English common name: Misty grouper
Spanish common name: mero
Local name: mero
Taxonomic comments: Syn.: Epinephelus mystacinus (Poey, 1852), fide Appeltans et al. (2010)
Name status: Accepted name; taxon occurs in Galapagos.
Description: Size: Reaching lengths of more than 1 m, one of the largest groupers in the Galapagos, reaching lengths of more than a meter.
Habitat: Scattered rock outcroppings over predominantly sand bottom
Last updated: 23 Jan 2014
Taxon native but not endemic.
Least Concern - Lowest risk category. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.
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Eastern Pacific and Atlantic, in the eastern Pacific only found in the Galapagos Islands