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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEpinephelus merra Bloch, 1793 
AphiaID: 218228

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPerciformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerranidae (Family) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEpinephelinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEpinephelus (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEpinephelus merra (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEpinephelus Bloch, 1793
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCephalopholis merra (Bloch, 1793)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEphinephelus merra Bloch, 1793 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEpinephalus merra Bloch, 1793 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerranus merra (Bloch, 1793)
Sources  basis of record Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2014. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication., available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhoneycomb grouper  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
France
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorFrance (introduced: alien[details]
From other sources
Comores
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorComores [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCargados Carajos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRodriguez [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnaclavella sillaginoides Heegaard, 1940 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaligus epinepheli Yamaguti, 1936 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClavellodes pterobrachiata Kabata, 1968 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThysanote gymnobrachiata Kabata, 1968 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThysanote fimbriata (Heller, 1865) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (41 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (82 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FishBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (219 nucleotides; 134 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in France (Nation) : Individual release: deliberate release by individuals [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Cultured under experimental conditions in the Philippines (Ref. 4757). Inhabits shallow lagoon and semi-protected seaward reefs. Common at depths less than 20 m, but occasionally found as deep as 50 m. Juveniles are common in thickets of staghorn @Acropora@ corals. Feeds on crustaceans and fishes. Increase of piscivory with age is observed in this species.  [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:218228
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Epinephelus merra. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=218228 on 2014-12-17
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