EASTERN BLUE GROPER FACTS
The Eastern Blue Groper is a large wrasse with prominent fleshy lips. Adult males are bright blue. Adult females are reddish brown with fine blue and orange markings around the eye. Juveniles are grey brown, orange brown or green. All juveniles are female, with some fish turning to males as they mature.
to 1.2 m
range of habitats from shallow waters to 40m deep. Juveniles usually found in estuarine seagrass beds.
crabs, prawns, shellfish, sea urchins.
The Eastern Blue Groper is endemic to Australia in coastal waters from southern Queensland to Wilson's Promontory in Victoria.
|Common Name:||Eastern Blue Groper|