Western blue groper

The Western blue groper lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 5 - 65 m environment.

The Western blue groper lives in water 5-65 m deep, and the eastern species from the shallows up to 40 m deep. They feed on invertebrates such as sea urchins, crabs and mussels. More

Sea Fishes of Southern Australia records a western blue groper of 39.5kg – now that’s a big fish. More

Western Blue Gropers are long-lived and slow growing, taking 15 years to reach sexual maturity at 60 cm. They are thick bodied with peg shaped teeth, large scales and tail and thick lips. More

Recfishwest supports protection for western blue groper at Rottnest Island - Recfishwest today praised the Fisheries Minister, Jon Ford's, announcement to totally protect the western blue groper, in waters around Rottnest Island. More

Western Blue Groper protected at Rottnest Island 'http://www.rottnestisland.com/' Fisheries Minister Jon Ford has announced a new measure to protect one of Western Australia’s largest fish species, the western blue groper, in waters around Rottnest Island. More

range for western blue groper extends from Geraldton to the South Australian border and beyond, but they are a rare sight along WA’s west coast, especially off the metropolitan area. More

of June 1, western blue groper will be totally protected within the Rottnest Island Marine Reserve, which includes all waters surrounding the island, extending to about two kilometres offshore. More

Large adult western blue groper are also a source of delight for divers, who regard them as being up there with other iconic species such as the leafy seadragon, Australian sea lion and giant cuttlefish, and therefore of much greater value under the water than above it. More

Western Blue Groper The Western Blue Groper Achoerodus gouldii is only fully protected in the Gulf waters and Backstairs Passage under Fisheries Legislation. More

There's also a western blue groper, which is found from Victoria to southern Western Australia. More

Fishing for western blue groper in waters around Rottnest Island will be banned from Sunday. WA Fisheries Minister Jon Ford says the ban will apply within the Rottnest Island Marine Reserve, which extends to about two kilometres offshore. More

Western Blue Groper and the Harlequin Fish Juvenile WBG Adult WBG We are now taking up the cause of these two superb fish. More

Unique to southern Australia, the Western Blue Groper is the largest and oldest fish found along the southern ocean. It changes sex and colour throughout its life from a grey juvenile to an olive green female and finally a dark blue male. More

Common names

Blue groper in English
giant pigfish in English
Gould's wrasse in English
parrotfish in English
Riesenlippfisch in German (Deutsch)
Western blue groper in English
Western blue wrasse in English
Wrasse in English
古氏蓝唇鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
古氏藍唇魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Labridae
Genus : Achoerodus
Species : Achoerodus gouldii
Authority : Richardson, 1843