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Fisheries Fact Sheet: Baldchin Groper

Baldchin groper, affectionately known as ‘baldies’, are greatly prized for their high-quality white flesh.  Found only in WA, they are powerful swimmers and quite capable of breaking a fishing line as they dive for cover among rocks and coral. This fact sheet covers information on the biology and ecology of the Baldchin groper.


  • Biology
  • Commercial Fishing
  • Fisheries Management
  • Lifecycles
  • Marine Science
  • Recreational Fishing



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