45 [ref. 30213], Fricke et al. 2011:384 [ref. 31242], Craig et al. 2011:180 [ref. 31786], Ma & Craig 2018:455 [ref. 36100], Nakamura et al. 2018:226 [ref. 36354], Fricke et al. 2019:118 [ref. 36673], Johnson & Wilmer 2019:345 [ref. 36985], Bogorodsky et al. 2020:514 [ref. 38001], Parenti & Randall 2020:73 [ref. 37354], Ray & Mohapatra 2020:113 [ref. 37300], Akhilesh et al. 2021:52 [ref. 38701], Heemstra 2022:61 [ref. 39742]). Current status: Valid as Epinephelus magniscuttis Postel, Fourmanoir & Guézé 1963. Epinephelidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), southern Mozambique, Socotra (Yemen), Madagascar and western Mascarenes (La Réunion, Mauritius) east to Fiji and Tonga, north to southern Japan, south to eastern Australia and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.


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