Epinephelus Bloch 1793 (perch-like fish)

Actinopteri - Perciformes - Serranidae

Parent taxon: Serranidae according to W. Schwarzhans 2007

See also Aguilera and de Aguilera 2004, Arambourg 1927, Casier 1966, David 1943, Nolf 1972, Purdy et al. 2001 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Allomorone, Centropristis, Cephalopholis, Diplectrum, Epinephelinae, Mycteroperca, Neanthias, Palaeopercichthys, Paleoserranus, Paralabrax, Percostoma, Plesioserranus, Prolates, Properca, Proserranus, Protanthias, Pseudanthias, Seriphus, Serraninus, Serranopsis, Serranus, Tavania

Subtaxa: Epinephelus itajara Epinephelus longispinis Epinephelus ovalis Epinephelus plicatus Epinephelus progigas

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Quaternary of Italy (1 collection), Turks and Caicos Islands (1)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

• Miocene of Algeria (3), Italy (1), Slovakia (1), United States (1: California), Venezuela (2)

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

Total: 14 collections including 16 occurrences

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