Achoerodus viridis (Steindachner, 1866)
Eastern blue groper
Achoerodus viridis
photo by Yau, B.

Family:  Labridae (Wrasses)
Max. size:  62 cm TL (male/unsexed); 33 cm TL (female)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 40 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: southeastern Australia.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Adults are found in coastal rocky areas at depths to about 40 m (Ref. 26878). Protogynous hermaphrodite (Ref. 55367). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Max. length for female species (Bernard Yau, pers. Comm., 2000).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 12 March 2008 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 18.01.99
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 28.07.11

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