What's been spotted in Victoria?

Western blue groper

Achoerodus gouldii

This is the 4th sighting of a Blue Goper at this same site off Barwon Heads over the past couple of years. Its been seen in summer and winter and seems this species is a resident of the area.

Depth 20m
Achoerodus gouldii

About this species

Western Blue Groper are the largest bony fish on the south coast. They live in small family groups headed by a dominant male. If he disappears, the dominant female changes gender and colour to becomes the new dominant male. Small juveniles shelter seagrasses and algae in bays and estuaries. Read more…

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