Habitat and Ecology
Saloptia powelli is found on rocky substrates in deep water. Nothing is known or published on its biology.
Saloptia powelli is captured by dropline fishing in 100 to 200 m depth in Pacific Island countries (Dalzell and Preston 1992). It is an important component of the deep water handline fishery in the Marianas (Polovina and Ralston 1987).
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.
Depth range (m): 366 - 366
Temperature range (°C): 12.960 - 12.960
Nitrate (umol/L): 12.444 - 12.444
Salinity (PPS): 34.882 - 34.882
Oxygen (ml/l): 4.101 - 4.101
Phosphate (umol/l): 1.079 - 1.079
Silicate (umol/l): 6.301 - 6.301
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From 140 to 367 meters.
Habitat: demersal. Inhabits deep waters on rocky substrata. One of the most common deepwater groupers caught with handlines at the Marianas.
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Saloptia powelli
Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Saloptia powelli
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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No current information on population trends or abundance for Saloptia powelli.
Saloptia powelli was considered a virgin stock in the 1970s to 1980s (Dalzell and Preston 1992). It is taken in deep water drop line and handline fisheries throughout most of the Pacific; in the Cook Islands this species dominated the grouper catch (Polovina and Ralston 1987, Dalzell and Preston 1992). It is likely to be taken in any deep water fisheries within its range and is specifically is targeted in Japan.
Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems