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Western blue groper

Achoerodus gouldii

Male western Blue groper, photo pulled from video footage taken here http://youtu.be/yzpLwZG5vpY which may assist in ID. Males and females can be spotted together.

Depth 4m
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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