Achoerodus


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Related to Achoerodus: Blue groper
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Noun1.Achoerodus - a genus of LabridaeAchoerodus - a genus of Labridae      
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
Achoerodus gouldii, giant pigfish, pigfish - found around the Great Barrier Reef
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Over 40 Labridae species occur in Sydney Harbour (Australian Museum Online 2012) but only two taxa have been identified archaeologically--the large and distinctive Achoerodus viridis (Blue Groper) and Pseudolabrus spp.
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.
2004; Walker and McCormick, 2004), as well as its congener Achoerodus viridis (Gillanders, 1995a).
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).