The western blue groper uses its strong peg-like teeth to prise off reef organisms, such as sea urchins, molluscs and
crustaceans. Adults have a unusual ‘bite and suck’ feeding behaviour, where they dislocate their jaw so as to bite off a large piece of reef algal mat – and then filter-out and eat the tiny crustaceans that live in it. They are fantastic eating
J. Robb, Windy Harbour
Feasting on all sorts of things they are a bit of a forager on or near the ocean floor with Crabs of all shapes and sizes including Blue Swimmer’s, Octopus, assorted fish and even Rock Lobster making up their diet.
Jason Scimone, Bunbury