Eastern Blue Groper | Achoerodus viridis

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Common Name: Eastern Blue Groper
Species Name: Achoerodus viridis

The Eastern Blue Groper is also known as Blue Groper, Green Groper, Brown Groper, Red Groper, Groper and Giant Pigfish. Adult male Blue Groper’s body colour is deep vivid blue to blue green hues. Female Blue Groper are reddish to dusty red in colour and lighter around belly and under the gill area, juveniles are often brown to green. They are a strong robust fish with a broad powerful tail other distinguishing features are the yellow lines around the eyes and females will also have the vivid blue markings and large fleshy lips. Blue Groper can grow to 20Kg however more commonly caught at weights less than 10Kg.

Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria

Light to Medium Tackle.

Red Crabs, prawns, Black Crab, Cunjevoi and various shellfish.

Eastern Blue Groper Size and Bag Limits

Please Note: Bag limits, minimum and maximum lengths are subject to change and review by your State Fisheries Department.

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