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 for Epinephelus punctatus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Butterfish \But"ter*fish`\, n. (Zool.)
     A name given to several different fishes, in allusion to
     their slippery coating of mucus, as the Stromateus
     triacanthus of the Atlantic coast, the Epinephelus
     punctatus of the southern coast, the rock eel, and the
     kelpfish of New Zealand.
     [1913 Webster]

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