Epinephelus Bloch 1793 (perch-like fish)

Actinopteri - Perciformes - Serranidae

Parent taxon: Serranidae according to W. Schwarzhans 2007

See also Aguilera and de Aguilera 2004, Casier 1966, David 1943, Purdy et al. 2001 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Allomorone, Centropristis, Diplectrum, Epigonus, Epinephelinae, Mycteroperca, Palaeopercichthys, Paralabrax, Percostoma, Plesioserranus, Prolates, Properca, Protanthias, Serraninus, Serranopsis, Serranus, Tavania

Subtaxa: Epinephelus itajara Epinephelus ovalis Epinephelus plicatus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Italy (1 collection)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene of Algeria (2), Slovakia (1), United States (1: California), Venezuela (2)

• Eocene of Germany (1), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 10 collections including 12 occurrences

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