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Achoerodus gouldii Western Blue Groper, Gould's Wrasse, Western Blue Wrasse


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lexID:
7974 
AphiaID:
279497 
Scientific:
Achoerodus gouldii 
German:
Riesenlippfisch 
English:
Western Blue Groper, Gould's Wrasse, Western Blue Wrasse 
Category:
Wrasses 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labridae (Family) > Achoerodus (Genus) > gouldii (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Richardson, ), 1843 
Occurrence:
Australia, Endemic species, South Australia, Western Australia 
Sea depth:
5 - 65 Meter 
Size:
up to 68.9" (175 cm) 
Weight:
40 kg 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Clams, Crabs, Fish (little fishes), Predatory, Snails, Starfishs 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Vulnerable (VU) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-12-26 16:39:30 

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(Richardson, 1843)

The Western blue groper ia an inhabitant of rocky areas and feed on small crabs, fish, mollusks and starfish.

Best left in the wild!

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labridae (Family) > Achoerodus (Genus) > Achoerodus gouldii (Species)

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