Larval development of Achoerodus viridis (Pisces: Labridae), the Australian eastern blue groper.
Comparison of growth rates between estuarine and coastal reef populations of Achoerodus viridis (Pisces, Labridae).
Influence of habitat on abundance and size structure of a large temperate fish, Achoerodus viridis (Pisces, Labridae).
Feeding ecology of the temperate marine fish Achoerodus viridis (Labridae): Size, seasonal and site-specific differences.
Achoerodus viridis suffered such heavy fishing mortality in eastern Australia that the waters of that region were closed to commercial and recreational fishing for that species and still remain closed to spear and commercial fishing (Gillanders, 1999).
Gillanders for kindly supplying length data for Achoerodus viridis.
gouldii at corresponding ages parallels the situation recorded for a number of other protogynous fishes, e.g., the cylindrical sandperch (Parapercis cylindrica), the heavybeaked parrotfish (Chlorurus gibbus), the greenfin parrotfish (Chlorurus sordidus), the swarthy parrotfish (Scarus niger), and the sixband parrotfish (Scarus frenatus) (Choat et al., 2006; Munday et al., 2004; Walker and McCormick, 2004), as well as its congener Achoerodus viridis (Gillanders, 1995a).
Achoerodus gouldii was collected monthly or bimonthly between April 2004 and October 2007 from numerous sites in coastal waters between Albany (at 35[degrees]01'S, 117[degrees]58'E) and Esperance (at 33[degrees]45'S, 21[degrees]55'E) off the south coast of Western Australia.
Abstract--The western blue groper (Achoerodus gouldii) is shown to be a temperate protogynous hermaphrodite, which spawns between early winter and mid-spring.