Scientific Name
Saloptia powelli  
Saloptia powelli褒氏貧鱠
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Smith, 1964 Depth 140 - 367M
Chinese 褒氏貧鱠 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮨科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F338 Serranidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 鮑氏澤鮨 
Max Length 52.5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 鱠、過魚、石斑、鱠仔(澎湖) 
Distribution in World Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Cook Is. 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  Smith, J. L. B. 1964 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0056032. ASIZP0061290. FRIP22380.  
Common Name Deepsea cod; Golden grouper 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin continuing, dorsal rays VIII, 11; anal rays III, 8, spines strong, immovable; pelvic fin abdomen; pectoral fin rounded, longer than pelvic fin; caudal fin concave or truncate. gill rakers First gill arch with 8-9 on upper limb, 16-17 on lower limb; lateral line scales 70-80; lateral scale series 115-133.preorbital depth 1/2 or less of eye diameter; head length 2.5 to 2.6 times in standard length.Head, lateral body and each fin yellow to yellowish orange, abdomen pale or reddish; lip, nape sometimes with red color.
habitats Inhabits deep waters on rocky substrata 140-367 m. One of the most common deepwater groupers caught with handlines at the Marianas. 
Distribution Pacific Ocean: western Pacific to French Polynesia. Reported as Epinephelus truncatus from French Polynesia by Bagnis et al. 
Utility Not abundance, savory and palatable.