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Fish Profiles

Groper – Blue

Description:

The colouration of these fish depends on the sex. Adult male gropers are a bright blue with darker blue/red lines or blotches around their eyes. Whereas the adult female are green to brown or orange to red in colouration. The juvenile fish of these species are grey/brown in colour. Fins are the same colour as the body for both sexes.

Size:

This large fish commonly grows to around 15kg, and in certain area spanning from SA to WA grow well in excess of 30kg.

Where:

Found from Victoria up the east coast of Australia to Queensland. Sometimes seen around exposed shallow reefs.

How:

This fish has been a protected species since 1969.