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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Epinephelus caninus (Valenciennes, 1843)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Epinephelus caninus Valenciennes, 1843

Synonyms:

Serranus caninus Valenciennes, 1843, in Webb & Berthelot, Hist. Nat. Canaries, 2: 10 (Canary islands). Type: apparently lost.
Cerna canina: Doderlein, 1879, 6: 36 (Sicily) Soljan, 1963: 260, fig. 678.
Serranus caninus: Steindachner, 1883a: 65, pl. 2 (fig. 1).
Epinephelus caninus: Doderlein, 1889: 59 Boulenger, 1895: 205 Cadenat, 1935: 398, fig. 11 Dieuzeide et al., 1954: 193, 2 fig. Bini, 1968, 4: 73, fig. Maurin, 1968: 70, fig. 37.

Common names:

cernia nera [It]
cernia bianca[It]
cherna [Es]
dogtooth grouper [En]
mero denton [Es]
mero [Pr]
mérou noir [Fr]
orfoz [Tu]
rophos [He]
toothed grouper [En]

Dogtooth grouper (Epinephelus caninus)