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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Serranidae Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets
Subfamily: Epinephelinae
Genus: Epinephelus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Epinephelus adscensionis Rock hind Western Atlantic 65 TL 1765
Epinephelus aeneus White grouper Eastern Atlantic 120 TL 1817
Epinephelus akaara Hong Kong grouper Northwest Pacific 58 TL 1842
Epinephelus albomarginatus White-edged grouper Western Indian Ocean 100 TL 1903
Epinephelus amblycephalus Banded grouper Western Pacific 50 TL 1857
Epinephelus analogus Spotted grouper Eastern Pacific 114 TL 1863
Epinephelus andersoni Catface grouper Southeast Atlantic and We 87 TL 1903
Epinephelus areolatus Areolate grouper Indo-Pacific 47 TL 1775
Epinephelus awoara Yellow grouper Northwest Pacific 60 TL 1842
Epinephelus bilobatus Frostback rockcod Eastern Indian Ocean 33 TL 1987
Epinephelus bleekeri Duskytail grouper Indo-West Pacific 76 TL 1878
Epinephelus bontoides Palemargin grouper Western Pacific 30 TL 1855
Epinephelus bruneus Longtooth grouper Northwest Pacific 136 TL 1793
Epinephelus caninus Dogtooth grouper Eastern Atlantic 164 TL 1843
Epinephelus chabaudi Moustache grouper Western Indian Ocean 137 TL 1861
Epinephelus chlorocephalus Tonga grouper Eastern Central Pacific 17.1 SL 1830
Epinephelus chlorostigma Brownspotted grouper Indo-Pacific 80 TL 1828
Epinephelus cifuentesi Olive grouper Eastern Pacific 100 TL 1993
Epinephelus clippertonensis Eastern Central Pacific 61 TL 1999
Epinephelus coeruleopunctatus Whitespotted grouper Indo-Pacific 76 TL 1790
Epinephelus coioides Orange-spotted grouper Indo-West Pacific 120 TL 1822
Epinephelus corallicola Coral grouper Western Pacific 49 TL 1828
Epinephelus costae Goldblotch grouper Eastern Atlantic and Medi 140 SL 1878
Epinephelus cyanopodus Speckled blue grouper Western Pacific 122 TL 1846
Epinephelus daemelii Saddletail grouper Southwest Pacific 200 TL 1876
Epinephelus darwinensis Darwin grouper Western Central Pacific 53.5 SL 1991
Epinephelus diacanthus Spinycheek grouper Indian Ocean 55 TL 1828
Epinephelus drummondhayi Speckled hind Western Atlantic 110 TL 1878
Epinephelus epistictus Dotted grouper Indo-West Pacific 80 TL 1842
Epinephelus erythrurus Cloudy grouper Indo-West Pacific 45 TL 1828
Epinephelus fasciatomaculosus Rock grouper Western Pacific 30 TL 1865
Epinephelus fasciatus Blacktip grouper Indo-Pacific 40 TL 1775
Epinephelus faveatus Barred-chest grouper Eastern Indian Ocean 32 TL 1828
Epinephelus flavocaeruleus Blue-and-yellow grouper Indian Ocean 90 TL 1802
Epinephelus fuscoguttatus Brown-marbled grouper Indo-Pacific 120 TL 1775
Epinephelus gabriellae Multispotted grouper Western Indian Ocean 52 TL 1991
Epinephelus goreensis Dungat grouper Eastern Atlantic 140 TL 1830
Epinephelus guttatus Red hind Western Atlantic 76 TL 1758
Epinephelus heniochus Bridled grouper Western Pacific 35 SL 1904
Epinephelus hexagonatus Starspotted grouper Indo-West Pacific 27.5 TL 1801
Epinephelus howlandi Blacksaddle grouper Western Pacific 55 TL 1873
Epinephelus indistinctus Somali grouper Western Indian Ocean 80 TL 1991
Epinephelus irroratus Marquesan grouper Pacific Ocean 34 TL 1801
Epinephelus itajara Atlantic goliath grouper Western Atlantic 250 TL 1822
Epinephelus kupangensis Indo-West Pacific 32.2 SL 2016
Epinephelus labriformis Starry grouper Eastern Pacific 60 TL 1840
Epinephelus lanceolatus Giant grouper Indo-Pacific 270 TL 1790
Epinephelus latifasciatus Striped grouper Indo-West Pacific 137 SL 1842
Epinephelus lebretonianus Mystery grouper Probably Indo-Pacific 25 SL 1853
Epinephelus longispinis Longspine grouper Indo-West Pacific 55 TL 1864
Epinephelus macrospilos Snubnose grouper Indo-Pacific 51 TL 1855
Epinephelus maculatus Highfin grouper Pacific Ocean 60.5 TL 1790
Epinephelus magniscuttis Speckled grouper Indo-West Pacific 150 TL 1963
Epinephelus malabaricus Malabar grouper Indo-Pacific 234 TL 1801
Epinephelus marginatus Dusky grouper East and Southwest Atlant 150 TL 1834
Epinephelus melanostigma One-blotch grouper Indo-West Pacific 35 TL 1953
Epinephelus merra Honeycomb grouper Indo-Pacific 32 TL 1793
Epinephelus miliaris Netfin grouper Indo-West Pacific 53 TL 1830
Epinephelus morio Red grouper Western Atlantic 125 TL 1828
Epinephelus morrhua Comet grouper Indo-Pacific 90 TL 1833
Epinephelus multinotatus White-blotched grouper Indian Ocean 100 TL 1876
Epinephelus ongus White-streaked grouper Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1790
Epinephelus poecilonotus Dot-dash grouper Indo-West Pacific 65 TL 1842
Epinephelus polylepis Smallscaled grouper Western Indian Ocean 61 TL 1991
Epinephelus polyphekadion Camouflage grouper Indo-Pacific 90 SL 1849
Epinephelus polystigma White-dotted grouper Asia and Oceania 48 TL 1853
Epinephelus posteli Striped-fin grouper Western Indian Ocean 100 TL 1964
Epinephelus quinquefasciatus Pacific goliath grouper Eastern Pacific. Gulf of 250 TL 1868
Epinephelus quoyanus Longfin grouper Western Pacific 40 TL 1830
Epinephelus radiatus Oblique-banded grouper Indo-West Pacific 70 SL 1868
Epinephelus retouti Red-tipped grouper Indo-Pacific 50 TL 1868
Epinephelus rivulatus Halfmoon grouper Indo-West Pacific 45 TL 1830
Epinephelus sexfasciatus Sixbar grouper Western Central Pacific 40 TL 1828
Epinephelus socialis Surge grouper Pacific Ocean 52 TL 1873
Epinephelus spilotoceps Foursaddle grouper Indo-West-Pacific 35 TL 1953
Epinephelus stictus Black-dotted grouper Eastern Indian Ocean and 33 SL 1987
Epinephelus stoliczkae Epaulet grouper Western Indian Ocean 38 TL 1875
Epinephelus striatus Nassau grouper Western Atlantic 122 TL 1792
Epinephelus suborbitalis Seamount grouper Northwest Pacific 118 TL 1990
Epinephelus summana Summan grouper Western Indian Ocean 52 TL 1775
Epinephelus tauvina Greasy grouper Indo-Pacific 100 TL 1775
Epinephelus timorensis Yellowspotted grouper Eastern Indian Ocean 26.5 SL 1987
Epinephelus trimaculatus Threespot grouper Northwest Pacific 50 TL 1828
Epinephelus trophis Plump grouper Eastern Indian Ocean 12.5 SL 1987
Epinephelus tuamotuensis Reticulate grouper Eastern Central Pacific 66 SL 1971
Epinephelus tukula Potato grouper Indo-West Pacific 200 TL 1959
Epinephelus undulatostriatus Maori rockcod Western Pacific 61 TL 1866
Epinephelus undulosus Wavy-lined grouper Indo-West Pacific 120 TL 1824



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