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Achoerodus gouldii  (Richardson, 1843)

Western blue groper
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labridae (Wrasses)
Etymology: Achoerodus: Greek, a = without; also with the meaning of copulative particle = with + Greek, choiros = pig + Greek, odous = teeth+B103 (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 65 m (Ref. 9563).   Subtropical

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 65.3  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 175 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9563); max. reported age: 70 years (Ref. 94078)

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Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia, from southern Western Australia to South Australia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are found on the continental shelf (Ref. 9563). They inhabit rocky areas and feeds on small crabs, fish, mollusks and starfish (Ref. 2156). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Protogynous (Ref. 94078).

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Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Westneat, Mark | Collaborators

May, J.L. and J.G.H. Maxwell, 1986. Trawl fish from temperate waters of Australia. CSIRO Division of Fisheries Research, Tasmania. 492 p. (Ref. 9563)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

  Vulnerable (VU) (A2bd)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00551 - 0.01733), b=3.05 (2.90 - 3.20), based on LWR estimates for species & (Sub)Family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.59 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (66 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.