Achoerodus gouldii

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Achoerodus gouldii


Taxonavigation: Labriformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Eupercaria
Ordo: Labriformes

Familia: Labridae
Genus: Achoerodus
Species: Achoerodus gouldii


Achoerodus gouldii (Richardson, 1843)

Holotype: BMNH (dry half skin, apparently lost).

Type locality: Western Australia.


  • Labrus gouldii Richardson, 1843
  • Platychoerops muelleri Klunzinger, 1879


  • Richardson, J. 1843: Contributions to the ichthyology of Australia (continued). Annals and Magazine of Natural History (New Series), 11 (67-8, 71-2): 22–28, 169-182, 352-359, 422-428.
  • Allen, G.R., N.J. Cross, C.J. Allen and M.F. Gomon 2006: Labridae. Labrinae (pp. 1368-1418). In: Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. Fishes.
  • Achoerodus gouldii in FishBase,
    Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2022. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication,, version 08/2021.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Western Blue Groper