of the wrasse family, we change colour and sex as we grow.
As a juvenile, the female is brown to green-brown. At about
35 cm (1 kg), she matures to the adult female and turns to
red-brown. At around 60cm (5 kg), sometimes smaller, the adult
female turns into a male and the colour changes to blue or
grey-blue. The male can reach 1 metre in length.
can see I'm male.
out this photo of a blue groper. Click on it for a bigger
are small and we have these yellow or orange squiggly lines
around them. Our body is thick, and we've got a big tail and
which are like pegs, are strong and we can eat a variety of
invertebrates (creatures without back bones), such as sea
urchins, cunjevoi, crabs, mussels and other molluscs.