QUEENSLAND GROPER FACTS
The Queensland Groper is one of the largest bony fish in the world, and the largest fish found on coral reefs. Adults are greenish grey to brownish grey with faint mottling and small black spots on the fins. Juvenile fish are black with yellow markings. These robust fish have rounded tails and large mouths. The dorsal fin spines in large adults increase in size from front to back.
Giant Grouper, Queensland Grouper
length to 270cm, weight to 400kg
coral reefs where it is sometimes seen in caves or wrecks; also found in estuaries, small fish sometimes found near shore and harbors. Depth range 4m - 100m
Feed on spiny lobsters, fish including small sharks, juvenile sea turtles and crustaceans.
The Queensland Groper is found in tropical waters throughout the Indo-Pacific. In Australia it is found from the southern coast of Western Australia, around the north of the country and down the east coast to southern New South Wales.
There have been unconfirmed reports of fatal attacks on humans.
|Common Name:||Queensland Groper|
Relatives in same Genus
Blacktip Rockcod (E. fasciatus)
Flowery Cod (E. fuscoguttatus)
Trout Cod (E. maculatus)
Honeycomb Grouper (E. merra)
Camouflage Grouper (E. polyphekadion)
Potato Cod (E. tukula)