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Achoerodus viridis Brown Groper, Eastern Blue Groper, Eastern Blue Wrasse, Giant Pig Fish, Red Groper


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lexID:
5766 
AphiaID:
279498 
Scientific:
Achoerodus viridis 
German:
Riesen-Lippfisch 
English:
Brown Groper, Eastern Blue Groper, Eastern Blue Wrasse, Giant Pig Fish, Red Groper 
Category:
Wrasses 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labridae (Family) > Achoerodus (Genus) > viridis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Steindachner, ), 1866 
Occurrence:
Australia, Bass Strait, Endemic species, Queensland 
Sea depth:
1 - 65 Meter 
Size:
47.24" - 66.93" (120cm - 170cm) 
Weight:
18 kg 
Temperature:
50 °F - 82.4 °F (10°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Clams, Crustaceans, Edible crab, Fish (little fishes), Invertebrates, Sea urchins, Zoobenthos, Zooplankton 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Near threatened (NT) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-12-29 21:44:16 

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Achoerodus viridis (Steindachner, 1866 & Richardson, 1843)

Achoerodus viridis, also known as the blue groper, is one of the most commonly seen reef fishes in the waters of south-eastern Australia and live in a variety of coastal waters, especially exposed reefs.

They are in fact rarely found north of the NSW/Qld border of the east coast of Australia and are an endemic Australian species.

All Achoerodus viridis begin their life as females. As they mature, they go through an initial phase, in which they may be male or female, before developing their adult colouring and reaching the terminal phase.

The blue groper feeds on invertebrates such as sea urchins, crabs and mussels.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labroidei (Suborder) > Labridae (Family) > Achoerodus (Genus) > Achoerodus viridis (Species)



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