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Achoerodus viridis (Wrasse; Red groper; Giant pigfish; Eastern blue wrasse; Eastern blue groper; Brown groper; Blue groper)

Synonyms: Heterochoerops viridis; Platychoerops badius; Trochocopus unicolor
Language: Mandarin Chinese

Wikipedia Abstract

Achoerodus viridis, the eastern blue groper, is a species of wrasse native to southeastern Australia from Hervey Bay in southern Queensland to Wilsons Promontory in Victoria. They occur in coastal waters, preferring rocky areas at a depth of about 40 m (130 ft). Juveniles inhabit beds of seagrass in estuaries. The diet of this species consists of invertebrates such as various molluscs, crabs, sea urchins, and cunjevoi. This species grows to a length of 72 cm (28 in) as adult males, while females are less than 60 cm (24 in) long. This species was sometimes sought as a game fish but this is now banned in New South Wales. In 1998, the eastern blue groper was made the state fish emblem of New South Wales.
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Emblem of

New South Wales

Range Map


Australia; East Central Australian Shelf; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Southwest; Southwest Pacific: southeastern Australia.;

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